Sihl Group and eezeetags announce self-service check-in partnership
As Europe’s airline industry gear up for the resumption of international travel this summer, the Sihl Group and eezeetags BV have announced that they are working together to help expedite self-service check-in at airports.
The two companies have developed a concept for this market that is based on PRESSURETAC – the market leading, patented product for self-adhesive luggage tags.
Its new concept, they say, is inline with their belief that self-service check-in requires only minimal contact with airport personnel, which also allows more passengers to be served faster, saving both money and time.
“We expect an increase in the demand for eezeetags on a level not previously seen,” said Borry Vrieling, the company’s founder and managing director.
A familiar name in the industry, eezeetags is known by airlines and airports worldwide as a trusted a reliable brand that allows passengers to print their luggage tags directly at the airport. Usage errors, it claims, are eliminated as the system is self-explanatory.
Tags are printed on PRESSURETAC, a patented composite material manufactured by the Sihl Group. The material adheres only to itself, thanks to the special coating on the rear side of the tag, which means no silicone paper is required.
“This has many benefits: Firstly, PRESSURETAC is environmentally friendly, as less waste material is produced and the base material is FSC-certified,” says eezeetags.
“Secondly, the risk of accidents is considerably reduced as no slippery silicone paper is left on the floor. In addition, the tags can be removed without leaving residue, so that luggage items are not soiled by adhesive residue.”
As part of the new collaboration, Sihl and eezeetags today announced the creation of the ‘eezeetags family’ to meet the growing challenges in the market.
The family consists of the most important leading manufacturers of luggage tags, which are all licensed under the eezeetags quality specifications and all use the same patented original composite material:
- Security Label GmbH in Sarstedt, Germany, will service the market in Europe, Turkey and North Africa (sales and production)
- Kimoha Entrepreneurs in Dubai, UAE, will service the GCC states, East Africa, India and the Indian subcontinent (sales and production)
- George Schmitt & Co in Guilford, Connecticut, USA, will manufacture for the North American continent and
- Gateway Business Communications in Middletown, Connecticut, USA, will handle sales in North America
By founding the family, eezeetags believes that it guarantees worldwide availability and consistent quality so as to ensure hassle-free self-check-in.