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Checkpoint Systems launches an RFID Innovation Centre for Northern Europe in the Netherlands

May 28, 2016

Northern European retailers experience live how RFID becomes a game changer: cost effective logistics chain and increased sales on the shop floor


Checkpoint Systems , a world leader in availability and security solutions for merchandise, has opened an innovation centre for Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) in Terborg, the Netherlands. The aim is to make RFID more readily accessible to retailers in northern Europe, notably Benelux, the Nordics, the UK and Germany.


At Checkpoint Systems’ innovation centre, retailers have a chance to discover in person the impact of RFID on their logistical processes at every step of the chain. The innovation centre functions not only as a showroom but also shows retailers how the Check‑Net® platform makes for optimal visibility of all labelling solutions during the entire production, shipping and invoicing processes. In addition, visitors can see with their own eyes innovations in the area of RFID: from the production of cutting-edge RFID labels through the development of printing machines to the software and scanners that make the retailer’s entire product flow visible.


Peter Hensgen, Senior Director at Checkpoint Systems: “During a visit we explain precisely how RFID is solving the logistics problems of the 40 retailers Checkpoint is in discussion with, proof of concept or partial deployment phase around the world. The technology is mature, rapid and affordable, and can easily be configured according to retailers’ own retail processes.”


Checkpoint Systems has a similar innovation centre for Southern Europe, in the surroundings of Barcelona.


James Wrigley, President and Chief Operating Officer Apparel Labelling Solutions at Checkpoint Systems, is proud of the new innovation centre: Today’s Retail industry demands speed, quality, precision and brand protection. RFID enables retailers to optimize their business, manage inventory and increase sales due to visibility throughout their supply chain. This visibility makes Omni Channel retailing seamless and enables retailers to deliver a high quality of service and experience to all their consumers”.


The centre employs 45 people. It consists of a showroom and two production floors covering a total surface area of 2600 square meters.



For more information contact your local Checkpoint Office


About Checkpoint Systems.

Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint’s solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint’s customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy.

About CCL Industries

CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in speciality label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs approximately 9,600 people and operates 87 production facilities in 25 countries on 5 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit