Beverage Industry

Supplier News

July 1, 2004

Supplier News

Videojet Technologies Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., announced its acquisition of Zipher Ltd., a U.K.-based manufacturer of thermal transfer and large character ink jet printers. Videojet is a provider of product identification equipment including large and small character ink jet printers, thermal transfer printers and laser markers, as well as print-and-apply and labeling systems. Videojet says the acquisition of Zipher solidifies its position as a major player in the thermal transfer printing market.
Billtrust, a provider of outsourced billing solutions was chosen by Port Washington N.Y.-based Prism Visual Software Inc. to be its billing partner of choice. The agreement allows Prism users to outsource their entire bill processing through the combined Prism and Billtrust offering. This integrated solution enables both current and future Prism customers to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with customer billing, accelerate their cash flow, improve customer service and begin the migration to electronic billing.
FKI Logistex, St. Louis, Mo., igned a multi-million dollar contract with Gordon Food Service for an automated, high-speed conveying and sorting system. The system will be installed in Gordon’s new warehouse in Shepardsville, Ky. FKI Logistex will supply more than 50,000 feet of powered conveyor and two Unisort XV high-speed sorters.
Crew Design Inc., Kent, Conn., received a patent for its inflatable cooler line of products used to display and store cold beverages in ice in retail stores. The coolers keep drinks cold and draw melted ice water into a storage reservoir that is built into the patented design. Another feature allows product brands to be displayed on the outside of the coolers.