May 1, 2005
Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the New York-based Dover Group, acquired Fas-Co Hi Res. Division based in Chandler, Ariz. Fas-Co has been manufacturing various types of high-resolution drop-on-demand printers for more than 20 years and brings significant expertise to Imaje.
Ryder System Inc., Miami, opened a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology test lab in its 192,000-square-foot, multi-client facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Ryder will use the lab to test RFID vendor hardware and software, tag placement configuration on products, package design and the integration of RFID to Warehouse Management Systems and Transportation Management Systems to determine gained supply chain efficiencies for customers.
SleeveCo Inc., Dawsonville, Ga., received five awards from the Packaging and Label Gravure Association. The company took top honors in four categories: Reverse Printed, Special Effects, Surface Printed and More than 13 Percent Shrink. Among the award-winning sleeves were White Rock Distilleries Fire Water & Barbarossa and North American Beverage’s Diet Mocha Cappuccino.
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Arlington, Va., is partnering with technology software developer BDMetrics to revolutionize the Pack Expo trade show experience with My PackExpo. The new program is a personalized Web-based tool available for each Pack Expo attendee to generate a custom- tailored report of people, products and conference sessions to the attendee’s needs and interests.
Sato in Singapore and Tagistics Corp. in Boca Raton, Fla., entered into a partnership for the cross-marketing and distribution of each company’s products. Tagistics will include Sato’s RFID Printers as standard equipment for its RFID Central solution, while Sato will market RFID Central worldwide.
Sato’s American division, based in Charlotte, N.C., certified ScanSource Inc., Greenville, S.C., in the Sato RFID Solutions training program and designated it as a Sato RFID Certified Partner. As a Sato RFID Certified Partner, ScanSource is authorized to support the sales activities of Sato RFID solutions.
TNT, Jacksonville, Fla., finalized the first phase of its RFID program, involving six projects. The company says results of the projects have proved that the use of intelligent tags in real supply chain operations leads to substantial process improvements like increased efficiency, improved visibility of parts in logistics flows or reduction of errors. Based on the successful outcome of the six projects, TNT is further implementing RFID technology throughout its divisions.
Rexam plc, London, won the Customer Mastery award at the Managing Automation magazine’s first Progressive Manufacturing summit in the United States. The award is given to a manufacturer that has “re-thought and re-engineered business processes around customer demand and demonstrated improvements in customer satisfaction.”
The Association for Operations Management, Alexandria, Va., created a new industry certification to meet changing educational needs supply chain management. The Certified Supply Chain Professional designation is designed for professionals interested in the field of supply chain management and for those working with enterprise resources planning systems.
Alfa Laval, Richmond, Va., launched a new Virtual Showroom on the company’s Web site to present 14 new products in the fields of heat transfer and separation. Available at alfalaval.us, the showroom takes the visitor on a virtual tour of the products presented within the past six months.
A U.S. District Court in Ohio dismissed all claims asserted by Multi-Color Corp., Cincinnati, against American Fuji Seal Inc., Bardstown, Ky. Multi-Color had sued American Fuji Seal claiming that American Fuji Seal’s perforated DuraCore in-mold label infringed U.S. patents.