Zebra Technologies Launches Ribbon Supplies Distribution From Hong Kong

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Zebra Technologies Corporation

    VERNON HILLS, Ill., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   ZBRA), the worldwide leader in bar code and label
 printing solutions, today launched genuine Zebra-brand ribbon distribution
 from Hong Kong for customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
     "The growth of our printer and supplies business in Southeast Asia has
 brought new opportunities for us to better serve our resellers and end users
 in the region," said Zebra vice president of supplies Barry Knott.  "As of
 today, a third-party-operated ribbon distribution facility in Hong Kong is
 ready to ship Zebra's best-selling 5000 Series ribbons including the popular
 5319 wax, 5586 wax resin and 5095 resin ribbon formulations."
     Following quickly after the opening of Zebra's new customer service office
 in Singapore, Hong Kong ribbon distribution is expected to enhance Zebra's
 customer service and supplies growth by reducing lengthy ocean-freight
 delivery time as well as the need for resellers to maintain large inventory-in
 effect, lowering overall landed ribbon costs for customers in the Asia-Pacific
 region.
     "There is an economic benefit for end users as well," said Knott.  "The
 formulations of Zebra ribbons extend printhead life and ensure optimal
 performance of the entire Zebra label-printing system."
     "With local distribution, we'll help our resellers become even more
 successful in satisfying their customers' label-printing needs," added Simon
 Tang, general manager for Zebra Asia-Pacific.  "From Hong Kong, we can ship in
 less than one week to our customers in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and China."
     Full details of the new program are available directly from Zebra's
 Singapore office via telephone at +65.842.0322 or fax at +65.842.0366.
 
     Zebra Technologies Corporation (Vernon Hills, Ill.) manufactures and
 distributes Zebra-brand on-demand thermal bar code label printers and
 Eltron(R)-brand instant-issuance plastic card printers used in automatic
 identification, personalization and security applications worldwide.  The
 company, with an installed base of two million printers, also offers software
 and related supplies, including more than 1,000 label and ribbon combinations.
 Zebra's customers include more than 70 percent of the FORTUNE 500.
 Information about Zebra bar code products and supplies can be found at
 www.zebra.com .  Information about Zebra Technologies Corporation can be found
 at www.zebracorporation.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Investor Relations, Douglas A. Fox, 847-793-6735, or
 dfox@zebra.com, or Marketing Manager, Singapore, Linda Lum, +65-842-0322, or
 llum@zebra.com, both of Zebra Technologies Corporation, or Patti Caruthers of
 KSK Communications LLC for Zebra, 703-734-1880, or
 pcaruthers@kskcommunications.com
 
 

SOURCE Zebra Technologies Corporation
    VERNON HILLS, Ill., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   ZBRA), the worldwide leader in bar code and label
 printing solutions, today launched genuine Zebra-brand ribbon distribution
 from Hong Kong for customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
     "The growth of our printer and supplies business in Southeast Asia has
 brought new opportunities for us to better serve our resellers and end users
 in the region," said Zebra vice president of supplies Barry Knott.  "As of
 today, a third-party-operated ribbon distribution facility in Hong Kong is
 ready to ship Zebra's best-selling 5000 Series ribbons including the popular
 5319 wax, 5586 wax resin and 5095 resin ribbon formulations."
     Following quickly after the opening of Zebra's new customer service office
 in Singapore, Hong Kong ribbon distribution is expected to enhance Zebra's
 customer service and supplies growth by reducing lengthy ocean-freight
 delivery time as well as the need for resellers to maintain large inventory-in
 effect, lowering overall landed ribbon costs for customers in the Asia-Pacific
 region.
     "There is an economic benefit for end users as well," said Knott.  "The
 formulations of Zebra ribbons extend printhead life and ensure optimal
 performance of the entire Zebra label-printing system."
     "With local distribution, we'll help our resellers become even more
 successful in satisfying their customers' label-printing needs," added Simon
 Tang, general manager for Zebra Asia-Pacific.  "From Hong Kong, we can ship in
 less than one week to our customers in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and China."
     Full details of the new program are available directly from Zebra's
 Singapore office via telephone at +65.842.0322 or fax at +65.842.0366.
 
     Zebra Technologies Corporation (Vernon Hills, Ill.) manufactures and
 distributes Zebra-brand on-demand thermal bar code label printers and
 Eltron(R)-brand instant-issuance plastic card printers used in automatic
 identification, personalization and security applications worldwide.  The
 company, with an installed base of two million printers, also offers software
 and related supplies, including more than 1,000 label and ribbon combinations.
 Zebra's customers include more than 70 percent of the FORTUNE 500.
 Information about Zebra bar code products and supplies can be found at
 www.zebra.com .  Information about Zebra Technologies Corporation can be found
 at www.zebracorporation.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Investor Relations, Douglas A. Fox, 847-793-6735, or
 dfox@zebra.com, or Marketing Manager, Singapore, Linda Lum, +65-842-0322, or
 llum@zebra.com, both of Zebra Technologies Corporation, or Patti Caruthers of
 KSK Communications LLC for Zebra, 703-734-1880, or
 pcaruthers@kskcommunications.com
 
 SOURCE  Zebra Technologies Corporation