FAIRFIELD JOINS SIEMENS & FESTO AT PPMA TO SHOWCASE ‘PACKAGING LINE INSPECTION’

PPMA TOTAL, NEC – STAND B70, HALL 5 – 27, 28 & 29 September 2016

Fairfield is delighted to be showcasing its unique CODEchecker+ packaging line inspection solution as part of the Siemens/Festo collaborative showcase at the UK’s premier processing and packaging  exhibition – PPMA – this week. The show is renowned for attracting the biggest names in manufacturing, engineering and design and is a complete production line event.

fairfield-codecheckerFairfield’s CODEchecker+ is a range of smart, camera-based, packaging line inspection solutions for producers of fast-moving-consumer-goods. Fairfield’s specialist team of packaging experts have engineered a solution combining a range of carefully selected technologies to deliver a simple and cost effective inspection system for FMCG packaging line integrity.

Fairfield’s CODEchecker+ includes a variety of elements such as smart cameras, HMIs and user-friendly inspection logic software as well as consultancy, installation and training services and checks items on live packaging lines for dates & lot codes, barcode quality and a whole host of other packinging criteria such as label presence and position, bottle fill levels and seals and caps etc.

For the first time in the UK, Siemens and Festo jointly demonstrate their Multi-Carrier System which is strongly positioned to address Inudstry 4.0 requirements. Siemens are also keen to demonstrate their capabilities as a valued technology partners for food,/beverage, packaging and processing manufacturers by inviting along six key applications partners, Fairfield being one, to showcase a selection of solutions for the Future of Manufacturing and the Digital Enterprise.

If you would like more information the CODEchecker+ range team Fairfield can be found on the Siemens/Festo Stand at PPMA Total – at the NEC on 27, 28 and 29 September 2016 on Stand No. B70, Hall 9.

Alternatively please call Fairfield now on 01905 794779 or visit www.fairfieldgroup.com.

Fairfield’s online enquiry form is available here 24/7 for enquiries.

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For more information, please contact Joanne Hunter, Head of Marketing, Fairfield Limited on 07967 454075 or email at joanne.hunter@fairfieldgroup.com

FAIRFIELD EXPANDS LABEL TEAM

Fairfield Labels Limited, leading provider of labelling and barcoding solutions across Europe, has appointed former senior 3M labelling and converting expert, Rachel Sanderson as their new Business Development Manager responsible for Northern UK territories.

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Rachel Sanderson spent 15 years with 3M and before that held a number of senior solution selling roles with other blue chip companies. Her career so far, particularly the time she spent at 3M working for their Converter Markets Division, makes Rachel perfect for this new role at Fairfield.

Mark Lynch, Fairfield’s Managing Director said, “We are delighted to have Rachel on board. She is already proving to be a real asset.  Her experience has really lifted the team’s knowledge to the next level in terms of labelling materials and adhesives expertise.  This means we can offer even further support and expertise to Fairfield customers, which sets us apart from the mainstream label competition in a big way.”

Rachel Sanderson said, “I’m looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Fairfield team and combining my years of knowledge and experience with Fairfield’s unique value-add to provide a powerful solution for labelling needs across the region”.

Fairfield Labels is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive labels and tags for use in specialist auto ID and packaging applications. With full inhouse label printing and converting facilities at their purpose-built label production plant in Worcestershire and extensive knowledge of labelling, barcoding and RFID technologies the company is experienced in delivering auto ID labelling, plain labels and packaging label solutions across many sectors including healthcare, FMCG and general manufacturing and logistics operations.

If you would like to know more about Fairfield products and services please call now on 01905 794779.

For more information about Fairfield – please visit www.fairfieldgroup.com.

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EDITORS: For more information, please contact Joanne Hunter, Head of Marketing, Fairfield Limited on 07967 454075 or email at joanne.hunter@fairfieldgroup.com

 

FAIRFIELD OFFERS FREE LABEL AUDITS TO NEW & EXISTING CUSTOMERS

Fairfield Labels Limited, renowned labelling experts across many sectors, is offering to work with customers old and new to audit their labelling requirements with a view to increasing labelling efficiency and reducing labelling costs.

