Joining Like-minded Leaders in the World’s RFID Hotspot
It's maybe a small news item, but surely a great honor: Auburn University has announced Tageos as a new member of its RFID Lab advisory board. For the long-time supporter of Auburn’s ARC program and holder of a corporate-level ARC Quality Certification, this is an accolade – and a promise to RFID end users.
Within the RFID industry, the RFID Lab at Auburn University is widely considered the research institute with the highest profile and reputation. It focuses on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging technologies in the retail, aviation, supply chain and manufacturing sectors. The advisory board, which has 19 members today and meets three times a year, is presented with the lab’s research progress and latest outcomes. In return, the board members provide strategic research direction and current industry insight to the Lab. The meetings also facilitate discussion of cross-industry best practices.
A strong partner for the RFID Lab
“Tageos has been a strong partner with our lab and will now provide even more industry insight and strategic direction for our research efforts,” RFID Lab Director Justin Patton says. “The company’s long-standing commitment to the advancement of RFID technology will be a valuable asset to our lab.”
“We feel very honored to have been offered the opportunity to join the advisory board of Auburn’s RFID Lab,” Tageos’ CEO Matthieu Picon says. “As a leading supplier of RFID inlays and tags, Tageos stands for innovation, quality and sustainability – confirmed by today’s largest portfolio of paper-based products approved by ARC. With our membership of the advisory board, we will continue to support its values for the benefit of all users of RFID technology. We look forward to a sound collaboration with all members of the board and particularly with the RFID Lab at Auburn University.”
More than an option: Adding manufacturing capacities in the US and APAC
In the execution of its strategy for accelerated global growth, Tageos is moving further ahead in evaluating new locations for R&D and manufacturing sites both in North America and Asia Pacific, supplementing and enhancing its existing infrastructure in Europe. This is also in line with industry insiders' assessment that overall global manufacturing capacities for RFID inlays and tags are already barely sufficient.
“As one of the fastest-growing players in that industry, the expansion of our manufacturing capacity is certainly on our agenda. It will be a huge advantage to be able to leverage both our and the university’s great experience to meet global customer and market demand, and at the same time, to have the manufacturing infrastructure at hand to serve rapidly growing customer needs,” Matthieu Picon explains.