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STIHL

18/05/2017

Andreas Stihl, founder of Andreas Stihl AG in 1926 was an engineer and important inventor in the area of chainsaws.  Little could a young Andreas Stihl have imagined the implications of the chain saw he designed and built at his Stuttgart home.

The company continued to grow and in 1931 it became the first European company to export chainsaws to America and Russia. In 1950, Stihl developed the first chainsaw capable of being operated by a single person.

More than just a dreamer, Andreas Stihl was a true innovator. It didn't take long for STIHL chain saws to become extremely popular. The STIHL brand became synonymous with professional chain saws and soon was the number one selling brand worldwide, a title the company retains today.

In the 1970s, STIHL expanded by building manufacturing plants in Brazil and the United States, which led to more diverse product lines. Significant growth in the construction and landscaping markets required products for these skilled professionals looking for STIHL quality and power, and their engineers responded. STIHL also met the increasing demands of quality-conscious consumers with a wide range of grass trimmers, edgers, blowers and, of course, chain saws.

Through all the growth, the company still embraces the same old-world care, dedication to quality and innovative spirit that Andreas Stihl embodied so many decades ago. It’s why their sales continue to grow, and why their legion of customers count on them to keep setting the standard for dependability and new product innovation.

www.stihl.com

As to further improve their logistics, Andreas STIHL began to use the Placard label holder in 2012.

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Procter & Gamble

16/05/2017

Procter & Gamble Co., also known as P&G, is an American consumer goods corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. As a Multinational manufacturer, it primarily specializes in a wide range of cleaning agents, personal care and hygienic products. Before the sale of Pringles to the Kellogg Company, its product portfolio also included foods, snacks and beverages. In January 2005, P&G announced the acquisition of Gillette, forming the largest consumer goods company and placing Unilever into second place.

Two billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people

P&G started using the Placard label holder in 2015.

us.pg.com

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LINDBERG

16/05/2017

LINDBERG eyewear have a connoisseur’s appreciation of exceptional design and high-quality materials. Every frame is a statement about aesthetics and technical innovation. LINDBERG designs feature responsibly sourced materials selected for timeless elegance, exceptional strength and distinctive visual impact. These exclusive materials include titanium, acetate, gold, platinum and diamonds – and certain LINDBERG models are also available in eye-catching natural animal horn. LINDBERG frames are like no others. They insist on a unique blend of no-compromise attention to detail, patented technologies and individual craftsmanship to create a remarkable visual impact.

LINDBERG designs have won dozens of prestigious design awards.

In 2013, LINDBERG decided to start using the Placard technology as part of their demanding logistic processes.

www.lindberg.com

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Estée Lauder

16/05/2017

Estée Lauder, headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City is an American manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company owns a diverse portfolio of brands, distributed internationally through retail channels and digital commerce. It is the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty. Estée Lauder is the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of 25+ brands sold in 150 countries.

Since 2013, Estée Lauder has been using the Placard label holder to optimize their supply chain. 

www.esteelauder.com

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Rado

12/09/2016

As a leader in the top-of-the-range market, Rado has become famous throughout the entire world for its research into materials science. It is the use of sapphire, ceramics, and even high-tech diamonds that affords the strong, unique character of the Rado watch.

Since its foundation, Rado has continually fascinated watch lovers all over the world with its groundbreaking innovations. Rado watches, however, are not just famous for their premium materials, but also for their special esthetic qualities. Today, Rado is among the most treasured watch brands in the world. The company employs 470 staff in a total of 31 countries. On top of that, there are around 5900 retailers and 400 Service Centers.

