FX Luminaire Cuts Costs By 75% And Gains Efficiencies With BCS Label And EpsonSource: Epson America, Inc.
FX Luminaire has manufactured high quality, low voltage exterior lighting components for over 20 years, complemented by the industry's best 10-year exclusive warranty. In February 2009, Hunter Industries, one of the world's leading manufacturers of irrigation equipment for the landscape and golf course industries, acquired FX Luminaire. With more than 250 product patents and 40 trademarks to its credit, Hunter is considered the innovation leader in irrigation equipment.
Prior to being acquired by Hunter Industries, FX Luminaire relied on its laser printers to produce approximately 12,000, 4"x5" color labels a week for boxes containing its light products, master containers and end wraps as well as half-size labels for accessories. In addition to the expense of the laser printer toner, FX Luminaire's previous labeling process included the use of costly labels. At $175 a toner cartridge, FX Luminaire spent over $400 per week to refill the laser printer with no system to recycle the old toner cartridges. The process was also labor intensive and complicated, requiring several steps to produce labels for each of the company's 10,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs).