Repacorp, a label and packaging converter with manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Ohio and Wisconsin, is reporting growing interest in RFID-based products.
“Any customer that has a need to eliminate human error has a reason to use RFID,” said Rochelle Heinl, VP, Repacorp Inc., who invested in this technology 15 years ago. The company offers its customers a variety of new innovative label solutions as well as other RFID-based products.
Since the beginning, Repacorp centered its RFID production on advanced narrow web printing presses from Mark Andy.
“RFID seems to finally be picking up,” Heinl said. “The interest in this product line has peaked over the last year and I believe customers seem less scared and more understanding of the technology allowing for a greater overall adaption.”
Recently, big retail shops have widely implemented this technology, which equated to considerable growth for Repacorp, delivering RFID-based labels to many retail companies.
Repacorp has cooperated with many brand owners in the area, but its RFID solutions have also been used by companies from other industries, including automotive, race-timing, healthcare, and warehouse tracking to name a few.
“There are many different applications of this technology. One of our customers using RFID in their warehouse to help with inventory consistency and counts. They were able to cut down their warehouse staff from 6 employees to 2 and increase the accuracy of items on the shelf to over 98%, up from 81%,” Heinl said.
Repacorp started manufacturing RFID labels and tags in the mid-2000s. Since then, the company installed four presses from Mark Andy.
“We can now convert 10”-20” web, print front and or back up to 8 colors. We insert, die-cut and verify all inline and can print and encode multiple lanes across at high speeds while also checking for duplicates. Our diverse equipment platform allows us to tackle the simplest to most difficult RFID projects," Heinl said. ”RFID adoption is growing. In today’s world, many companies are looking at how to automate any operation within their facility, and, a great way to help achieve that is through using RFID technology."