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Zetes announces premier partnership with Motorola Solutions in SA

Johannesburg, 11 Oct 2011
Zetes Press Office
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Zetes (formerly ProScan) has announced its new premier partner status with Motorola Solutions in South Africa, following the recent acquisition of the ProScan Group by Zetes Industries, a leading pan-European company specialising in automatic identification solutions and services for goods and people.

Zetes Industries has a close relationship with Motorola Solutions internationally and is recognised as a Tier 1 partner, integrating their state-of-the-art equipment in numerous supply chain projects across Europe, and mobilising hundreds of thousands of operators in the field.

According to Andrew Fosbrook, Managing Director of Zetes (formerly ProScan), the company already has a large Motorola Solutions' user base in southern Africa. “Following the acquisition, we are now one of two of Motorola's Tier 1 premier partners in South Africa. Our parent company was named Motorola's Partner of the Year in 2010, which underlines the successful collaboration between the two organisations, and we look forward to building upon this partnership in future local projects, as has been achieved internationally.”

Max Stone, Motorola Solutions Distribution & Partner Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, added: “Zetes is an invaluable partner for Motorola Solutions with its extensive solution portfolio and pan-European network of subsidiaries, as well as its footprint into Africa.

“We look forward to working with Zetes, where the international group's 25 years of auto-ID experience combines with ProScan's thorough understanding of local markets to bring innovative solutions to southern African customers, with the objective of translating latest technologies into business benefits.”

Motorola Solutions, which manufacture bar code scanners, mobile computers, wireless LAN solutions and RFID products, is tailored for both enterprise and government customers. “As part of the leading Zetes group, we are now partners of Motorola Solutions' global community, working together to provide our customer base with integrated end-to-end solutions that deliver a clear return on investment, and products that empower them through seamless connectivity,” concluded Fosbrook.

Zetes (formerly ProScan)

Zetes (formerly ProScan) is part of the leading pan-European company that provides value added solutions and services based on the automatic identification of goods and people (Goods ID and People ID).

Zetes uses both emerging and mature technologies (bar code, voice recognition, RFID, smart cards, biometrics), and develops focused solutions to optimise the business performance of many customers through the supply chain across many market segments: manufacturing, transportation, logistics, retail, healthcare, finance, telecommunication, government and public services.

Zetes Media division (formerly ProScan Media) specialises in providing labelling, coding and marking solutions, which include industry leading label printers, label applicators, print 'n apply applicators, inkjet coders and label generation software. In addition, Zetes Media supplies all the consumables required for labelling, coding and marking applications, including self-adhesive labels, thermal transfer ribbons and inkjet inks.

Zetes' head office in South Africa is situated in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, with regional offices in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Zetes Industries (Euronext Brussels: ZTS) has its headquarters in Brussels, with subsidiaries in Belgium, C^ote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Germany, Greece, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK. Zetes currently employs about 1 000 employees and generated consolidated revenue of EUR216.7 million in 2010.

The ProScan Group was acquired by Zetes Industries on 1 July 2011.

Editorial contacts
P and P Communications Lebo or Nono (+27) 011 447 3511
Zetes Andrew Fosbrook (+27) 011 615 3103
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