Murata and Athelia Solutions Sign Joint RFID Tracking Solutions Development Agreement


Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata and Athelia Solutions, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Services, today announced that they have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of RFID based asset tracking solutions for objects like metal containers in different shapes and sizes. Murata will bring hardware, such as the flexible and innovative MAGICSTRAP® technology, and its technical expertise of building reliable RF solutions into the cooperation. In particular, Murata's experience working with the leading cell phone manufacturers and as a key supplier of components and modules to this industry is much valued.

Terry Churcher, President, Murata Europe comments, "We firmly believe that Athelia Solutions is a perfect partner for us to collaborate with. They have an outstanding knowledge of their key markets as well as the ability to develop turn key automatic data capture solutions. With Murata's high volume production capabilities and Athelia's resources, capabilities and experience of working on high volume applications we are looking forward to an exciting cooperation."

"Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic parts that has been developing highly innovative RFID components which can provide Athelia Solutions with a factor of innovation and differentiation. At the same time, the creation of turnkey solutions by Athelia opens new doors to Murata for the use of their UHF RFID technology. The cooperation is therefore highly beneficial for both organizations and one which we believe will result in new opportunities for technological development and joint business," says Conversión Magro, Managing Director, Athelia Solutions.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Aya Tonooka, Murata Europe Limited. Oak House, Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2QW, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666

Fax: +44 (0) 1252 811777

E-mail: atonooka@murata.co.uk

Web: www.murata.eu

About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Ceramics Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets 40% of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth & WiFi Modules, and a key manufacturer of power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems, short focal length ceramic lenses and speaker products.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Hungary.

For more information on Murata, please visit: www.murata.eu. You can also follow us on Twitter @MurataEurope or LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/murata-electronics, or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MurataElectronics.

About Athelia

Athelia is an information technology company, specialized in tracking solutions, with excellence in Radio Frequency Identification and Mobile Data Capture technologies. It is a dynamic mix of culture, entrepreneurship and industrial responsibility.

Athelia's strategy is to deliver outstanding business specific solutions that create high added value by focusing on vertical markets and by the industry knowledge through AIR LIQUIDE's international experience. This business approach allows developing long term relationships with customers for mutual benefits.

Athelia Solutions gathers all the necessary competence, expertise and people to design, implement business specific integrated solutions from the comprehension of customers needs to deployment and operations services.

Athelia Solutions is a company owned by AIR LIQUIDE and part of AIR LIQUIDE SERVICES.

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