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SATO Group establishing 2 new companies SATO Global Solutions and SATO International

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SATO, a global barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions, have  announced plans to accelerate its global growth strategy through the establishment of two new group companies –

SATO Global Solutions and SATO International.

Both companies will officially launch in January 2015, with SATO Global Solutions headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and SATO International in Tokyo, Japan.

As part of SATO’s long-term strategy, corporate globalisation and maximisation of customer value were targeted as focus areas to grow its business overseas.

Mike Beedles has been appointed to lead SATO Global Solutions. Mr. Beedles has a strong entrepreneurial background and deep knowledge of supply chain management, with over twenty years of consulting, sales and management experience. Since 2007 he has led a specialised team within SATO America focused on system integration, developing and deploying warehouse management systems, traceability systems and RFID solutions.

To ensure the rapid execution of the Group’s strategy, Kaz Matsuyama, President and CEO of SATO Holdings, will also serve as the head of SATO International, allowing for central management of global business operations and close cooperation between the Japan HQ and overseas group companies.   

SATO Global Solutions,  has  software development as a core competence, SATO Global Solutions will deliver  Auto-Identification solution integration, covering hardware and consumables development, manufacturing and maintenance. Utilising  SATO’s engineered solutions from around the world and provide service to customers globally.

Focusing on providing one-stop solutions to customers in a range of industries including manufacturing, retail, logistics and healthcare.

SATO International

SATO International will integrate and oversee all aspects of overseas business activities including boosting earnings potential, improving group synergy, crafting and executing global strategy, supporting sales activities and customer management.

Through the introduction of this new management structure, SATO International will seek to expand and grow SATO's overseas business, developing a core revenue source for the Group.