Car logistics company Assistor expects to import around 370,000 vehicles into Finland, the Baltic countries and Russia this year. The company will use an RFID system developed by Digia to keep track of the vehicles.
As the cars are unloaded from container ships, each one will be equipped with UPM Raflatac’s UHF Gen2 DogBone RFID tag. A warehouse location is assigned to each vehicle, and that location is tracked by the 250 RFID readers. Each RFID tag carries information about all actions related to the vehicle during storage and production.
“UPM Raflatac’s UHF Gen2 DogBone RFID tags are designed to function even in the challenging weather conditions that vehicles might face during transport,” said Mikko Nikkanen, RFID business development director at UPM Raflatac. “Vehicles may be covered with snow or encounter heavy rain, for instance, both being conditions in which bar code technology no longer works.”