From the Wires
OPTEL acquires Verify Brand to set the stage for end-to-end traceability
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 7, 2017 07:00 PM
QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - OPTEL GROUP, a leading global provider of traceability systems for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, announced today that it is expanding its traceability offering through the acquisition of Verify Brand.
Strategically, this acquisition allows OPTEL to not only complete its traceability offering and provide end-to-end solutions, but also expand its portfolio to cater to a wide range of diverse industries. "Our plan is to optimize supply chains to increase our customers' performance while at the same time building a sustainable economy in the long term," states Louis Roy, President of OPTEL GROUP. "This acquisition allows us to quickly attain a crucial part of that goal, which is to connect the supply chain," adds Mr. Roy.
This acquisition combines OPTEL's experience in deploying characterization and data-capturing solutions in industrial environments with Verify Brand's proven data management and analytics expertise, which complements OPTEL's offering perfectly.
The addition of Verify Brand's L4/5 serialization capabilities to the OPTEL solution set enables the connectivity required for pharma companies to implement Track & Trace across the entire supply chain (L1 to L5).
"With increased global regulations and consumer demand for greater transparency, brands need solutions that deliver true end-to-end supply chain visibility," said Verify Brand CEO, Michael Howe. Combining our mature, flexible serialization platform with OPTEL's Track & Trace capabilities will open up access to the data, analytics and reports that brands need to finally enable this level of visibility. We believe that the innovations we can deliver, in combination with the OPTEL team, will create solutions that meet the demands of brands both today, and into the future."
Never shying away from complexity, OPTEL aims to solve difficult problems for its customers, and the acquisition of Verify Brand provides access to the innovative technologies to do exactly that. OPTEL believes it is among the only companies in the world to have this unique combination of expertise and go this far to help industry face an increasingly competitive and ever-changing landscape.
These complementary solutions will enable OPTEL to develop a cross-functional platform that will meet the needs of numerous industries. "OPTEL has created a systemic view of industrial processes and supply chains that takes into account customer business requirements as well as sustainable development, and with all this expertise, I'm confident that 2018 will be an incredible year for product launches at OPTEL. Our solutions will revolutionize methods and provide even more groundbreaking tools to companies and consumers alike," concludes Mr. Roy.
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