SOURCE: Holland 1916

July 27, 2011 08:00 ET

MSA Chooses Holland 1916 for Rugged RFID Tag Solutions

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Holland 1916, a manufacturer of highly durable RFID tagging solutions, provides custom RFID solutions to global safety equipment manufacturer MSA to aid MSA's customers in inventory tracking and safety-compliance.

Holland 1916 and MSA designed an RFID retrofit kit that is comprised of durable RFID tags and easy to use attachment mechanisms that are ideal for MSA's fall protection products including the EvoTech Harness. The RFID tag allows the customer to automatically identify an asset using an RFID handheld reader, and proceed to perform an inspection on the asset or assign the item to a specific employee using a software solution provided by MSA. By automatically identifying the asset using an RFID tag, the inspectors are able to quickly and more accurately process inspections.

"The RFID tagging solutions provided by Holland 1916 allow our customers to quickly and accurately identify and manage their assets through our FieldID safety compliance software system," said Robert Apel, Fall Protection Business Manager for MSA.

"We were able to work closely with MSA to understand their business requirements and to design an RFID retrofit kit that met all of their criteria," commented Zack Barron of Holland 1916. "MSA was looking for a solution that was quick and simple to apply and would survive the day to day punishment that their products see in the field."

About Holland 1916:
Holland 1916 is a product identification solutions provider that has been doing business in industrial markets for over 95 years. The RFID division designs and manufactures RFID tag carriers for the purpose of protecting the transponder from severe conditions and securely attaching the transponder to the asset. Holland 1916's tags have been deployed in harsh industries such as oil & gas, construction and mining.

About MSA:
Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people's health and safety. Many MSA products typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in the fire service, oil, gas and petrochemical industry, homeland security, construction, mining and other industries, as well as the military. Principal products include self-contained breathing apparatus, gas masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, ballistic body armor, fall protection devices and thermal imaging cameras. The company also provides a broad range of consumer and contractor safety products through retail channels. These products are marketed and sold under the MSA Safety Works brand. MSA has annual sales of approximately $1 billion, manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and more than 40 international locations. Additional information is available on the company's Web site at

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