Since the 1930s the three merger partners that today comprise Allied Beverage Group
L.L.C. have been the leading distributors of wine and liquor in the state of New
Jersey. Allied Beverage Group today ranks among the top 10 largest distributors
in the United States. With 800 employees, Allied Beverage Group was looking to improve
its out-dated security and identification system when they came to IDville.
Jeanette Espinosa, Human Resources Administrator, was approached by the Purchasing
and Operations Managers about updating Allied's ID system. "With all of the homeland
security and bioterrorism concerns following 9/11, Allied joined a number of other
companies in a commitment to voluntary compliance with a strict set of security
system guidelines. IDs were a top priority," Espinosa explained. "Our ID system
at the time was very old-school. We were taking real pictures and then laminating
them by hand." It was a time-consuming process and didn't seem practical for such
a large company.
"The ID system we had just wasn't working." Espinosa told us. "We needed a more
up-to-date system that could be tracked on the computer." After looking through
an IDville catalog, Espinosa did a little internet research and decided to contact
IDville about our photo ID system selection.
"IDville had good prices," said Espinosa. "I spoke with a representative and he
sent me samples of IDs so that I could get an idea for the look and feel of the
printed IDs." She passed them around the company and got approval for the new system
in no time at all.
Espinosa spoke with IDville sales representative David Ditmar for further advice
on which system would be best for Allied's needs. "Based on the amount of new hires
Allied Beverage Group had, I recommended the Single-Sided Streamline System," said
Ditmar. "Her ID volume was perfect for the Evolis printer. It is quick, reliable
and works best for mid-range ID volumes they were looking to print between 800 and
1,000 cards the first year. The small footprint and sleek design is an added bonus."
"And I got to pick my favorite colorblue!" Espinosa added.
Since that time Espinosa has designed and printed IDs for almost half of Allied's
800 employees. "I designed them myself. They have a forest green main border our
company color, and behind each picture is a watermark of our logo. The colored border
around each individual's photo helps identify which department that employee belongs
toThe ID Maker Pro software was very easy to use."
Allied Beverage Group LLC intends to maintain state-of-the-art office and master
warehouse facilities the new ID system has helped them create and maintain a more
secure, technologically-advanced organization.
"The employee-to-employee visual reference gained with the IDs has helped a lot,
too" said Espinosa. "It is a great way to identify sales reps, warehouse team members,
drivers and other employees within the building it is good to know who is walking
around." Being able to call a team member by name helps build company morale and
keeps us all feeling secure.
Since printing their new IDs, Allied Beverage Group LLC has outfitted all of their
employees with matching lanyards. "We're all color-coordinated!" Espinosa said with
a chuckle. Working with IDville has been great. Thank you."