FineLine Technologies has acquired Ferm RFID Solutions B.V., a Netherlands-based provider of RFID solutions for the automotive and aviation tire industry.
As part of FineLine’s strategy to meet the unique item identification needs of today’s global supply chains, this acquisition enables the business to offer a complete range of barcode and RFID enabled tire labeling solutions to the automotive and aviation industries.
“This acquisition, combined with our recent acquisition of Data2, now enables us to distribute Ferm’s comprehensive array of RFID labeling solutions via our global service bureau,” says FineLine Chairman and CEO George Hoffman.
Ferm RFID is recognized as the world’s leader in designing, implementing and producing RFID solutions that meet the tire industry’s unique needs.
Solutions that meet these needs include:
• RFID tread labels to trace individual tires from quality control up to the point of sale
• RFID vulcanizing labels to trace individual tires within production logistics
• RFID labels that automatically identify tires in the total supply chain, including bulk reading
• RFID labels that support Inventory management
• RFID labels that provide real time track and trace during production and logistic warehousing for the lifetime of the tire
• Unique RFID solutions to support mold management, track and trace materials
• RFID solutions for tire building machines
Co-Founder of Ferm RFID Solutions Jos Uijlenbroek notes: “We have developed highly successful RFID solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients in the tire industry, and with FineLine’s FASTtrak platform we can now effectively distribute these to our clients anywhere in the world. Look for RFID adoption in the tire industry to rapidly increase with these services now available globally.”
About FineLine Technologies
FineLine Technologies provides barcoded, and RFID integrated labels, tags, and badges for supply chain, omni-channel fulfillment, POS, access control, and consumer engagement needs. FineLine produces billions of tickets annually through its global network of print hubs delivering them on average in less than 5 days. FineLine offers its more than 35,000 registered suppliers online order placement, tracking, and analytics to help customers efficiently manage their supply chains. Learn more at www.finelinetech.com.
About Ferm RFID Solution B.V.
Ferm RFID Solutions was established in 2008 by Jos Uijlenbroek and Marc Flederus to provide companies with support and expertise in all stages of the RFID adoption-process. Mainly based on Ferm’s inventions within the tire industry, Ferm was pinpointed in 2011 as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the Netherlands. Supported by the Dutch government, Ferm became a world leader in developing customized RFID solutions to meet the most demanding needs of its clients, with a strong focus on the tire market. As a result of this effort, Ferm is working closely together with the largest tire producers worldwide. Learn more at http://www.fermrfid.com.