SATO printing solutions…food for thought!


SATO, a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and a leader in barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions offers an extensive range of barcode labeling solutions for tracking and tracing food products. It is essential for food distributors to have complete visibility and traceability throughout the supply chain and to the customer.

SATO printing solutions enable complete control and traceability to efficiently and safely manage products from suppliers to the customer and back to the distributor as returns. Tainted or spoiled food products can be easily identified, recalled, and returned without incident, which saves time, money, and potential litigation. Also, tracking pallets and recycled or returnable assets are yet another way of lowering costs and improving efficiency. SATO…food for thought!

The complete SATO product line includes direct thermal and thermal transfer printers, OEM print engines, printer accessories, label design software, labels and thermal transfer ribbons. 
  • Wipe-on Labeling System for Clamshell Packaging
    Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce Co. installed a SATO thermal printer to accommodate their wipe-on applicator.
  • New Line, New Bottles: SATO Plays a Part
    Switching from glass to a PET bottle and the installation of a new packaging line is paying big dividends for Claude's Sauces, Inc., El Paso, TX.
  • Produce Company Overcomes Labeling Challenge
    A well-designed label communicates important product information, helps manufacturers and shippers comply with government and industry regulations and standards, and (if bar codes are involved) acts as the cornerstone for automated tracking and shipping applications.
  • Fish Gets Case-Ready
    Angling for a share of the case-ready retail market, Beaver Street Fisheries commits itself to the business, hook, line and sinker, with high-speed tray-wrapping lines that produce 2,400 trays per hour of case-ready fish.
  • No Holes in Labeling Program at Krispy Kreme
    The doughnut maker's box labels go round and round -- but they always end up in exactly the right place, thanks to a custom labeling solution
  • Dry-Bean Country
    A new packaging line at L.H. Hayward runs 1-, 2- and 4-lb bags of dry beans on two vertical form/fill/seal machines.
  • Sea Breeze Deploys Low-Volume Printing Solution
    There have not been many options for budget-conscious customers that need a quality printer for low-volume production lines.  
  • SATO Print Engines on 17 tomato-packing lines
    Packaging labels play a key role in the supply chain. A new label print-and-apply system by Cheetah Systems using SATO print engines improves label accuracy by almost double.
  • Fruit packer conquers Produce Traceability Initiative challenge
    Sun Valley Packing Co., a fruit grower and packer with 10 different case-packing and labeling/coding lines, finds a high degree of flexibility with their choice of a PA5250 E-Series all-electric labeler from Diagraph, utilizing a Model S8408 print engine from SATO America.
  • Conference Badges Hold More Information
    Austin Travel is a corporate travel agency that organises large business conferences
  • Fresh Sandwich Labelling
    A French bakery products leader worldwide who also offers "French style" quick service concepts with Take-Aways and Snack Corners across Europe.
  • Makin Bacon
    Bryan Foods is a large pork processor based in Mississippi. Having built a new distribution centre (DC), they required a paperless inventory control and shipping system for managing the warehouse.