02/19/2014

Mettler-Toledo GmbH

METTLER TOLEDO focuses on efficient service concepts and sustainability for the grocery sector

Sustainability, service and improved food safety will be METTLER TOLEDO’s key focus areas at EuroShop 2014

Gießen, February 4, 2014 – METTLER TOLEDO supports food retailers in implementing efficient, environmentally friendly and compliant processes at their fresh service counters. Within this context, METTLER TOLEDO will be presenting its innovative service and advice offering, informing visitors about the latest food labeling and declaration requirements and displaying its range of sustainable consumables and weighing solutions at EuroShop 2014 (February 16 to 20, Düsseldorf, Hall 6, Stand E75).


“Nowadays, many food retailers face a dual challenge: to organize their local operations more efficiently while at the same time demonstrating a commitment to sustainability,” says Uwe Kriese, METTLER TOLEDO’s Business Area Manager Retail for the Central European region. “That’s why, at EuroShop 2014, we will be specifically focusing on our service offering that optimizes the reliability of in-store weighing technology. We will also be shining the spotlight on products that help retailers to accomplish their CSR objectives.” METTLER TOLEDO is carrying its own sustainability promise through to its EuroShop presence: the company’s 200-square-meter stand will be certified ‘climate neutral’ in accordance with the CO2OL program.


Labeling Green: sending out a clear signal


In today’s market, sustainability is a major factor in achieving competitive differentiation. With METTLER TOLEDO’s Labeling Green labels, retailers can send out a clear signal of their commitment to corporate social responsibility. Labeling Green is one of the first consumables solutions on the market to be 100 percent phenol-free, thus eliminating potential health risks to employees and shoppers. Furthermore, the innovative polypropylene-based substrate prevents paper dust forming which can obstruct the printer unit in the scales. As an extra bonus, 30 percent more labels fit onto each Labeling Green roll meaning less downtime while rolls are changed.


In addition to Labeling Green, METTLER TOLEDO offers a wide range of other consumables, from linerless labels and receipt rolls to transparent labels. All of its products conform to the European Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come in contact with food.


Weighing technology: reducing the carbon footprint


All the weighing technology in METTLER TOLEDO’s UC Evo Line is designed around energy-saving components. Features such as a fanless cooling mechanism, intelligent energy-saving modes, low-energy color displays with LED backlight technology and the very latest dual-core processors deliver better performance while consuming less electricity. By using these scales, grocery retailers improve their sustainability scorecard and reduce their energy bills at the same time.


Service: for maximum uptime


METTLER TOLEDO’s services help food retailers to ensure maximum uptime for the weighing technology in their stores. Optimized service and maintenance programs extend the useful life of the equipment and maximize the return on investment. The network connectivity of today’s scales enables much of the regular servicing and maintenance work to be carried out via data link. METTLER TOLEDO’s InTouchSM Remote Services allow customers to benefit from this functionality. The remote services reduce the number of on-site visits and ensure quicker reaction times when troubleshooting while also improving the retailer’s carbon footprint.


Tailor-made service concepts


Grocery retailers have the option of putting together their own, individual package from METTLER TOLEDO’s comprehensive range of services. Several members of the METTLER TOLEDO service team will be on hand at the company’s stand during EuroShop to share their extensive experience and advise visitors on the service offering. The main service categories offered by METTLER TOLEDO are:


Uptime – Support & RepairsPerformance – Maintenance & OptimizationCompliance – Quality Assurance & CertificationExpertise – Education & Training


Furthermore, the specialists on the stand will be happy to provide information about ways of improving food safety within the entire process chain. They will also be demonstrating how food retailers can ensure that their store operations conform with the European Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers and the new requirements for electronic archiving of checkout receipts.