BIXOLON and G Rigging & Lighting Ltd partner to improve event equipment management with barcode labelling solutions


BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON, a global leader in advanced receipt, label and mobile printers, has partnered with G Rigging & Lighting Ltd, an independent event specialist based in the UK.

The collaboration integrates BIXOLON’s barcode labelling technology into G Rigging & Lighting's inventory management system, providing an improved stock identification and delivery system for the business.

Enhancing Inventory Management for Event Specialists

Founded in 2011, G Rigging & Lighting Ltd is a provider of tailored rigging and lighting solutions for various events, from concerts and festivals to film productions and exhibitions. With a commitment to delivering high-quality services, G Rigging & Lighting sought to replace its manual stock identification and tracking systems with an automated barcode system to ensure timely availability of equipment to its customers.

Working with BIXOLON and Global Auto ID Ltd, BIXOLON’s implementation partner, G Rigging & Lighting Ltd chose BIXOLON’s XD5-40t 300dpi Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer and third party wireless 2D rugged scanners to improve its inventory management systems and streamline operations. As a result, BIXOLON’s comprehensive solution now enables G Rigging & Lighting to label all assets with a unique barcode, which can then be scanned to manage stock levels more efficiently. This allows for the provision of real-time insights to enable improved decision-making regarding quoting, booking and provision of its equipment, compared to the previous manual process.

Streamlining Operations

Additionally, BIXOLON's printing solutions have enabled G Rigging & Lighting to automate manual tasks, reduce staff labour costs, and improve overall productivity. The system offers precise updates on stock availability and delivery schedules, elevating service quality and customer satisfaction. Moreover, it generates comprehensive audit trails and reports, ensuring regulatory compliance and accountability for regulations such as PAT testing schedules. By minimising errors and discrepancies in stock records, the barcode system reduces costs associated with stock-outs, overstocking, and order fulfilment errors, contributing to a more efficient and cost-effective operation.

Speaking following the successful implementation of the project, Joe Gee, Director, G Rigging & Lighting Ltd, said: “We utilised the label printer to apply barcodes to our assets in stages, facilitating a gradual implementation of the solution rather than an immediate full-scale rollout which worked well for us.

“The BIXOLON printer has demonstrated reliability and simplicity in both setup and operation, and in conjunction with Global Auto ID Ltd, has significantly improved our inventory management processes, allowing us to streamline operations and better serve our customers with a fast, accurate and reliable stock identification and tracking system.”

Jay Kim, Managing Director of BIXOLON Europe, said: "The collaboration with G Rigging & Lighting Ltd marks another successful integration of BIXOLON’s barcode labelling technology in the event management sector. We are excited to see how our printing solutions continue to drive efficiencies and customer satisfaction through improved stock control, and look forward to continuing to work with G Rigging and Lighting Ltd into the future.”

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