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Gerry Weber International, a Germany-based manufacturer of women's fashions, has decided to apply EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to the 25 million garments it produces annually, beginning next year. The company also plans to roll out RFID technology at 150 of its company-owned retail stores in Germany and abroad. The application is designed to improve the efficiency of its incoming goods and inventory processes, and to function as an electronic surveillance system.
The RFID tags will be embedded into the garment-care labels that Gerry Weber sews into its clothing. The company claims it will be the first in Germany to sew RFID-enabled care labels into apparel, as well as the first to rely solely on RFID for electronic surveillance.
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