The acquisition adds “hard-to-tag” capabilities to FineLine’s product offering, extends services to industrial, healthcare and electronics markets.
Norcross, Ga. – FineLine Technologies Inc. has acquired Data2 Corporation, a St. Louis, Mo., based global service bureau provider of barcode and RFID tags and labels.
As part of FineLine’s continuing expansion, the acquisition equips the business with advanced barcoding and RFID enabling technologies for hard-to-tag products in the retail and other industrial supply chains.
“The acquisition of Data2 furthers our strategy of becoming the world’s premier barcode and RFID tag and label service bureau,” says FineLine’s Chairman and CEO George Hoffman. “In addition to obtaining Data2’s hard-to-tag RFID and barcode ticketing technology, FineLine will make use of the business’s existing market penetration to deliver our FASTtrak online ordering and fulfillment solution to new market sectors.
“FASTtrak delivers retail tickets, RFID and barcode labels to customers worldwide faster than any other service bureau provider in the industry,” Hoffman continues. “It enables our retail customers to more effectively and accurately manage their global supply chains. With the Data2 acquisition, FASTtrak now becomes available to a broad range of industrial markets, including tire manufacturing, healthcare, library, and electronics.”
Data2 Corporation’s CEO Jack M. Delo anticipates FineLine will take Data2 to a higher level of RFID business proficiency. “We share the same values and goals of providing our customers with the best speed, service, and innovation,” he says. “Together, we offer businesses worldwide, a host of applications, barcode and RFID ticketing solutions that help streamline their supply chains.”
About FineLine Technologies
FineLine Technologies provides barcoded, and RFID integrated labels, tags, and badges for supply chain, omni-channel fulfillment, POS, access control, and consumer engagement needs. FineLine produces billions of tickets annually through its global network of print hubs delivering them on average in less than 5 days. FineLine offers its more than 35,000 registered suppliers online order placement, tracking, and analytics to help customers efficiently manage their supply chains. Learn more at www.finelinetech.com.
About Data2 Corporation
Data2 is a leader in jewelry, watch and eyewear tagging logistics, supporting retailers and their vendors in identifying items accurately and getting them into stores quickly. Retailers consistently turn to Data2 for RFID and barcode tags to better manage POS and inventory processes. Data2 is also a leading provider of bar coded and RFID tags and labels to other industries such as tire manufacturing, libraries, healthcare, and electronics. Learn more at www.data2.com.