Barcodes keep track of bicycles at Center Parcs

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Barcoding.co.uk is helping Center Parcs track over ten thousand bicycles at its four UK Villages. 

Especially produced laser etched barcode labels supplied by Barcoding.co.uk provide a unique ID for each bicycle as part of an automated system to manage bicycle hire and maintenance.

Bicycles are scanned in and out at Center Parcs cycle centres using handheld laser scanners with keypads that allow entry of status information such as hired, returned, stolen and for repair.  Barcodes scanned on visitor order receipts at the time of hire allow bicycles to be matched to provide an electronic track for each bicycle.

The four Center Parcs Villages at Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest each manage up to three thousand bicycles which are renewed approximately every three years.  Barcoding.co.uk currently supplies the labels for all new orders.  Each bicycle has two labels to allow ease of scanning and a back up in case one label becomes damaged.  The self-adhesive and laser etched labels are extra durable in order to handle the high frequency of use and rugged outdoor environment.

"Bicycles are very much part of the Center Parcs experience and managing the hiring of thousands of bicycles is a real challenge" says Ricky Birchmore, Cycle Centre Manager at Center Parcs.  "Barcoding has proved to be an essential aid, especially during often frantic change over days when speed and efficiency are crucial. Barcoding.co.uk has been a key supplier behind the success to the system."

Barcoding.co.uk has been established within the automatic identification sector for fifteen years as an industry leader in barcode and wireless technology.  Specialising is the provision of end-to-end solutions, Barcoding.co.uk supplies to an extensive blue chip client base including Nissan, Avery Dennison, Corus, Procter & Gamble, St. Gobain and Grattans.

 

ABOUT CENTER PARCS

Center Parcs revolutionised the holiday market in Holland over 30 years ago and did the same in the UK when it opened its first village at Sherwood Forest in July 1987, offering short break holidays on a year round basis.

Center Parcs operates four Villages in the UK, each is set in a forest environment, typically 400 acres in size and provide high quality accommodation in fully equipped Villas, Apartments and Lodges, which are set amongst trees and streams. Each Village offers an extensive range of sports and leisure activities plus numerous restaurants, bars and retail outlets and a superb Aqua Sana Spa facility. Woodland, water and a natural healthy environment are the essential elements of a Center Parcs break.


ABOUT BARCODING.CO.UK

Barcoding.co.uk has been established within the automatic identification sector for 15 years as an industry leader in barcode and wireless technology.  Specialising is the provision of end-to-end solutions, Barcoding.co.uk supplies to an extensive blue chip client base including Nissan, Avery Dennison, Corus, Eagle Star, Procter & Gamble, St. Gobain and Grattans.

Barcoding.co.uk offers the widest and best choice of equipment available and is not tied to any specific manufacturers.  However, the company is well respected as the forerunner in the automatic ID industry and works closely with manufacturers on continuous improvement programmes.

Wireless networking is a specific area of expertise and Barcoding.co.uk provides complete integrated systems with guaranteed bandwidth and coverage within defined wireless network areas.  This is backed by a 27 strong nationwide team of specialist RF engineers providing full site surveys and next day swap out service on access points.

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