Since its foundation in 1940, SATO’s main business has been to enable its customers to realize precision, labor savings and resource savings in their places of work.
SATO built on its experience with barcodes, expanding to become a highly-successful business offering auto-identification technology solutions to a range of industries, and it is now regarded to as one of the world’s leading enterprises in this field.
Time passes, and barcodes, which 30 years ago were seen as revolutionary, have simply become one part of the infrastructure of our day-to-day lives. In recent years, we are increasingly seeing the real-world application of next-generation ideas and technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and RFID (IC tags), driven by technological innovation, the digitization of information, and economic globalization. At the same time, people around the world are increasingly concerned about the issues of environmental conservation, food safety, and widening economic disparity.