Often an organisation’s label requirements evolve over time and the operational staff in charge of re-ordering tend inherit a lot of label types in terms of size, shape and material. This can get out of hand.  Fairfield Labels have helped many customers with this challenge and have a proven formula for tackling it effectively.  Spencer Ruddick, Sales Manager, Fairfield Labels said, “We recently helped one customer reduce its label requirements from over one hundred label types down to just four. Of course this made a big difference for them, not only reducing costs but we helped them improve their labelling processes. 

 “Some label producers may see the label audit as a negative in terms of preventing larger label orders for themselves. We don’t look at it like that.  We are in it for the long term.  We save our customers money, help them improve operational efficiencies and continue to provide them with quality labels for many years to come.  We are happy to put in the effort up front with a free label audit and be remembered for making a difference.”

 

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Fairfield Labels is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive labels and tags for use in specialist auto ID and packaging applications. With full inhouse label printing and converting facilities at their purpose-built label production plant in Worcestershire, the company’s team of experts is well positioned to offer this free service to volume label users.

Fairfield has been delivering leading edge labelling and auto ID solutions to manufacturing across Europe since 1982 and specialise in auto ID labels, plain labels and packaging labels for many sectors including food & beverage, healthcare and pharmaceutical.

 

If you would like to know more about Fairfield’s free label audit service please call now on 01905 794779.

 

For more information about Fairfield – please visit www.fairfieldgroup.com.

 

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EDITORS: For more information, please contact Joanne Hunter, Head of Marketing, Fairfield Limited on 07967 454075 or email at joanne.hunter@fairfieldgroup.com

Fairfield Joins The MTC

RFID EXPERTS FAIRFIELD JOIN THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Fairfield Limited, leading lights in the provision of RFID solutions to manufacturing organisations, are delighted to announce their newly signed membership to the highly respected MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre).

The MTC, which opened in 2011 from an impressive purpose-built facility in Ansty Park, Coventry, is a member based organisation focused on pioneering the use of leading edge technologies for UK manufacturing.  Now with over 75 members the organisation aims to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of technology in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy.

Fairfield has been delivering leading edge Auto ID solutions to manufacturing across Europe since 1982 and has delivered many, complete end-to-end solutions, including a variety of elements such as consultancy, software, systems integration, hardware, consumables, RFID tags and readers.  Fairfield’s model is to work with customers to design intelligent trials and help manage projects from pilot right through to successful roll out, offering advice and guidance throughout.

Dr. Clive Hickman, Chief Executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre said, “We are very pleased to welcome Fairfield to the MTC.  They bring a wealth of RFID knowledge and experience to our members as well as the right RFID partner connections. They also have vast expertise across the whole range of other related technologies such as barcoding, 2D codes, laser marking and coding, OCR and verification solutions.  I am sure Fairfield will contribute significantly to the many varied projects we have planned.” 

Mark Lynch, Managing Director of Fairfield Group said, “RFID is on the brink of a global revolution and Fairfield’s exposure, over the years, to track and trace processes within some of the very best automotive, aerospace, food and packaging manufacturers across Europe, I am sure, will be of benefit to our fellow MTC members as they embrace RFID in the next few years.  We are incredibly proud to be part of the MTC.  The facility provides an excellent environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies for UK manufacturing.”

For more information about Fairfield – please visit www.fairfieldgroup.com

For more information about the MTC – please visit www.the-mtc.org

Pictured: Fairfield’s Managing Director, Mark Lynch, placing the Fairfield member plaque at the MTC, purpose-built facility at Ansty Park, Coventry.

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For more information, please contact Joanne Hunter, Head of Marketing, Fairfield Limited on 07967 454075 or email at joanne.hunter@fairfieldgroup.com

Fairfield to show ‘Evolution of the Code’ at Packaging Fair

The Auto ID leader will exhibit barcode, 2D code and RFID solutions at the Packtech Exhibition 2014 including RFID and a new end-of-line packaging checker.

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Worcester, 30th January 2014Fairfield today announced that they would be exhibiting various leading edge Auto ID and labelling solutions at the upcoming Packtech exhibition taking place in Birmingham on 26 & 27 February 2014.

