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CILS Durable Labels Help Safeguard Their Customers' Hose Tracking Programme

CILS Case Study - Pipe Label

Read how we delivered a simple durable labelling solution to one of Europe's best known fluid transfer solutions specialists 

Company background

Our customer provides fluid transfer solutions, products and services to a wide range of industries across the UK and Europe. They operate a Total Hose Management programme to take the worry out of hose maintenance.


They were experiencing problems with the hydraulic hose labels they were using and needed a more durable solution that wouldn’t fade when exposed to the various environments where their labels are used.

The following challenges applied:

  • The red print on the labels which is a colour code indicating year of manufacture was fading to an orange colour after a period of time

  • The fading labels was impacting the effectiveness of their hose management programme

Additionally, their supplier had configured some newly purchased thermal transfer printers to only work on their limited range of labels, so it was crucial that the new labels would successfully print on these printers as well.


Having provided similar durable hose label solutions for hundreds of clients in the Automotive, Plant Hire, Defence, Marine and Offshore and Mining and Quarrying industries we were very familiar with their range of thermal transfer printers. We were very confident that our hose labels would meet the durability needs of their industrial hose identification processes and that they would print on their existing range of printers.

CILS Hose Labels were tested and approved and a simple factory reset on the thermal transfer printers meant that they could print successfully without any printing issues.


‘We now use CILS colour coded labels for our hydraulic hoses which are proving to be very durable and haven't deteriorated in the many demanding environments where our hoses are used.’ Centre Manager, Fluid transfer solutions specialists, Germany

CILS Hose Labels stay fully secure even when exposed to oils, grease and general industrial conditions, and don’t smudge, fade or deteriorate.

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