11 December 2023

P&B Foods Select TouchStar for Rugged Data Capture

UK-based rugged mobile computing providers, TouchStar Technologies, is pleased to announce that P&B Foods, a leading food distribution company, will be rolling out additional rugged mobile computers within their state of the art, Bradford based operation.

The Project

With rugged mobile computers already in place to scan, track and manage goods, P&B recognised the value of these devices in supporting efficient and streamlined supply chain processes. A recent growth in capacity and throughput meant that P&B Foods were looking to scale up their data capture operations within their picking function.   

Indie Bhatoa, Owner at P&B Foods comments, “Following our continued growth, we knew we needed to make the additional investment in the IT infrastructure that would help us manage sustainable growth. Having worked with TouchStar on previous technology rollouts, we knew that they were competitively priced and offered a high level of expertise and the localised support which was of particular importance to us. Not only were they able to help us select the right hardware, but they also worked closely with us during the trial and proof of concept phase giving us full confidence that we would be investing in a reliable and futureproof solution”.

The Solution

The technology rollout recommended by TouchStar was Zebra’s TC22 handheld and their own in house manufactured TS7200 rugged truck mounted computers.

Rugged by design, the TC22 with integrated pistol grip offered P&B Foods with a lightweight, reliable, and ergonomically designed hardware solution. The TS7200, offers a robust touchscreen and fully capacitive QWERTY keyboard to deliver performance in the harshest of environments. Always connected, both devices needed to integrate with the company’s in house warehouse management software to enable real time accuracy and efficiency within their picking functions.

Peter Marsh, Sales Director for TouchStar comments, “With over three decades of experience supporting the rollout for mobile computing solutions for warehouse environments, we were thrilled to have the opportunity of maintaining our longstanding relationship with P&B. We feel that in both recommended devices, we will be delivering a fit for purpose solution that will continue to deliver real operational benefits to the business.  We look forward to supporting another successful hardware rollout with the business”.