Sumikin Bussan to Distribute Impinj RFID Products in Japan
September 9, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provider Impinj, Inc. and global trading company Sumikin Bussan today announced that Sumikin Bussan will sell the Impinj Speedway® family of RFID reader and antenna products throughout Japan, ensuring that Japanese RFID solution providers now have easy access to the world's leading UHF Gen 2 technology for a wide variety of applications and markets.
Sumikin Bussan is a leading trading company with deep relationships in numerous key industrial markets throughout Japan and first-hand experience piloting RFID technology in their own apparel supply chain. The relationship with Sumikin Bussan signifies the growing importance and value of UHF RFID technology solutions and strengthens the global presence of the Impinj brand.
“We are pleased to represent Impinj RFID products in Japan, “ said Dick Yamauchi, General Manager of Supply Chain Management & Project Development Department for Sumikin Bussan. “We believe Impinj’s products combined with our market knowledge and expertise will accelerate the expansion of RFID adoption in Japan.”
“We are impressed with Sumikin Bussan’s leadership both working with the Japanese Government and internationally to promote the adoption of UHF Gen 2 solutions,” said Larry Arnstein, Senior Director of Business Development for Impinj. “It is an honor to have been chosen by Sumikin Bussan. We look forward to jointly supporting our mutual customers and to helping the market grow.”
Impinj and Sumikin Bussan will promote the Impinj Speedway product line at the AUTO-ID Expo in Tokyo on September 16-18, 2009.
About Sumikin Bussan
Since its establishment in 1941, Sumikin Bussan Corporation has achieved steady growth while broadening its customer base by offering an ever-expanding range of products and services. Today, as a specialized trading company, Sumikin Bussan provides an assortment of high value added products and services in such fields as steel, machinery and metals, textiles, and foodstuffs. To meet an even wider spectrum of customer needs, Sumikin Bussan is cultivating new businesses in environmental protection management and other lifestyle-related fields. The Company carries out extensive trading activities through a strong domestic and overseas network that includes 66 subsidiaries and 25 associated companies in 10 countries worldwide.
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, luggage and food to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
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