In 2006, Rado decided to implement the Placard label holder in their logistic processes for its precious range of watches.

www.rado.ch

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ZNA

07/02/2013

One of the main hospital groups in Antwerp (Belgium), containing 9 hospitals, has recently decided to start using the Placard label holder as to improve the efficiency of identification for the contents of their provision cabinets with medical consumables. Quite some sections of a hospital are in need of a large variety of non-medicinal products for the care of their patients. These products concern bandages, diapers, catheters and the like. The correct and efficient provisioning of these consumables is an important part of an effective logistic system within the daily business of each hospital. Shortages or misplacement of consumables cause (cost-)inefficient rush jobs let alone the insufficient service level to the patient.

Label holder

In the past, adhesive labels were put directly onto special plastic holders that were clipped onto trays that contain the medical consumables. When the content changed, the labels needed to be removed which was a time consuming job. Medical staff had to remove the labels manually after soaking the holders into a water basin with detergent. As a consequence, the paper labels got wet and dissolved in the water. However, parts of the labels and the underlying adhesive remained on the holders. Scraping them was a nasty job and adhesive or label residues could not be entirely removed. In the best case, labels and their residues were ultimately removed but the label holder itself was damaged with scratches.

Solution

With the use of the Placard, the plastic label holders remain neat and clean for a long period of time. Whenever needed, the labels can be changed and replaced by new ones. Hence, the medical personnel is released from the frustrating cleaning job so that they can focus on the caring of the patients.

Moreover, the expensive plastic holders have a much longer life-time due to the Placard label holder as a complementary product. 

www.zna.be

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Heintz van Landewyck

26/12/2012

Heintz van Landewyck is an independent Luxembourgish company, specialized in the production and sales of cigarettes, smoking tobacco and filter tubes. Its registered headquarters are situated in the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Today the company Heintz van Landewyck disposes over 6 production plants: Two in Luxembourg, one in Germany, one in Belgium, one in the Netherlands and one in Hungary. Together they produce, all brands included, about 8 to 10 billion cigarettes, 2.5 billion filter tubes and more than 9,000 tons of Fine Cut and pipe tobacco per year. The production is exported to more than 30 countries.

As to optimize their logistic processes, Heintz van Landewyck has been using the Placard label holder since 2003.

www.hvl.lu

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Eurostyle Systems

24/12/2012

Eurostyle Systems in Valenciennes (FR) is a first Tier supplier to the automotive industry. The company is specialized in the production of plastic interior trim parts.

The company is part of the GMD Group, a reliable partner for the transformation of metals and plastics.  

In order to keep its packaging systems neat and clean, Eurostyle Systems has decided in 2012 to start using the Placard label holder for its plastic packaging containers.

www.groupe-gmd.eu

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conTeyor

24/12/2012

conTeyor is an expert in B2B supply chain efficiency. The company focuses on parts protection and supports lean manufacturing. Their packaging solutions are textile-based and customized. They allow increasing the efficiency and, thus, the profitability of their customers.

In today's rapidly evolving world, conTeyor is the packaging partner of choice for companies seeking to distinguish themselves from the competition with green, cost-efficient and highly protective packaging. In making the right choices, packaging adds value to your supply chain process and brings significant cost savings.

conTeyor develops solutions for the material handling of scratch-sensitive components. This solution consists of a soft interior which is a set of textile pockets. The so-called ‘dunnage’ is mounted in a strong exterior handling unit. This is a modular rack or container in metal, plastic or wood.

As these racks or containers are returnable packaging systems, they need to be relabeled frequently for goods identification purposes within the logistic flow . That is why conTeyor’s customers choose for the Placard label holder as a durable solution to avoid label build-up.

www.conteyor.com

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DePuy Synthes

24/12/2012

Johnson & Johnson has recently announced the formation of the DePuy Synthes Companies. The new organization will advance patient care by delivering total solutions that go beyond the products themselves to help people return to living full lives.

The new DePuy Synthes Companies offer the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of orthopaedic products and services for joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine and cranio-maxillofacial therapies. DePuy Synthes Companies are also a global leader in neurological solutions with products and services for neurosurgery, neurovascular, spine and cranio-maxillofacial therapies.

