29.04.2021 I News

Kezzler and Syntegon

A Perfect Match for Convenient Product Digitization and Traceability

Syntegon Technology, as leading global Level 1 to Level 3 process and packaging technology provider and Kezzler AS, Oslo, Norway, the world leading cloud-based Level 4 traceability solutions provider, today announced the creation of a new partnership for product digitization and traceability.

This non-exclusive partnership brings together their combined expertise and experience across multiple industries. The partnership will offer customers increased convenience through the flexibility to choose complementary best-in-class solutions to effectively implement their product digitization and traceability strategies with minimal operational burden.

We are excited to bring this partnership to the market.

Matthias Heinrichs
Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at Syntegon Cartoning – Track & Trace GmbH

Through the e-partnership customers have the freedom to select vendors suited to their requirements, rather than be constrained by vendor lock-in between IT and OT.

“By each party focusing on their corresponding core competences with a proven interface between the two systems, customers can select the best vendors for each area of application”, says Matthias Heinrichs, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at Syntegon Cartoning – Track & Trace GmbH.

The interoperability of the two systems ensures faster implementation times, delivering transparent, compliant and secure supply chains creating value for both the business and consumers.

Responding to a pull from consumers, brands and governments

The drive for product traceability comes from all sides of the supply chain. Governments are increasingly implementing unit-level traceability legislation to protect consumers from counterfeits and secure taxes while conscious consumers have a new set of demands and expectations around brand transparency and access to product information. Recent events have accelerated the adoption of digital technologies with brands seeking flexible and scalable traceability solutions to improve supply chain efficiency and control, ensure regulatory compliance and offer new opportunities to engage with consumers.

The Kezzler and Syntegon partnership lets brands seamlessly track and trace products from creation to consumption, gaining deeper insights into the product journey and the entire product life cycle. Each product is given a unique, secure, and traceable identity (UID) through a QR code or any other preferred carrier. A digital twin of each product is created in the cloud where data associated with the product is stored, eliminating data silos by creating end-to-end visibility in one place. Brands have access to highly structured data sets linked across production, distribution and consumption. Real data and insights can be used to proactively resolve issues related to product sustainability, production efficiency, regulatory compliance and risk.

Benefits beyond supply chain transparency and compliance: connecting with consumers

The benefits offered by the partnership go beyond process and supply chain transparency. Digitizing products empowers brands to deliver an enhanced, personalized, and context-aware consumer experience seamlessly across multiple sales channels and geographies. Through the UID on the product, brands can share more information directly with consumers than is possible through a typical label. Reinforcing product transparency helps brands efficiently stop counterfeit products and unauthorized distribution by simplifying the verification of authenticity for all stakeholders. Connected products present brands with new opportunities to capture valuable last-mile data helping to build consumer trust and loyalty while protecting brand revenue and reputation.

Two pioneers

As pioneers in their respective fields, both parties are able to draw on decades of experience and knowledge. Proven interfaces can be quickly integrated into different organizational environments and the combined portfolio is both modular and flexible. Companies can start with a simple solution, such as basic product authentication, and scale up to high volume, high complexity global traceability solutions through additional use cases.

By utilizing proven GS1 EPCIS messages, Syntegon´s CPI Level 3 Suite is easily integrated with the upper Level 4 Kezzler cloud based enterprise system. Furthermore, both companies are able to offer solutions for shop floor digitalization and supply chain management beyond classical Track & Trace. Proven and standardized interfaces like OPC UA or Open-SCS are also in use for these solutions.


Nicole König

Contact person for press inquiries

Nicole König
Spokesperson Product Communications Pharma and Services
Phone: +49 7951 402-648
Twitter: @Syntegon