News | November 19, 2013

SATO America Announces Exclusive Strategic Alliance With TGI

Source: SATO America

SATO America, Inc., a pioneer in thermal barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, recently announced an exclusive strategic alliance with TGI, an ERP software solutions provider for small and mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies.

SATO America will provide Software Project Management Services to install TGI’s Enterprise 21 ERP software and will be TGI’s exclusive provider of SATO’s printers, print/apply systems, RF devices and peripherals, consumables (labels, ribbons, print heads and supplies) and support.

“A priority for TGI was to ensure that our software solutions continue to be professionally installed and integrated as expected by our customers,” said Scott Smith, TGI’s President and CEO. “It’s the very reason we selected SATO America, a Tier 1 provider, to be our exclusive hardware partner and project management services provider. We strongly believe that our relationship will be a long-term, win-win for both companies and most importantly, for our combined customer base.”

According to Mike Beedles, SATO America’s Director, Integration Solutions, “SATO provides solutions worldwide and with our exclusive partnership we can assure a unique approach for our valued customers. Our approach enables our customers to eliminate additional costs and overhead by working with SATO and strategically improving their business reliability and financial return on investment.”

TGI’s Enterprise 21 ERP software is utilized by small and mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies in a variety of industries and applications such as:

  •  Agriculture
  •  Building and Construction
  •  Chemicals
  •  Consumer Packaged Goods
  •  Defense
  •  Electrical Components
  •  Food and Beverage
  •  High Tech and Electronics
  •  Industrial Products
  •  Life Sciences
  •  And much more

According to Jim Vinson, SATO’s Senior Manager, Project Management Group, “This strategic alliance provides our customers with the in-depth knowledge and experience of both SATO America and TGI. The combined expertise of both companies is unique in today’s marketplace and will prove to be a valuable asset to any client. This cooperative alliance also affords both companies more flexibility and the potential for expansion opportunities into new markets.”

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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$ 1.0524B). For more information, visit

* Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 82.91 Japanese Yen.

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About TGI
TGI is an ERP software solutions provider for small and mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies. TGI’s exclusive focus is on the development, sale, implementation, and support of Enterprise 21 ERP, the company’s fully-integrated ERP software system. From superior software functionality and a proven ERP implementation methodology, to one year of free maintenance and industry-leading direct developer customer support, TGI delivers software and service offerings that are truly unique in the ERP software industry. For more information, visit