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SATO America acquires Achernar of Argentina

March 27, 2012

Archernar, which was established in 1971, is a privately-held company based in Buenos Aires.

SATO America, a leader in the automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) industry and bar code printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Achernar of Argentina, a privately held corporation based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and one of the region’s providers of adhesive labeling solutions.

Achernar provides specialty labels for the food, fruit, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, electronic, lubricant, and postal service industries. As a supplier to the region’s most renowned brands in its market, Achernar manufactures a wide range of labels including prime, promotional, variable information, security, and high durability label solutions.

“The acquisition of Achernar further illustrates our ongoing commitment to the South Cone region of South America with best in breed for labeling and identification solutions,” says Bob Linse, president of SATO America. “Our acquisition of NODOS in 2010 and now Achernar strengthens our business model of DCS and labeling in the region. We are extremely pleased with this acquisition and welcome Achernar to the SATO team.”

“Achernar will assuredly continue to thrive after its acquisition by SATO as both corporations share a cultural and strategic fit. With this action, we heighten our abilities and growth opportunities across the region, and by harnessing the passion and dedication of our employees, we build upon the trust and confidence our customers have entrusted to us,” says Maria Olcese, general manager of Achernar.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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