On show will be a complete journey into the ‘Evolution of the code’ from numbers to 1D barcodes to 2D codes and evolving to RFID tags. The company has been in Auto ID and labelling since 1982 so are well placed to advise clients on their coding needs.

Dispelling the mysteries surrounding RFID, Fairfield will be showcasing various types of RFID tags, which will be read by live RFID readers. Interactive software will also be on display and delegates can try the technology for themselves.

A brand new ‘end-of-line’ vision checker solution will also be demonstrated in an interactive environment. The solution ensures that every product leaving a factory is validated to ALWAYS display the correct barcode, text, label, or anything else required on the packaging. Customers can avoid Supermarket fines, product rejection and wastage.

Mark Lynch, Fairfield Managing Director said: “Mistakes on packaging can be costly and this solution highlights various things such as if there are blank spaces where barcodes or text should be, illegible text, barcodes that fail, incorrect best before dates or batch numbers, and much more. It is also proven to eliminate simple common errors such as changeover mistakes, where the same product being packaged for several customers, accidentally contains the wrong label or the competitors’ information.”

To access Fairfield’s new website, which has an online interactive Q&A feature, as well as a new tailored content knowledge sharing newsletter, go to http://www.fairfieldgroup.com/

About Fairfield
Fairfield specialises in Auto ID solutions within supply chain applications and processes. Customers have been enhancing their asset tracking, manufacturing, logistics or traceability operations with the help of Fairfield for over 30 years. With specific in-house expertise on technology enablers such as barcoding, RFID, vision sensors and 2D barcodes, and a friendly, completely independent knowledge sharing approach, Fairfield ensures clients integrate solutions that achieve their goals. A wide client base covers Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive and Food & Beverage. Headquartered in Droitwich Spa, Fairfield are considered one of the few global experts in the field of 2D barcode technology, particularly within the surgical instrument asset tracking, pharmaceutical and industrial arena and are invited to consult and speak about this on a regular basis.

www.fairfieldgroup.com

UK Office
Lovett Road
Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate
Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire WR9 0QG.
Tel: +44 (0)1905 794779

Fairfield Further Expands Reach into RFID

The Auto ID leader relaunches; new website, announces new knowledge sharing University and has been selected as a Siemens Automation solution partner for RFID and Identification in the UK and Ireland.

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Worcester, 17th October 2013 – Fairfield today announced that it would be completely relaunching its brand and debuting a knowledge sharing University to further assist its increased reach in RFID. It also announced that the business has been appointed as a Siemens solution partner for RFID and Identification in the UK and Ireland. The Worcester company, that began as a simple label printer in 1982, is now one of the best known providers of Auto ID solutions for various applications in track and trace, production control, asset management, warehouse management and supply chain optimisation.

Mark Lynch, Fairfield Managing Director said: “As an impartial company we assess client needs and specialise in recommending the best technology for the solution, rather than forcing the solution around the technology. We have extensive expertise in barcode, RFID, 2D coding and vision solutions, and we evaluate every single product thoroughly before considering it for client applications. After two years testing the range and introducing it very successfully into a selection of our client projects, we are delighted to add Siemens to our stategic portfolio. I am delighted that we are now a key partner for RFID and Identification.”

Mark Higham, General Manager for Sensors and Communication at Siemens said: “We select our partners carefully based on expertise, experience and business processes as we want our customers to be 100% happy and gain the maximum benefit from their solution. We chose Fairfield as they are thorough in their approach, and have many years practical experience in RFID, which means they know the strengths and weaknesses of it when comparing it to barcoding and marking. They genuinely look after their client base which is essential for Siemens to be able to recommend them to our customers and I am excited that our partnership just so happens to coincide with their relaunch.”

Additionally, Fairfield has just launched its ‘University’, where those who are curious or want to advance their knowledge of RFID and other Auto ID mediums can take various structured workshops designed to inspire and empower the individual to develop expertise when it comes to integrating, or deciding whether to integrate the technology into their organisation. A knowledge sharing platform rather than a sales pitch, the University works in conjunction with various strategic partners and offers chargeable workshops and short courses tailored towards specific and relevant industry issues. Mark Lynch said: “From beginners to advanced, Fairfield University is suitable for all companies who are thinking of upgrading or introducing Auto ID into key areas of their organisation.”

