Bastian Solutions Partners with Quuppa to Deliver Advanced Location Capabilities for Increased Supply Chain Visibility

Brother International Corp., one of the first clients to implement
the combined system, utilizes advanced IoT, locations solutions to
ensure quality standards

ESPOO, Finland & INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#BLElt;/agt;–Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company and leading
material handling systems integrator, and Quuppa, the world leader in
advanced location systems, today announced that one of the first
implementations through their recently announced partnership
is with Brother International Corp., a premier provider of home,
business and industrial products.

Bastian Solutions’ Internet of Things (IoT) group provides distribution
and manufacturing centers around the world with increased supply chain
visibility and real-time asset locations. Its BlueHound Asset Tracking
System provides companies with end-to-end visibility to help reduce
logistic inefficiencies. Brother contracted Bastian Solutions to
automate and measure quality control for the direct-to-garment white ink
it manufactures. The ink is agitated bi-weekly to maintain consistency,
avoid chemical separation and provide the brightest white color upon

Bastian Solutions has added automation and quality control to the
process by integrating the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System™ into its
BlueHound solution and implementing custom reporting to track Brother’s
progress toward its weekly ink agitation goals. As a result of the
implementation, Brother has experienced improved accountability,
increased hours of agitation, and enhanced tracking down to a single
pallet load, ensuring the ink meets Brother’s strict quality standards.

“After testing different RTLS solutions and even engineering our own,
Quuppa proved to be the most optimal location solution for our end
users,” said Natalie Hogan, IoT general manager, Bastian Solutions. “Our
IoT group was looking to hit the sweet spot with our customers by
offering an affordable tracking solution that was both accurate and
could mitigate the typical warehouse interference; Quuppa has allowed us
to do that. Knowing that Quuppa can scale quickly has allowed us the
flexibility to offer small deployments to prove out customer ROI through
analytics and then quickly and seamlessly transition to tracking entire
warehouses. Quuppa’s planning and deployment software has allowed
Bastian Solutions to decrease the time between quoting and go-live from
months to just a few weeks.”

Quuppa played a key role in the development of the recently announced
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) direction finding
feature added in version 5.1 of the Bluetooth® core specification. The
Quuppa Positioning Engine is at the core of its real-time location
system (RTLS) and it is based on a combination of the Angle of Arrival
(AoA) methodology, advanced algorithms and comprehensive suite of
software tools, which were built over the course of more than 15 years.
Quuppa has worked with its ecosystem partners around the globe since
2012, delivering the industry’s most open, accurate and reliable
location services to organizations in a wide range of industries,
including manufacturing and logistics, transportation, retail,
healthcare, and other industries where knowing the precise location of
people and assets is critical.

“Quuppa’s location solution is in deployment across hundreds of sites
and dozens of use cases globally, proving the scalability, flexibility
and openness of our location technology,” said Fabio Belloni, co-founder
and chief customer officer, Quuppa. “But Quuppa is more than just
technology. Our dedicated customer service team provides the technical
resources, training, and sales support that companies like Bastian
require to get their implementations off the ground smoothly. With its
advanced IoT solutions for manufacturing and logistics and Tier 1 base
of customers like Brother International, Bastian Solutions has become a
key member of the Quuppa Partner Ecosystem. We look forward to
supporting them and their end user customers as their deployments grow.”

For more information on Quuppa’s advanced location technology, visit
For more information on Bastian Solutions’ BlueHound IoT system, visit

About Quuppa

Quuppa has raised the bar for accurate location positioning, delivering
the world’s most open, accurate and reliable location positioning system
thanks to its unique combination of Bluetooth, the Angle of Arrival
(AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) methodologies, as well as its
advanced location algorithms and management software tools that have
been developed over the course of more than 15 years. The Quuppa
Ecosystem has more than 130 partners around the world today who are
using Quuppa’s open positioning platform to deliver accurate,
cost-effective location solutions to companies in a range of industries,
including manufacturing and logistics, retail, healthcare, sports, law
enforcement and security, government, asset tracking and others.

About Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics North America company, is
a material handling system integrator, providing automated solutions for
distribution, order fulfillment and manufacturing centers around the
world. By combining data-driven designs, scalable material handling
systems, and innovative software, the company helps clients across a
broad spectrum of vertical segments become leaders in their industries.
Bastian Solutions specializes in supply chain consulting and material
handling system design that include technologies ranging from
entry-level to advanced automation such as high-speed conveyor
sortation, goods-to-person systems, mobile and industrial robotics,
supply chain software, and custom automation engineering. Today, the
company also engineers and manufactures many of its own products
including ZiPline Conveyor, Exacta Supply Chain Software and BlueHound
IoT Asset Trackers. Founding in 1952 and headquartered in Indianapolis,
Indiana, USA, Bastian Solutions has grown into a global corporation with
20 U.S. offices and international operations in Brazil, Canada, India
and Mexico. For more information, visit


Kimberly T. Kennedy
Calysto Communications
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