The Melsungen printer Faubel & Co. Nachfolger GmbH, which mainly produces booklet labels and custom labels for the pharmaceutical industry, is taking over majority in SIL System Integration Laboratory GmbH, a specialist in RFID solutions (radio frequency identification), with immediate effect.
The companies have already been partners for a long time, which will be consolidated by this move. Tobias John, who has been managing SIL for five years, will be keeping his executive position. He views this cooperation as symbiotic and positive: “As we shift towards so-called Industry 4.0, the interconnection and digitization of processes is becoming more and more important. This is where RFID technology can play a key role.” SIL offers a full-service approach, from research projects, software development and system integration to life-cycle management for existing applications. “As a label manufacturer, Faubel has acquired exceptional know-how and is globally positioned. Both companies will benefit equally from this participation.”
Frank Jäger, a member of the executive board, is responsible for Faubel’s business development, marketing and R&D. He will work alongside Tobias John as a joint Managing Director of SIL GmbH and supervise the integration process in this business sector. “Over the past few years, Faubel has changed from being a conventional printing business into an innovation leader in custom labeling. Collaborating with SIL will allow us to drive product innovation forward and expand our service portfolio,” Jäger says. At this year’s Interpack in Düsseldorf – the world’s largest packaging trade fair – Faubel will showcase new products combining the expertise of both Faubel and SIL at Booth C-19 in Hall 11 from 4 to 10 May 2017
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SIL System Integration Laboratory GmbH is a family-run technology business based in Paderborn, Germany. Since 2008, SIL has been working on the research and development of process-related system integration solutions.
In addition to contract research in the EMR, RFID, telemetry and nanotechnology fields, SIL’s portfolio encompasses prototype construction, software development and the series production of RFID-based solutions. SIL develops RFID-based applications which can be used as turnkey or customizable solutions to make a wide range of automated processes more efficient. Its projects mainly revolve around Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), logistics processes, electric mobility or maintenance in power plants. Close to the university, SIL promotes active knowledge transfer.
Faubel & Co. Nachfolger GmbH Faubel is a family-owned company with global operations in the print, paper and film processing industry. The company has been demonstrating its competence in product labeling for more than 160 years.
In addition to its headquarters in Melsungen, Faubel has sales offices in Europe and Asia as well as a sister company in the USA. Its business units Faubel Pharma Services and Faubel Creative Solutions currently employ more than 200 staff working on innovative labels for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries as well as for the creative industry.
Faubel’s portfolio includes product lines such as booklet labels, single and multi-layer labels, mini-brochures and package inserts. In addition, the company designs individual packaging solutions such as blinding for IMPs or post seed®, a versatile marketing tool with integrated seed.
Holistic concepts featuring electronic labels and RFID solutions including appropriate software have widened its portfolio and now offer solutions for industry 4.0 and digitization.