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Awards and recognition

2020

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.

2019

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.

2018

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

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.

2016

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.

2015

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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