Sato, a leader in the barcode printing and automatic identification and data collection industry, is acquiring a South American adhesive labeling solutions provider.

Barcode and data provider acquiring South American operationAccording to a news release, the Charlotte, N.C.-based Sato signed an agreement to acquire the privately-held Achernar of Argentina Corp., Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sato officials call Achernar one of the region’s most respected adhesive labeling provider.

Achernar provides specialty labels for the food, produce, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, electronic, lubricant and postal service industries, according to the release.

“The acquisition of Achernar further illustrates our ongoing commitment to the South Cone region of South America with best in breed for labeling and identification solutions,” Bob Linse, Sato America’s president, said in the release.