[Release] SATO Receives Accolades for Customer-centric Relationship Management


Demonstration of strong commitment to tangible results for customers

Tokyo, November 29, 2017 – SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations announced it received the 2017 CRM Best Practice Award and 2017 Oboshi Award from CRM Association Japan for its cloud-based IoT printer maintenance solution, SOS (SATO Online Services).

SATO Group has set globalization and maximization of customer value as its long-term basic strategies. This award recognizes SATO for its cloud-based IoT printer maintenance solution, SOS for the second consecutive year. The system allows SATO to build deep and long-lasting relationships based on trust, by enabling remote management of label printers 24-7, 365 days a year, to provide smart maintenance support and minimize downtime during mission critical tasks.

CRM Association Japan presented SATO with the Best Practice Award for its dedication to continuously evolving functionality and service of the SOS system to improve customer satisfaction, improve employee workstyles and enable companywide visualization of operations.

SATO was also selected for the Oboshi Award, named after former CEO and Chairman of NTT Docomo and Honorary Chairman of CRM Association of Japan, Kouji Oboshi, who sought to contribute to industry through mobile wireless communication. SOS was recognized for linking hardware to the cloud and providing real-time support through connectivity between smartphones and the call center.

The award ceremony was held at the Tokyo American Club on November 10.

About SATO
SATO (TOKYO:6287) bridges the last inch of the last mile for customers by integrating Auto-ID technologies and revolutionary materials to tag and track items, ensuring inventory visibility for improved user experience and business results. Engineering solutions that unleash the power of IoT, SATO provides value to customers in the form of accuracy, sustainability, labor and resource savings, reassurance and emotional connections. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, it reported revenues of JPY 106,302 million (US $980 million*). More information about SATO can be found at
www.satoworldwide.com  or on linkedin and twitter.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 108.34 Japanese Yen


For Media Enquiries:
Kevin Leidheiser
Public Relations Group
SATO Holdings Corporation
Tel: +81-3-5745-3412

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