Sun Chemical profits from flexible Print & Apply solution fully integrated with SAP

Sun Chemical turns to Zetes for its proven track record in advanced traceability systems

  • Client:
    Sun Chemical
  • Industry:
    Manufacturing
  • Process:
    Product identification and serialisation
  • Technology:
    Barcoding
    Printing

Sun Chemical, the world’s foremost producer of printing ink and pigments recently implemented a full turnkey Print & Apply solution to optimise the traceability of its logistics operations. Zetes’ comprehensive automation solution is not only fast and reliable but is also flexible enough to handle a variety of product types – from cans to boxes – on the same packaging line.

Seamless integration within SAP environment

One of the main advantages of the system for Sun Chemical’s Badalona production plant in Barcelona, Spain is its seamless integration with the company’s ERP system. Following the roll-out of the SAP platform throughout the company’s European division, Sun Chemical were looking for a partner experienced in the integration of traceability systems compatible with SAP. Zetes developed and implemented a state-of-the-art system complete with maintenance and supply contracts to ensure the continuity of the automation project.

More than just a product: a genuine solution

  • Targeted consultancy based on predefined objectives
  • Custom development and integration
  • Full plant-wide implementation and training
  • Optional maintenance and component supply contract
  • Single point of contact for evaluation and follow up
  • Guaranteed durability and continuity of solution

Increased productivity, improved traceability of stock

A total of four Print&Apply systems were installed for the lateral labelling of boxes and cans along with two security label application systems for paint cans. As a result of the implementation, productivity has increased significantly while also improving the traceability of all stock the moment it leaves the factory floor.