The first seminar will take place on 27th November in Manchester at Siemens’ premises and is specifically for the aerospace and automotive industries, although those from other related industry sectors are welcome. It is entitled ‘Today’s Track and Trace Solutions in Aerospace and Automotive’.

To access Fairfield’s new website, which has an online interactive Q&A feature, as well as a new tailored content knowledge sharing newsletter, go to www.fairfieldgroup.com

About Fairfield
Fairfield specialises in Auto ID solutions within supply chain applications and processes. Customers have been enhancing their asset tracking, manufacturing, logistics or traceability operations with the help of Fairfield for over 30 years. With specific in-house expertise on technology enablers such as barcoding, RFID, vision sensors and 2D barcodes, and a friendly, completely independent knowledge sharing approach, Fairfield ensures clients integrate solutions that achieve their goals. A wide client base covers Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive and Food & Beverage. Headquartered in Droitwich Spa, Fairfield are considered one of the few global experts in the field of 2D barcode technology, particularly within the surgical instrument asset tracking, pharmaceutical and industrial arena and are invited to consult and speak about this on a regular basis.

www.fairfieldgroup.com

UK Office
Lovett Road
Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate
Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire WR9 0QG.
Tel: +44 (0)1905 794779

Make Light Work of New Pharmaceutical Packaging Requirements With Multi-Scan Solution From Fairfield Group

As Turkey, France and California become the first to move to 2D data matrix barcodes on pharmaceutical packaging, Fairfield launch a cost effective scan solution; the only system on the market that can read all commonly utilised barcodes in one simple scan.

Worcester, 17 January 2011 – Leading edge Auto ID solutions provider Fairfield Group today launched a compliant scan solution that integrates with current and future pharmaceutical industry packaging requirements.

The three main barcodes used currently on Pharmaceutical packaging are Pharmacodes (a 1D barcode), other 1D traditional barcodes, and the increasingly popular 2D data matrix barcode. The multi scan solution from Fairfield identifies all major codes in one simple scan. Fairfield are well known for their specialism and knowledge sharing approach in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare markets, they are often called on for their 2D expertise, and this solution has been designed for easy implementation into new or existing processes, either on or off-line.

Lee Wragg, Fairfield’s Business Development Director said “It can be as simple as a straight swap for existing technology. The scan system itself has unmatched code reading performance and is an industry breakthrough. It offers speed and versatility and is set to save Pharmaceutical companies time, money and effort whilst increasing productivity in a time of change”.

In a bid to overcome counterfeiting, various countries are changing packaging requirements to increase traceability and increase the data carried by product, a feature of which is 2D data matrix barcoding. 2D data matrix codes are better equipped to handle data requirements than the traditional 1D striped barcode or pharmacode, they uniquely identify each individual pack, and enable the serialisation of drugs at the unit level. They are also considered by some as a sensible cost effective solution to RFID tags which are still an expensive option for most, due to their unit cost and level of process integration required for adoption. The adoption of 2D, however, it should be said, does not impact RFID implementation at a later stage if it was required, in terms of cost or process.

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) have championed 2D coding for some time now, citing it as a technology driver that helps protect patients in the war against counterfeit drugs. This is also in addition to the value of the information that 2D tracking can bring within pharmacy workflow and POS & overall pharmaceutical supply chains that can be used to make management decisions designed to also enhance patient safety whilst maximising productivity and reducing unnecessary costs.

Mark Lynch, Fairfield’s Managing Director said: “This solution is a cost effective, powerful component in the current drive to protect patients from the increasing number of counterfeit drugs entering the supply chain. Fake products can creep in at any part of the chain and this system is an important component of the validation process. It enables clients to read any valid current code, without having to change scanners, saving masses of time and effort.”

