Radio Beacon Inc.

Radio Beacon Inc.

May 23, 2006 10:09 ET

RADIO BEACON WMS Helps Accuracy and Efficiency Improvements Sprout for Czech Republic Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 23, 2006) -

Agrostroj Pelhrimov uses RADIO BEACON to better manage its new automated warehouse

Radio Beacon Inc., a developer of warehouse management software for distributors, manufacturers and 3PLs, announced today that Agrostroj Pelhrimov (Agrostroj) is using RADIO BEACON WMS in its new warehouse in Pelhrimov, Czech Republic. Established in 1886, Agrostroj is the only producer of agricultural machinery within the Czech Republic and co-produces agricultural machinery with transnational corporations like Volvo, Mitsubishi and Caterpillar.

With 900 employees and sales reaching 37 million Euros in 2005, Agrostroj is a widely recognized leader in its space. The company prides itself on innovation in its products as well as the nature of its manufacturing process- for example, in placing strong importance on using ecologically sustainable technologies. As its business continued to grow due to the ambitious projects it undertook, strict customer requirements, and the expansion of manufacturing capacities, the company was driven to implement a large-scale modernization of their warehouse operations. As part of this project, Agrostroj chose to deploy RADIO BEACON WMS for its seamless integration with their Symbol wireless infrastructure, hand-held terminals, and Zebra printers. RADIO BEACON's ability to be integrated with Orfert ERP, a locally developed solution, was also an important factor. With their new automated warehouse management solution, the company immediately began seeing accuracy, efficiency and productivity improvements throughout the warehouse.

"We are delighted with our new ability to manage our warehouse with improved accuracy and transparency," says Jaroslav Kudyn, IT Director of Agrostroj. "Even though we've only been using RADIO BEACON WMS since February 2006, we have already seen efficiency improvements, a reduction in the number of shipping errors, and our picking speed has more than doubled."

Agrostroj worked with Czech Republic-based Radio Beacon partner Kodys throughout the implementation. A specialist in implementing bar coding solutions, Kodys has been helping customers improve supply chain and logistics management for over 15 years. The company developed a RADIO BEACON WMS interface to the Orfert ERP solution and guided Agrostroj's staff through the transition to an automated WMS system to ensure a smooth conversion.

"Our partnership with Radio Beacon has allowed us to expand our service offering to include a complete portfolio of supply chain management solutions, bringing about new opportunities for both us and our customers. We're looking forward to working with Radio Beacon for years to come," says Zdenek Vonasek, Managing Director of Kodys. "The benefits Agrostroj has been able to see within only a few months of using RADIO BEACON WMS are a testament to the great fit the solution is with the needs of our clients."

"Companies within Central and Eastern Europe are experiencing a growth surge that's evident even from across the ocean. As the complexity and pace of business increases for organizations, effective management of the warehouse is becoming an ever more important consideration," says Alex Pavul, Director of European Operations, Radio Beacon Inc. "Radio Beacon is thrilled to work with resellers and their customers in this market to help them gain a competitive edge. With support of such leading organizations as Kodys, it's easy to be energized about the many opportunities we see in the future for us, our partners and their clients."

About Radio Beacon Inc.

Radio Beacon is a developer of warehouse management software that adapts with the growing business needs of third party logistics providers, manufacturers and distributors. RADIO BEACON is the safe WMS choice, extending our customers' accounting systems to produce high-performance supply chain solutions that deliver accurate and compliant shipments, while improving operational procedures and reducing costs. Radio Beacon solutions deliver a strategic advantage to customers, enabling them to meet the dynamic needs of retailers and major industrial and consumer distributors. Working with industry-leading hardware providers, Radio Beacon's warehouse management software integrates seamlessly with barcode, RFID and material handling technology. Radio Beacon WMS is distributed locally through global partners. For more information, visit www.radiobeacon.com.

About Agrostroj

Established in 1886, Agrostroj Pelhrimov is the only producer of agricultural machinery within the Czech Republic. In addition to its own machines, the company also co-produces agricultural machinery with transnational corporations like Volvo, Mitsubishi and Caterpillar. The quality of production has been confirmed by Agrostroj's ISO 9001:2000 certifications and ranking among "A-class suppliers" in evaluations given by co-operating companies from abroad. For more information, visit www.agrostroj.cz

About Kodys

Kodys was one of the founding members of EAN Czech Republic and has been involved in bar code systems since 1991. This experience enables Kodys to create solutions for a wide spectrum of customers from different fields, focuses and sizes. Kodys is a Premier partner of Symbol Technologies, the manufacturer of scanners, terminals and components for wireless networks and Zebra Technologies, the manufacturer of a wide range of bar code printers. Kodys is certified ZASP (Zebra Authorized Service Provider), which ensures high quality service. For more information, visit www.kodys.cz

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