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Rubicon acquires German-based tech company

The acquisition of Civix expands and enhances the routing capabilities of Rubicon’s flagship software products for municipal and private fleets.

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January 13, 2022

Rubicon Technologies, a waste and recycling management software provider based in Lexington, Kentucky, has announced the acquisition of Civix, a routing software and solutions company in Freiburg, Germany. 

According to a news release from Rubicon, the acquisition expands and enhances the routing capabilities of the company’s flagship software products for municipal and private fleets, RUBICONSmartCity and RUBICONPro. The acquisition also helps to drive Rubicon’s growth into additional international markets.

Civix is the developer of FleetRoute route optimization and strategic planning software and associated technologies for data collection, in-cab navigation, tracking, performance monitoring and messaging.  It also provides operational consulting services.

The company has customers in North America, Europe and the Middle East and works with local governments, councils and municipalities, private companies and federal governments. As part of the acquisition, the president of Civix, Paul Patterson, and his team have joined Rubicon.

“On behalf of our team, we are thrilled to have joined the Rubicon family to do our part in accelerating the Company’s mission to end waste,” Patterson says. “Rubicon has partnered with FleetRoute for several years, and now with this acquisition, we will be able to directly integrate our best-of-breed technologies and leverage the synergies between them to bring our customers to new levels of efficiency and performance.”

RUBICONSmartCity is a cloud-based technology suite that helps city governments run faster and more efficient waste, recycling, and heavy-duty municipal fleet operations. RUBICONSmartCity tracks trash and recycling and documents litter, bulky waste and illegal dumping with photos. The software also reduces recycling contamination so cities can sell their recyclable commodities for as much money as possible, and it reduces the cost of collection by ensuring trucks are taking the most efficient path to collect waste and recycling. 

Finally, it also equips vehicles with capabilities to look for critical infrastructure and quality of life issues that can affect communities, helping cities deliver better public services across all ZIP codes. 

RUBICONPro, a complementary product offering, helps private waste and recycling haulers provide customer service to commercial and residential customers through a similar feature set, the company says.

“This acquisition will help Rubicon provide current and future public and private sector customers with an expanded level of service and will enhance our ability to deliver on the promise of creating more efficient, effective and sustainable waste and recycling services for communities,” says Michael Allegretti, chief strategy officer at Rubicon. “The addition of Paul and his experienced team to Rubicon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our business as we expand to more and more fleets across North America and abroad.”

RUBICONSmartCity is in more than 70 cities across the United States, including Asheville, North Carolina; Baltimore; and Columbus, Ohio. The solution is available to purchase on Sourcewell, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, the HGACBuy consortium and Marketplace.