Tomra Systems ASA provides sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity. It operates through two business areas: Collection Solutions and Sorting Solutions. The Collection Solutions segment includes automated recycling systems (reverse vending machines), and material recovery (handling of used beverage containers, in eastern US and Canada). Sorting Solutions sells material sorting and processing solutions for food (Odenberg and BEST), recycling (TITECH) and mining (CommodasUltrasort) industries. The company was founded by Petter Sverre and Tore Planke in 1972 and is headquartered in Asker, Norway.