With approximately 18,000 employees worldwide, DePuy Synthes Companies generates nearly $10 billion in annual revenue.

DePuy in Leeds (UK) has implemented the Placard label holder for several years now. Their Loan Services employ plastic and aluminium containers for the transit of orthopaedic implants to the hospitals all over the country. The Placard label holder is used to easily remove shipping labels when the containers are returned. Hence, the flight cases containing the high value sets of orthopaedic implants are kept neat and clean, trip after trip.

www.depuysynthes.com

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Tropical Marine Centre

19/12/2012

Tropical Marine Centre has been Europe's leading supplier of ethically-sourced marine livestock to the trade for over 40 years, as well as manufacturer and distributor of quality, innovative products for the aquarium, planted aquarium and pond.

Tropical Marine Centre offers an unparalleled range of marine fish and invertebrates from the largest aquarium-based holding facilities in Europe. The company's pioneering work on welfare and environmental issues, relating to the collection and importation of marine fish, has established it as a centre of excellence and technical expertise within the ornamental marine fish industry.

Since several years, TMC’s logistic facilities in the UK and Portugal have experienced the benefits of the Rack Placard when rack labels need to be replaced. The product has a positive impact on their logistic costs and their company's image.

www.tropicalmarinecentre.co.uk

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ABB

02/09/2011

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB is one of the world’s leading engineering companies. It is a publicly listed company that operates in approximately 100 countries.

ABB as a global leader in power and automation technologies enables utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. They manage their business based on a divisional structure. The business of ABB comprises five divisions: Power Products, Power Systems, Discrete Automation and Motion, Low Voltage Products, and Process Automation.

The history of ABB goes back to the late nineteenth century, and is a long and illustrious record of innovation and technological leadership in many industries. Technology plays a key role for ABB. They have activities all over the world working to develop unique technologies that make their customers more competitive, while minimizing environmental impact.

Sustainability is integral to all aspects of ABB’s business. They strive to balance economic, environmental and social objectives and integrate them into their daily business decisions.

The Placard label holder helps ABB to organize their internal transport more efficiently. Thanks to its special products features, internal material handling equipment can be identified without the hassle of labor intensive cleaning processes when labels need to be removed and replaced by new ones. 

www.abb.com

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Yamaha Motor Europe NV

29/08/2011

Founded in 1968, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (YME) is the regional headquarters of the Yamaha Motor Company in Europe, located in Schiphol-Rijk (NL).

YME is responsible for coordinating the marketing and sales activities of Yamaha Motor products in the European marketplace, mainly: Yamaha motorcycles and scooters, marine outboard engines, WaveRunner water vehicles, 4-wheel all terrain vehicles (ATV’s), golf cars, snowmobiles and generators.

For close to half a century, Yamaha Motor has been bringing pleasure to millions of people by using ingenuity and enthusiasm to constantly surpass customer expectations, thereby enriching their lives.

A Japanese term concisely summarizes these feelings: ‘Kando’. Kando describes the sensation of profound excitement and gratification derived from experiencing supreme quality and performance.

‘Muda’ is another Japanese term and comprises all kinds of ‘waste’. Amongst other topics, Muda refers to those activities that do not add value. That is why YME has decided, several years ago, to use the Placard. This label holding device helps the company to avoid any time-consuming cleaning operation for the removal of adhesive labels from their reusable transport items that are used in the logistics centre for spare parts and accessories in Schiphol-Rijk.

www.yamaha-motor.eu

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Wacker Neuson SE

13/07/2011

Wacker Neuson, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a leading global manufacturer of light and compact equipment. The company has 30 affiliates in 180 locations over the world and employs approximately 3.200 people.

Wacker Neuson looks back on 160 years of history. The company as it operates today was created through the 2007 merger of Wacker Construction Equipment AG and Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG. With over 300 product categories and extensive rental, spare parts and repair services, Wacker Neuson is the partner of choice among professional users in construction, gardening, landscaping and agriculture, as well as among municipal bodies and companies in the industrial and recycling sectors.

