John Henry Horticulture, a Multi Packaging Solutions Company, announced today that it has entered into a Strategic Alliance with SATO Labeling Solutions America, Inc to collaborate and be uniquely positioned to offer national retail customers and their growers the most comprehensive and creative merchandising and packaging solutions available anywhere.
The alliance augments John Henry's current offering of POP, print, packaging, labeling, informational data bases, inventory fulfillment and creative resources with even more extensive and enhanced photographic and informational databases, highly regarded on-demand-tagging systems (hardware, software and thermal print consumables), and expanded production capabilities for labels, signs and banners.
"Leveraging each company's unique intellectual property, production capabilities and product/service offerings will further expand the breadth of the packaging and merchandising solutions we will be bringing to large retailers and their growers, our valued customers", said Robert Anderson, Sr. VP - MPS and President for the John Henry Horticulture business.
Tom Doll, Director, Horticulture Sales & Marketing at SATO Labeling Solutions America Inc. said, "Our decision to form a strategic alliance with John Henry Horticulture made immediate sense as we share a mutual passion to serve the horticultural market, providing the full complement of plant marketing and merchandising products growers need to effectively fulfill the garden center requirements of national retailers. The alliance strengthens our comprehensive solutions ranging from thermal printing systems and supplies to merchandising and packing solutions for all plant categories. Most importantly, it provides customers of both Sato and John Henry with unparalleled service, fulfillment and winning solutions to increase plant sales."
About John Henry Horticulture, a Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) Company
Multi Packaging Solutions is a leading print and packaging company offering an array of print and packaging for the healthcare, horticultural, media, and value added consumer markets. MPS has 10 production facilities throughout the United States. Founded by Marc Shore with the financial backing of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, MPS has a seasoned management, sales, and design team with vast experience in print and packaging. Unlike traditional packaging companies, MPS is unique in its depth of industry experience, breadth of technologies and range of resources. Key accounts include Electronic Arts, Proven Winners, Ball Seed Company, Edible Arrangements, EMI, Home Depot, General Electric, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, Perrigo, Pfizer, Sony/BMG, Sony DADC, Take Two Games, Universal Home Entertainment, and Paramount Home Entertainment.
About SATO Labeling Solutions America, Inc.
SATO Labeling Solutions America, Inc. (Horticultural Division) produces tags, labels and signs for the horticultural industry, designed to withstand harsh environments. Included in the unique product line are four-color process picture tags, pressure sensitive labels, signs, banners and maintains an extensive plant database. For on-demand printing, a full line of tags and labels are available for our thermal transfer printers, which will last for years under most conditions. Utility tags and a full line of garden center supplies round out this product line. SATO Labeling Solutions America, Inc. is a member of the SATO Corporation group of companies, a pioneer in Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and the inventor of the world’s first electronic thermal transfer barcode printer. It revolutionized the barcoding industry by introducing the Data Collection System (DCS) & Labeling Concept – a total barcode and labeling solution providing high quality bar code printers, scanners/hand-held terminal, label design software and consumables. SATO is on of the first in the industry to introduce a complete, multi-protocol EPC-compliant, UHF RFID solution. SATO is publicly listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has worldwide offices in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China.