Systech International, a global technology leader in product safety, and consumer and brand protection, and Toppan, a leading integrated printing company and innovator in product packaging and security solutions, today announced a strategic agreement. The accord allows Toppan to serve as a Systech preferred partner to market UniSecure in Japan and other Asian-Pacific markets.
"Our developing strategic relationship with Toppan is important to our company. Toppan's dominant global presence, their endless devotion to quality, and continual delivery of excellence are well known. We are proud they have recognized Systech's advanced technology and established leadership in the pharmaceutical industry," states Scott Magnacca, Senior Vice President and General Manager, UniSecure, at Systech.
Systech UniSecure is the only proven, non-additive product authentication solution that leverages existing product barcodes and packaging to create a unique signature that cannot be duplicated, hence ensuring product authenticity.
Print operations are dynamic, whereby environmental factors combine to produce micro-variations or "noise" in printed marks. These variations are random, unique, and beyond controllable resolution of any printer. UniSecure takes advantage of these variations by detecting measurable patterns and harnessing them to generate an inherent, covert security feature from existing package print marks.
The ability to uniquely identify and authenticate individual products is the only path to mitigate counterfeit and diversion risks in the supply chain, while protecting brand equity and enabling consumer safety.
Akihisa Yamamoto, Senior General Manager, Security Product Development at Toppan, says "We are extremely excited to partner with Systech. They have created an outstanding third-generation technology that will be a true differentiator in the brand protection and consumer engagement field, offering immense advantages over conventional authentication solutions in terms of security, implementation, and consumer usage. We believe there is a tremendous market for this technology in Asia."
About Systech International
Systech pioneered serialization and is defining the future of authentication. For 30 years, Systech has led best practices for global brands across pharmaceutical, life sciences, and consumer packaged goods industries. Systech's presence includes offices in North America, Europe, India, and a partner network in South America, the Middle East, China, and Japan. Systech's cloud-based authentication services are available to companies who want to uniquely identify, authenticate, and trace products from manufacturer to end consumer.
About Toppan Printing Co., Ltd
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., or Toppan, is a Japanese global printing company founded in 1900 and headquartered in Tokyo. As one of the largest printing companies in the world, Toppan is instrumental in driving the evolution of printing techniques and is expanding its comprehensive business offerings. By fusing such techniques with marketing, IT, creative capabilities, and a range of processing technologies, Toppan has developed a set of "printing technologies." Based on these, Toppan undertakes a wide range of activities across its three business fields of Information & Communication, Living & Industry, and Electronics.
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