SAP SE announced that The Hilti Group is using the Circelligence solution to increase the circularity of its resources. Developed by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the Circelligence tool, built on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), uses BCG's Circelligence methodology to help Hilti maximize the value of raw materials and resources. With Circelligence, Hilti can calculate a qualitative and quantitative circularity score.

Leveraging SAP BTP, Hilti can automate updates to BCG's Circelligence database of materials and track them across the value chain from input to product design, production, business model and usage and end of life with a user-friendly, Web-based interface. The transparency created by the database has helped define Hilti's circularity initiatives, such as the creation of remanufacturing operations at its 70 repair centers worldwide. Here, Hilti technicians extract electronics, motors, rotors and other parts from returned equipment, enabling reuse rather than purchasing new parts without compromising on quality, due to extensive testing.

Additionally, parts that cannot be reused are responsibly recycled by qualified partners, with Hilti providing all information on reuse and recycling to its customers for full transparency.