Danfoss manufactures products for heating and cooling appliances such as radiators and freezers.
The company wanted to expand its offerings to software as a service (SaaS) solution and use its decades of domain expertise to help its food retail customers become more efficient. Danfoss developed Alsense Food Retail, a cloud-based solution built on Microsoft Azure IoT Hub and Event Hubs that grocery stores use to monitor temperatures with sensors. Customers can tightly control energy efficiency across grocery chains, leading to an estimated 30 percent decrease in their energy costs and a 40 percent reduction in food waste. Launched in September 2020, Alsense is a cloud solution that food retail professionals use to help grocery stores run more efficiently.