Authenticate Information Systems (“AIS”) was spun out to its shareholders from Product Authentication Inspectorate (“PAI”) as part of the sale of PAI in 2013.
This business provides a collaborative data Platform which allows businesses in the food industry to track, analyse and understand their food supply network from end to end. Through the Platform, AIS provides a network for suppliers in the food industry to share valuable transparency, audit, KPI and assurance data on a selective and secure basis, thus eliminating the costly and time-consuming task of proving supply chain information in an ad-hoc, repetitive and unmanaged way.
Its customers include Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, the Co-operative, Greencore, Compass Group, Finsbury Food, Pizza Hut, Subway and Winterbotham Darby. The platform holds profiles on 9,000 food businesses in 72 countries. Adoption of the platform continues to accelerate, particularly as the major UK supermarkets increase their engagement with it. The goal is for the platform to become the comprehensive risk platform for food businesses across the world.