To find out more about Fairfield’s Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry call 0044 (0)1905794779

About Fairfield
Fairfield specialises in Auto ID solutions within supply chain applications and processes. Customers have been enhancing their asset tracking, manufacturing, logistics or traceability operations with the help of Fairfield for over 30 years. With specific in-house expertise on technology enablers such as barcoding, RFID, vision sensors and 2D barcodes, and a friendly, completely independent knowledge sharing approach, Fairfield ensures clients integrate solutions that achieve their goals. A wide client base covers Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive and Food & Beverage. Headquartered in Droitwich Spa, Fairfield are considered one of the few global experts in the field of 2D barcode technology, particularly within the surgical instrument asset tracking, pharmaceutical and industrial arena and are invited to consult and speak about this on a regular basis.

www.fairfieldgroup.com

UK Office
Lovett Road
Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate
Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire WR9 0QG.
Tel: +44 (0)1905 794779

Surgical Instrument Tracking Becoming a True Reality for the Healthcare Industry

As the Department of Health’s Coding For Success Initiative is reviewed, Fairfield Group cite the many benefits their customers have seen over the past three years, as well as many real challenges that are faced by Hospitals today.

Worcester, 8 December 2010 – Leading edge Healthcare Auto ID solutions provider Fairfield Group today commented on the newly released review of the ‘Coding for Success’ report, initially launched in 2007 to improve traceability and coding in the NHS. The report discusses the importance of surgical instrument tracking, and also divulges information about ‘considerable activity at European and Global level aimed at developing harmonisation of device identification, including the forthcoming announcement of a US regulation that will require all device manufacturers to identify their devices with the EU being likely to follow’.

The report describes progress as being a little slow, the reasons behind this being related to complexity, co-operation, effort, and investment, according to the Department of Health.

Mark Lynch, Fairfield’s Managing Director said: “Fairfield are at the forefront of surgical instrument tracking, and the report findings come as no surprise to us. Many NHS hospitals and Trusts find it a complex topic and the level of information out there can be overwhelming. Our approach from day one was to focus on client goals and simplify the process as much as possible, ensuring that individual Hospitals and Trusts implement a solution that is bespoke to their processes whilst ensuring very important guidelines are met. Personally speaking we’ve seen some incredible success stories coming from our client base pertaining to patient safety, increased efficiencies and huge cost savings, and a large part of this we attribute to our knowledge sharing approach.”

Fairfield offer a GS1 compliant solution that uniquely marks the instrument so it can be identified and traced through the complete operating procedure and beyond. Their expertise has helped many Hospitals and Trusts throughout the UK to improve patient care, save costs and increase efficiency. Recent projects include Nottingham University Hospitals – NHS Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Derriford Hospital Plymouth and Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Lee Wragg, Fairfield’s Business Development Director discusses the challenges ahead: “The Department of Health talk about realisation of benefits and commitment to the process in order to progress track and trace to a higher and more widespread level within healthcare. These issues are exactly the main challenges and pain points for many of our clients initially. Selecting a solutions provider that excels at the technology AND has knowledge of the industry like we do can often address most of those issues in the first meeting. It’s a case of making sure the hospital is aware of the bespoke benefits to them – cost and time savings, reduction in effort, and increased ability to become more patient-centric. We then clearly present a process and philosophy which takes into account the expected commitment from them, and when they weigh that up with the benefits, most wonder why they hadn’t done it a long time ago.”

Find out more about Fairfield’s Surgical Instrument Tracking Solutions or call 0044(0)1905794779

To find out more about the Review of coding for success implementation visit the Department of Health Website here.

About Fairfield
Fairfield specialises in Auto ID solutions within supply chain applications and processes. Customers have been enhancing their asset tracking, manufacturing, logistics or traceability operations with the help of Fairfield for over 30 years. With specific in-house expertise on technology enablers such as barcoding, RFID, vision sensors and 2D barcodes, and a friendly, completely independent knowledge sharing approach, Fairfield ensures clients integrate solutions that achieve their goals. A wide client base covers Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive and Food & Beverage. Headquartered in Droitwich Spa, Fairfield are considered one of the few global experts in the field of 2D barcode technology, particularly within the surgical instrument asset tracking, pharmaceutical and industrial arena and are invited to consult and speak about this on a regular basis.

www.fairfieldgroup.com

UK Office
Lovett Road
Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate
Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire WR9 0QG.
Tel: +44 (0)1905 794779

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