Sustainability plays a crucial role at Wacker Neuson, right from the very first step in product development. The companies chooses environmentally friendly materials wherever possible and factor end-of-life recycling into the design of their machines and equipment. The Wacker Neuson Group distributes its products in Europe under three brands that have always been synonymous with the promise of excellence.

These products are designed for durability and low maintenance – despite being typically deployed under harsh conditions. This reflects our commitment to both customers and the environment.

The Placard label holder matches perfectly with this philosophy where a sustainable solution is offered for easy removability of adhesive labels in the supply chain of Wacker Neuson.

www.wackerneuson.com

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GL Precision BV

13/07/2011

GL Precision is located in Eindhoven and was founded in 1967. The company is evaluated to a well-established supplier of high-quality precision modules and components for various international companies. 

To fulfill the continuous higher quality requirements and at the same time control the production costs, GL Precision has invested in State Of The Art machinery. The Production facilities are located in a modern condition-controlled building with a production space area of 7500 m2. A team of 100 motivated and impassioned employees are working at varied orders. 

As the organization is customer-focused GL Precision guarantees that the service will be accomplished in the most optimal way. Aspects as Quality, Logistics, Technology and Costs get continuous attention.

For several years, this high-tech company has decided to use the Placard label holder in its processes because of the ease of removability of adhesive labels without the hassle of label build-up. 

www.gl-plastics.nl

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Roldo Rent BV

13/07/2011

Roldo Rent bv, with headquarters in Ermelo (NL) is a specialist in the rental of moving equipment. The company, founded in 1981, has historical roots which go back to the early 1930’s. Based on an international network including branches in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Hungary, moving equipment such as containers, boxes, roll cages and extra equipment can be picked up at the local warehouse or delivered on location.

Roldo Rent can support companies and institutions for various types of removals with modern, high-quality removal equipment ensuring the customer’s removal will run smoothly. The company also helps customers to absorb distribution peaks without the need to invest in durable storage material themselves. Businesses considering switching from one-way to returnable packaging are supported during the testing period. Plastic crates or roll cages are hired from Roldo Rent in order to test the viability of this switch.

With their focus on sustainability, all moving equipment is of a durable nature as to limit the impact on the environment. As a consequence, Roldo Rent is the first company in the removal branch that received the Cradle-to-Cradle Gold certificate.

In order to avoid moving equipment to be contaminated by labels indicating the content and/or destination, Roldo has been using the Placard label holder on their plastic crates for more than 8 years now.

www.roldorent.com

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Key Plastics L.L.C

29/05/2011

Key Plastics, headquartered in Northville, MI (USA) provides complete design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations for injection-moulded Interior and Trim components, exterior handles and underhood components. Capabilities include visible exterior and interior painting, multiple interior surface decoration technologies, an accredited testing laboratory along with a complete CAD/CAE department with in-house rapid prototyping. Key Plastics has 18 locations across 8 countries with a headcount of 4,100 employees.

They currently supply components to virtually every major OE in the world and are working everyday to extend their reach, expand their capabilities, strengthen their position and help their customers build better, lighter and smarter vehicles. Their customers are both OEM (50%) and Tier 1 suppliers (50%).

The company is committed to continuous improvement in every aspect of their business. This is just part of what makes Key integral to the success of so many customers. That is why the Key Plastics plant in Leiria, Portugal, has chosen the Placard label holder since 2007.

www.keyplastics.com

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Krüger GmbH

29/05/2011

Krüger manufactures a wide assortment of branded beverages, foodstuffs and pharmaceutical products in instant form, as well as ready-to-drink products and coffee flavours and aromas.The range of instant products covers a broad selection of soluble coffee specialities plus a number of teas and fruit juices. Today, there are five main areas of business that represent the strategic alignment of the Krüger Group: Instant and dietary products for the food trade, pharmaceutical products for self-medication, chocolate products, and semi-finished products for the processing industry.

