Gardeur AG is a manufacturer of brand name fashion, of which key products are trousers and jeans for men and women, with matching knitwear/T-Shirts for ladies, and skirts. Company-owned production units are located in Germany and Tunisia with co-operation agreements with plants in Eastern Europe, Turkey and South East Asia. In 2000 the company became a public limited company. Gardeur’s first experiences with transponders were gained in an internal project. During the production process, Gradeur printed and fixed transponders including gardeur and customer data on each item. When the merchandise left the production unit and entered the logistic warehouse, the registration process was automated by transponder. As a result of transponder technology, the transmission of data to forwarders and customers is made via EDI.