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By Rich Handley

Fujitsu Announces Partnership With Positek to Grow RFID Market in North America

Fujitsu Frontech North America has announced that it has partnered with Positek RFID to form a new subsidiary company, Positek RFID, with the objective of expanding the market for washable RFID technologies in North America. Positek RFID creates and installs custom-designed laundry-management solutions that enable companies to improve productivity by reducing labor and merchandise costs and accurately tracking, sorting and managing inventory.

Jeff Markman will continue his role as president of the new company, reporting to the board of directors. Herb Markman will be actively involved with Positek RFID and assume the position of chief technology officer.

"Our business relationship with Positek through the years has been very successful. By creating this new company, we will enable Positek to achieve even greater strength and market success as industry moves towards digital transformation," said Michi Sugawara, Fujitsu Frontech North America's president and CEO, in a prepared statement. "Positek RFID will continue to be operated as an independent business with a long-term goal of expanding its presence in the North American market."

"We are excited to form a closer working relationship with Fujitsu," said Herb Markman, Positek RFID's CEO, in the prepared statement. "Fujitsu is a forward-looking company with exceptional product development. We are confident that this relationship will allow us to become even more agile and grow our market while giving our customers confidence in our long term success."

"I am delighted to announce that our subsidiary, Fujitsu Frontech North America, has entered into this new business relationship with Positek," said Kazuhiro Igarashi, Fujitsu Frontech Ltd.'s president and CEO, in the prepared statement. "We believe that the partnership with Positek will bring us a further expansion of the RFID solutions business in North America and development of new market segments, by making full use of Positek RFID's sophisticated integration technology and extensive customer base."

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