Krüger operates all its sites in strict accordance with the original entrepreneurial idea of manufacturing consistently high-quality, consumer-oriented products for the food, drink and tobacco industries and selling them at fair prices. The reward is technology leadership in instantising processes and in the production of effervescent tablets.

Krüger has always opted for completely new technologies for manufacturing instant products. As a result, he staked out the area of business that is now associated with the brand name throughout Europe.

Krüeger started using the Placard label holder in 2004 as part of their efficiency programmes.

www.krueger.de

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Spiess Motorenbau GmbH

29/05/2011

Spiess Motorenbau GmbH focuses on the design of high-performance engines for motor racing.  The company based in Ditzingen near Stuttgart has become a global player. For many years, the company specialised in designing Formula 3 engines but since the mid-1990s, it also builds other racing engines. A long time ago, already, the former garage turned into a true high-tech company, equipped with everything from design work stations through CNC moulding cutters to dynamic state-of-the-art test benches.

Despite the enormous expansion, terms such as 'lean management' and customer closeness' do not only represent understood business principles, for Spiess, but also are just necessary, for the company. Racing means speed, serenity, control and moving at the very limit.

Spiess Motorenbau started using the Placard label holder in 2009.

www.spiess-motorenbau.de

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AVL Metal Powders

16/03/2011

AVL Metal Powders, founded in 1937, manufactures aluminium, bronze and copper powders at its production site in Kortrijk (B). The company has remained a family business over the years. Their aluminium, bronze and copper flakes are obtained by a unique production process called dry ball milling. This process can be adapted to the changing customer requirements in the different sectors of application. The powders and pastes obtained by this process can be used in sectors of application ranging from decorative products such as plastics, paints, printing inks to more reactive applications such as the cellular concrete industry

Over the years, AVL Metal Powders has gained an increasing market share, first in Europe, and then in other regions, while adjusting at the same time to changing market requirements. Currently, more than 90% of the AVL production is exported throughout the world.

For the storage of their high value powders, AVL Metal Powders uses aluminium barrels which are used in extreme circumstances. The Placard label holder was chosen to label and re-label the barrels in a safe and easy way. 

www.avlmetalpowders.com

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Sissy-Boy

14/03/2011

Sissy-Boy is a Dutch retail brand, founded in 1982 by Michael Smit. The company is a complete concept, a store for the entire family. Because they work with their own creative and technical experts, the company can guarantee delivery of authentic Dutch quality products of international prestige at any given time.

At Sissy-Boy, one can buy wearable quality clothing, as well as interior and health care products. Regardless of where the customer pops in, every branch-store and component of Sissy-Boy have their own character. They are great places to shop.

For the distribution of goods from their central warehouse in Beverwijk (NL) to their network of 33 stores at 23 locations in The Netherlands and Belgium, Sissy-Boy uses plastic reusable containers that need to be labelled and relabelled frequently. The company has chosen the Placard label holder as to avoid glue and label residues when the containers are returned to be refilled in the central warehouse.

www.sissy-boy.nl

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Mulder Verhuizingen

14/03/2011

Mulder Verhuizingen, located in Wormerveer (NL), is an ISO-9001 certified moving company, founded in 1931.  As a member of FEDEMAC, the Federation of European Movers Association, the company has a vast experience with the moving activities for libraries and archives. The company focuses on tailor-made services for schools, companies and institutions. Relocations can be internal, external, regional, national, international or even overseas.

Mulder Verhuizingen assists the customer in the packaging of his sensitive items to protect these during storage and transport. A specific script helps the customer to organize his move in the most efficient way.

By making use of special containers, equipped with the Placard label holder, the archives can be efficiently coded per rack and per shelf, which makes it easy to store and transport its content to the new location.

www.mulderverhuizingen.nl

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