Founded in 1987, SATO America is one of the leading providers of automatic identification and data collection solutions. It offers advanced barcode printers, scanners, hand-held terminals, label design software and consumables. The company serves the transportation, automotive, education, hospitality, food services and distribution, retail, manufacturing and health care industries. SATO America offers technical support, maintenance and data security services. The company is a subsidiary of SATO Corporation, which was established in 1940 and manufactures and sells packaging machinery. It maintains locations in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and China, including one in Charlotte, N.C. SATO America also manages a store that offers various items.