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  • 25 May 2018

Sato makes major investment in new UK production site

Adjacent to its existing site in Harwich, UK and 35,000 sq ft in size, the new site houses a modern office space for the company’s customer service, purchasing and logistics teams, as well as extensive manufacturing and warehousing facilities

Sato UK has invested £7 million (US$8.2 million) in a new state-of-the-art facility for production of ‘only the highest quality labels, tickets and tags’.

Sato UK is a provider of labeling and auto-identification options for the UK retail, food and drink, industrial and healthcare sectors. It serves a diverse range of customers with hardware and software, combined with a comprehensive label and consumables portfolio, to connect people, goods and information.

Adjacent to its existing site in Harwich, UK and 35,000 sq ft in size, the new site houses a modern office space for the company’s customer service, purchasing and logistics teams, as well as extensive manufacturing and warehousing facilities. The production floor is a temperature and humidity controlled cleanroom with a positive pressure to minimize contaminants. Sato UK identified the carefully controlled environment and improved lighting as ensuring it produces ‘only the highest quality labels, tickets and tags’.

An improved waste management system will further improve productivity and reduce the environmental footprint.

Jason Wise, Sato UK general manager, said: ‘Sato UK has seen significant expansion in its hardware and consumables sales in recent years and this investment reflects our commitment to further growth in the UK.

‘We have over 80 employees here in Harwich and are delighted that we can now offer them a contemporary up to date working environment, as well as facilitate our further manufacturing growth to be a trusted partner addressing the diverse tagging needs of customers.’

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