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Zetes showcases extensive supply chain technologies at SAPICS


Johannesburg, 11 Jul 2012
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The 34th annual SAPICS conference and exhibition, held at Sun City, from 3 to 5 June 2012, provided the ideal platform for Zetes South Africa (formerly ProScan) to launch a number of new products, services and technologies, as well as showcase its extensive range of supply chain and mobility, product identification and voice solutions to the South African market.

“While Zetes' acquisition of ProScan in July 2011 positioned Zetes as a new player in the South African market and built on its reputation as a leading provider of solutions in this field,” comments Andrew Fosbrook, managing director of Zetes South Africa, “Zetes' global resources and centres of excellence enable us to offer our customers access to knowledge, expertise and skills among the most advanced in the world, and this was a key message for us at SAPICS.”

This benefit is realised when a customer requires a specific technology and application, there is a good chance that the solution or service has been implemented elsewhere within the expansive Zetes group.

“While the South African operation has been historically renowned for its software development capabilities, this position has been further strengthened by technology advancements within the Zetes group internationally, as well as extensive growth and development of Zetes South Africa's own software R&D team,” adds Fosbrook.

Visitors to the Zetes stand at SAPICS were provided the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Zetes' key technology areas of focus, including voice solutions; automated coding, marking and labelling solutions; mobility solutions, radio frequency identification (RFID); as well as in-premise warehouse solutions. The scope of products, services and technologies on offer enables Zetes to effectively meet the supply chain and mobility needs of a wide variety of market segments.

In addition, Zetes used the conference to focus on its strategy to increase its African footprint through increased partnerships in Africa and the proposed establishment of satellite offices outside South Africa's borders. The event also allowed Zetes to highlight the Tier 1 partnerships it enjoys with Motorola and Zetes Technologies, as well as the longstanding relationships it has with Collamat, Datalogic, Datamax, Intermec, Matthews, Motion Computing, SOTI, Vocollect and Wavelink, among others.

“The event was a great success for us and we were able to meet many people representing a wide range of industries, namely FMCG, manufacturing, transport and logistics, retail, industrial and mining,” comments Karin Parker, national sales manager for Zetes South Africa.

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, smartcards, biometrics), and develops focussed 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 1 070 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 Moyana (+27) 11 447 3511 lebo@pandp.co.za
Zetes Karin Parker (+27) 11 615 3103 Karin.Parker@za.zetes.com
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