Ryco develops and markets leading filtration products in the automotive aftermarket in Australia and New Zealand. In 2019, the company was recognised by the Fin Review as the region’s third most innovative company in the consumer goods and manufacturing category.
In 2020, the company is laying the foundations for future awards by bringing connectivity to filtration. The Ryco Bluetooth Sensor Suite is a wireless module that transmits information from sensors connected to various filters to a smartphone. Designed for the Australian and North American aftermarket, the module saves 4x4 enthusiasts from the need to physically inspect or change their filters at regular intervals. Time is money for commercial transportation customers, who want more readily available information on the condition of their filters so that they can optimise their fleet performance.
Today’s solutions require hard wiring into the vehicle, which is both time consuming and requires expert knowledge. By contrast, the unique design of the Ryco Bluetooth Sensor Suite allows operators to attach the device to filters without the assistance of professional electricians or mechanics, a first of its kind. Ryco secured federal grant funding under the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants scheme to support the design and development of its unique Bluetooth Sensor Suite.