M2M mergers & acquisitions continue as UK-based M-Netics buys RFID and tracking firm Unique-ID

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Chippenham, UK — Mobile technology solutions provider, M-Netics has acquired Unique-ID, a specialist supplier of mobile solutions, auto-ID equipment, RFID and tracking products to the UK logistics market.  Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Unique-ID will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of M-Netics Holdings Ltd and will continue to trade and operate as a standalone business within the group.

M-Netics is a leading supplier of mobile solutions to the UK retail and logistics markets and a major supplier of Motorola Solutions products. M-Netics has over 15,000 users running its applications.  Customers include DHL, Debenhams and New Look.

Unique-ID is a leading supplier of Honeywell auto-ID solutions in the UK. Its customers include BMW, Menzies, Palletforce, SITA and Smiths News.

The combination of M-Netics and Unique-ID will create a major enterprise mobility solutions supplier and integrator for the UK market. The relentless appetite of major companies to increase supply chain efficiency, deliver improved customer service and exploit the growth areas of multi-channel retailing and e-commerce logistics are resulting in continuing demand for mobile technologies.

“This acquisition extends and deepens our capability in the auto-ID and industrial mobile market,” said Tim Hamilton-Davies, chairman of M-Netics Holdings Ltd. “Unique-ID’s core strengths of product development, manufacture and service, will complement M-Netics’ software solutions, wireless networking and service management offerings. We are excited to welcome Unique-ID into the M-Netics’ operation.”

Commenting for Unique-ID, Tony Rainbow, CEO said, “Whilst in the same marketplace, enterprise mobility solutions, the M-Netics and Unique-ID businesses are a perfect fit. Our domain knowledge in tracking products, RFID and multi-vendor service and support extends the M-Netics portfolio, and together we will provide mobile solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacture, to store, to delivery.”

Headquartered in Chippenham, Wiltshire in the UK, mobile technology solutions provider M-Netics was founded in 2004. Focused on the development of software such as the IM2 Enterprise Mobility Suite and ISIS Meteor products, M-Netics has over 15,000 users running its applications. In addition, M-Netics supplies complete, end-to-end solutions covering all aspects of mobile hardware requirements.

M-Netics solutions cover retail (in-store and back office), supply chain, mobile worker and proof of delivery requirements. Customers include leading logistics providers, manufacturers, retailers and field service organisations.

M-Netics has close partnerships with leading mobile and wireless technology companies including Motorola Solutions, Zebra Technologies, IBM and ALK.

Operating from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Unique ID has been developing and delivering mobility and RFID solutions for its clients for over ten years. The company supplies innovative mobility and RFID products and solutions, integrating with products from market leaders such as Motorola Solutions, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility, Zebra Technologies, and Toshiba.

Unique ID also designs and manufactures a range of extension products for the logistics and retail markets including mobility carts, charging solutions and accessories. Additionally, its ID Suite of mobile solutions provides a range of field service, proof of delivery and homecare applications.

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