Logistics Labelling Solution is first to be Certified by GS1 UK
One of Europe’s largest labelling solutions companies announces GS1 UK certification for their logistics labelling solution.
Norprint announce they are the first company to achieve GS1 UK certification, in the Logistics Labels category, for their WLP2 labelling software solution.
Additionally the company is now a fully GS1 UK accredited Solution Partner, which validates their knowledge of GS1 standards and their ability to provide bar code solutions based on them.
Norprint’s certified logistics labelling solution is comprised of a print, ship and validate solution for hardware such as label printers and barcode scanners, software such as label design and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). It is also scalable with the ability to be integrated into a host of third party systems.
It is designed for industries such as food and beverage, manufacturing, warehousing, freight & transport and any company involved in the shipping of products. It also incorporates ASN/SSCC (Advanced Shipping Notification) guidelines which are specified by large retailers in particular to ensure products arrive in the correct quantities at the correct destination.
The GS1 logistics labelling standards framework enables faster goods delivery, improved inventory management and fewer errors, leading to reduced costs and increased productivity.
GS1 UK Partner Programme Manager, Steve Watson said: “I am pleased to announce Norprint are the first company to achieve certification in the Logistics Labels category. As accredited Solution Partners, GS1 UK members can be certain that the company has excellent knowledge and understanding of GS1 standards. Norprint’s certified solution and their new status as a GS1 UK Solution Partner makes them very attractive to users that want to deploy GS1standards based logistics labelling solutions.”
Chris Powell, Norprint’s Sales and Marketing Manager said “I am delighted that we are the first company in the UK to certify a solution in this category. We are at the forefront of logistics labelling and this accreditation gives us yet another accolade, as we continuously strive to bring our customers leading edge solutions that take cost out of their business. We have been committed to GS1 UK standards for a long time and work closely with them in many areas of our business. “
Chris also paid credit to the team of four that undertook demanding training in order to assist the company in achieving partner status: “I am extremely proud of them, they passed the rigorous exams with flying colours and their knowledge of barcode applications and symbologies built up over the years shone through.”
The WLP2 solution was developed in-house by Norprint and is a dynamic product which has continuous investment from the company. The software in particular is upgraded regularly, which ensures customers are kept up to date with the latest labelling formats and symbologies. Norprint are a well known leading player in this field, valued for their in-house barcode expertise which began when barcodes were first introduced in the UK in the 1970’s.
The WLP2 GS1 solution is available now. To find out more call +44 (0)1205 365161
Norprint is one of Europe’s largest labelling solutions companies, with a focus on a variety of market sectors including food, retail, security, commercial and industrial. Norprint produces over 7 billion labels per year and delivers label printing supply chain solutions throughout the EU. Headquartered in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, Norprint Ltd employs over 125 people and is part of the Magnadata Group Ltd.
About Magnadata Group Ltd
Magnadata Group Ltd, based in the UK, incorporates Magnadata International Ltd, Magnadata Inc, Magnadata PTY and Norprint Ltd. Collectively they form one of the largest magnetic/smart (RFID) ticket and labelling solutions companies in Europe.
About GS1 UK
GS1 UK has driven innovation in the supply chain for over thirty years. It is part of the global GS1 organisation, dedicated to the development and implementation of global data standards and solutions for the supply chain. The GS1 System is member owned and the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. GS1 UK helps industry to implement these data standards through the use of bar codes, RFID, Global Data Synchronisation (GDS) and electronic business messaging.