[Release]Orthopaedic Implant Giant Stryker Rolls Out SATO's PJM RFID Solutions Across Europe


Tokyo, Japan – Feb. 26, 2014 – SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and
RFID solutions and Altrax Group, a leader in traceability solutions for the
healthcare environment, Bristol, UK, co-announced today that Stryker Europe has
adopted its PJM RFID solutions in 6 countries in Europe.

Prior to Europe, Stryker, a world leader in orthopaedic implant manufacture, has
adopted PJM RFID solutions in Australasia. Now, Stryker Europe is rolling out the
same PJM RFID solutions to its main distribution centres in UK, France, Germany,
Spain, Belgium and Italy.

SATO has been providing a wide range of RFID solutions to the global market for
over a decade and acquired the healthcare business of Magellan Technology Pty
Ltd in Dec 2013, establishing SATO Vicinity Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia as a new
entity to continue with R&D and manufacturing of its unique PJM RFID

“6 out of the world’s top 7 orthopaedic implant manufacturers including Stryker are
already users of PJM RFID Technology in Australia. The decision by Stryker
Europe to adopt our PJM RFID Technology in Europe is a good indication of their
trust in the reliability of PJM Technology and the capability of SATO’s local service
in Europe,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President & CEO of SATO Holdings, “Stryker
Europe will be enjoying better localized support from our valued partner Altrax
Group and SATO group member companies in all 6 countries.”

Altrax Group, well-known for its specialities in traceability solutions for the hospital
sterilization field, had been the solution partner of Magellan Technology in the UK
prior to the acquisition by SATO, and is also the solution partner of SATO,
providing its traceability systems incorporating SATO’s world-leading barcode
printers. “We are extremely happy about the marriage of SATO and PJM RFID
Technology – it all came together in a way customers such as Stryker, receive all
the benefits,” said Andrew Southcott, Director of Altrax Group, “There is really no
other way of doing this and there is no doubt that what was achieved in Australia
with PJM RFID for the orthopaedic implant field, will simply repeat itself in the UK
and other countries across Europe.”

About Altrax Group
The Altrax Group is world leader in the supply of traceability, accountability and management
systems for Sterile Services. Its wide portfolio of specialist solutions is specifically designed
to help healthcare providers meet and exceed regulatory requirements whilst incorporating
the most up to date technology available. The Altrax Group is also at the forefront of single
instrument marking for healthcare systems. Instrumark®’s unique laser marking technology -
designed by some of the world’s leading laser engineers - uses technology developed by
NASA to provide the most accurate instrument marking system in the world.

About SATO
SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data
Collection solutions that leverage barcode and RFID technologies. SATO manufactures
innovative, reliable auto-identification systems and offers complete solutions to businesses
by integrating hardware, software, consumables and maintenance services. SATO’s
solutions enable businesses to realize precision, labor and resource savings that help
preserve the environment and deliver peace of mind to consumers. All of which contribute to
the development of a sustainable world.
Founded in 1940, SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in
Japan. It has sales and support offices in over 20 countries and is represented globally
through a world-class network of partners. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, it
reported revenues of JPY 87,256 million (US$ 1.0524 billion). More information about SATO
can be found at www.satoworldwide.com
*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 82.91 Japanese Yen.


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