Zebra Technologies reports strong sales for 2005

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Zebra Technologies has said that it is optimistic for the future, after announcing that its sales and earnings for the fourth quarter of 2005 were at the top end of its forecasted range. Net sales for the three months ending 31st December 2005, were at a record of over $179,294,000, (£102m) compared with $174,874,000 (£100m) for the same period in 2004.

“We are pleased with our results, which reflect ongoing spending on strategic business activities,” said Edward Kaplan, Zebra¹s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our extended global reach generated sales growth in emerging and under-served regions, including China, Eastern Europe and Latin America.”

He also went on to say that Zebra’s reputation for innovation and quality was evident in RFID, where its broad range of printer/encoders and complementary media, has helped increase Zebra’s market leadership. “Effective channel programmes strengthened distribution, and we built important business alliances with integrators for vertical market applications. During the fourth quarter, we introduced new products that are being deployed to serve a wider range of specialty printing solutions. These and other accomplishments will have a greater effect on our business as we progress through 2006.”

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