SATO Corporation Celebrates 70th Anniversary


SATO Corporation, a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, celebrates its 70th Anniversary in 2010.

May 17, 2010 - SATO Corporation, with headquarters in Japan, was established in 1940 to manufacture and sell packaging machinery. In 1962, SATO was a pioneer in introducing one of the first hand-held labelers and established operations as an international supplier of labeling machinery. The U.S. subsidiary was established in 1977 and eventually became SATO America, Inc. in 1987. During that period, SATO developed the world's first thermal transfer barcode printers for JAN/UPC/EAN POS systems and became the leader in applying the technology to the market.

SATO has remained at the forefront of thermal printing technologies. Our product line includes direct thermal and thermal transfer printers, OEM print engines, printer accessories, label design software, labels and thermal transfer ribbons. Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high quality printers for a wide variety of industries and applications that deliver reliable and dependable performance with every print job.

In line with its corporate motto of “ceaseless creativity”, SATO Corporation is proud of its heritage and will continue to create new products that meet their customers’ needs.

SATO – Delivering Best-In-Class for performance and value. SATO – leading the way with fully-functional, cost-effective printing solutions.

About SATO Corporation

SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions that leverage barcode and RFID technologies. SATO manufactures innovative, reliable auto-identification systems and offers complete solutions to businesses by integrating hardware, software, media supplies and maintenance services. Customers rely on SATO for accuracy, labor and resource savings helping to preserve the environment.

Founded in 1940, SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has sales and support offices in over 20 countries and is represented globally through a world-class network of partners. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, it reported revenues of JPY 74,917 million (US$ 807 million).

* Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 92.89 Japanese Yen.

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