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Awards and recognition


Excellence in employee health and productivity management

SATO Holdings Corporation was recognized for its efforts to advance employee health and productivity management as a 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization for the seventh consecutive year. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) certified 2,676 companies in the large corporations category and 14,012 in the small to medium sized corporations category this year. SATO Holdings held several walking events in Japan and globally to counter the global trend of decreased physical activity due to the pandemic with a participation rate of around 20 percent each.


Inspirational Brand Award

Argox Information Co., Ltd., a SATO Group company that manufactures and markets label printers, barcode scanners, and mobile computers was honored with the Inspirational Brand Award at the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA), one of the most prestigious regional award recognition programs in Asia recognizing entrepreneurial excellence. Enterprise Asia selected Argox for outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful business.

Technology Partners Recognition Award

SATO Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. received the MPTC 2022 Technology Partners Award from the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute in Singapore, in recognition of successful industry partnership. It was selected for its initiatives in collaboration with SIMTech to develop an RFID solution for manufacturers to streamline asset and inventory management while providing traceability with the goal of improving productivity.

Recognition for excellence in employee health and productivity management

SATO Holdings Corporation was certified as a 2022 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for the sixth consecutive year. This certification recognizes companies that make efforts to advance employee health and productivity management.


Encouragement Award for Invention

SATO Corporation was awarded the Encouragement Award for Invention at the 2021 Kanto Region Invention Awards which is sponsored by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII).
The invention enables printing from the first label. Typically, at startup, label printers waste several blank labels as they configure the starting print position. With the SATO CT4-LX and CT4-LX-HC thermal desktop label and RFID printers, users can avoid this waste thanks to an innovative sensor and a backfeeding system that puts the first label in position to print.

JIRA IR Special Award 2021

We were recognized for our efforts that include consistently enhancing the number of IR events and materials, ensuring management's face-to-face dialogues with investors, and being active in relating with institutional investors overseas as well as with individual investors.

Sindusfarma Quality Award 2021

Prakolar SATO received the award for product packaging labels at Brazil’s Sindusfarma Quality Award which honors the best suppliers and service providers in the pharmaceutical industry in 25 categories. As of 2021, Prakolar SATO is an eight-time winner of the quality award, firmly establishing its position as a leading supplier of product packaging labels for the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil.


Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020

SATO Holdings Corporation received the Red Dot Award for Product Design for its CT4-LX series smart desktop label printer. The device was selected for its universal design for use across skill levels, sectors and regions. Statement from the Red Dot jury: "the CT4-LX label printer combines high functionality with a straightforward and user-friendly body design, resulting in a state-of-the-art product."

White 500 for outstanding health and productivity management

SATO Holdings Corporation received the White 500 recognition for excellence in employee health promotion and wellness initiatives for the fourth consecutive year. The recognition program is administered by the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.


AIDC Partner of the Year / Supply Chain Innovation

SATO Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. received two awards — "AIDC Partner of the Year" and "Supply Chain Innovation of the Year (Smart Logistics)"— at Supply Chain Asia Award 2019 for the real-time location tracking system Visual Warehouse. The award is presented by Supply Chain Asia, a Singapore-based not-for-profit logistics and supply chain industry group.

2019 Intellectual Property Achievement Award

SATO Holdings Corporation received the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Award for excellence in its utilization of the IP rights system and sharing information about IP with employees to encourage patent related activities. The award is presented by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan Patent Office.


Label Industry Global Awards 2018 Best of the Best

SATO Printing Co., Ltd. was honored for its high quality sushi roll product label in the letterpress color process category of the 15th Label Industry Global Awards. This award is held by Tarsus Group, a global B2B media group, and brings together some of the biggest names from the international label community.


2017 CRM Best Practice Award

SATO Holdings Corporation received the 2017 CRM Best Practice Award and another special award from CRM Association Japan for its cloud-based IoT printer maintenance solution SOS (SATO Online Services).

2017 Red Dot Design Award

SATO Holdings Corporation won the Red Dot Award for Product Design with the FX3-LX line of portable label printers. The device was selected for its straight lines and minimalist design, which was described by the jury "strongly radiates professionalism and practicality."

2017 Malaysia Digital Business Award

SATO Auto-ID Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. was recognized for the cloud preventative maintenance solution SOS (SATO Online Services) and enterprise printer intelligence platform AEP (Application Enabled Printing) which enables smart, connected label printing. The award from the Malaysia Digital Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) recognizes entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and individuals who have excelled in their respective digital business arenas, making waves and leaving their mark among the digital business community.

JAISA 2017 Auto-ID System Award (Grand Prize)

SATO Corporation won the grand prize from the Japan Automatic Identification Systems Association with its FullScanCode batch reading solution for labels issued by black and white thermal printers, and its AmiVoice® TransGuide voice recognition solution. The voice recognition system displays translation results in English, Chinese and Korean on smart devices, and can be used for multilingual announcements aimed at tourists in stations, airports, commercial and leisure facilities and more.

*AmiVoice® is a registered trademark of Advanced Media Inc.

Sindusfarma Quality Awards 2017

Prakolar SATO was selected as the premium producer of labels for pharmaceutical packaging materials by Sindusfarma, a pharmaceutical industry group in Brazil. This was Prakolar SATO's sixth Sindusfarma victory.


JAISA 2016 Auto-ID System Award (Grand Prize, Award of Excellence)

SATO Material Co., Ltd. received the Auto-ID System Award grand prize from JAISA (the Japan Automatic Identification Systems Association) jointly with Okinawa Tourist Service Inc. and UBiQ System Co., Ltd. for an RFID tourist wristband payment solution dubbed Smile Tag. SATO Corporation also received the award for excellence for its frozen food expiration date labeling image recognition solution.


Good Design Award 2015

SATO Holdings Corporation received the award for its CL4NX and CL6NX series, engineered for zero downtime, which was rated highly for its rugged design that can withstand all types of workplace environments.


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