Wincor World 2007: large order from Deutsche Post AG to kick things off

Eckard Heidloff, the new President and CEO of Wincor Nixdorf AG, today opened the company’s in-house trade show – Wincor World – in Paderborn. To kick it off, the company is presenting itself in top form, announcing that it has won a large order from Deutsche Post AG. Wincor Nixdorf will act as general contractor in equipping up to 20,000 counter positions at the branches of Deutsche Post and Postbank with new IT systems. The solution package also includes a five-year maintenance agreement. The first branches will be equipped in the third quarter of 2007 and the overall project will be completed by 2008.

“By winning this order, Wincor Nixdorf continues to implement its strategy of leveraging its core competences in business with banks and retailing companies to tap business potential in neighboring sectors,” said Eckard Heidloff. He added that further cornerstones of Wincor Nixdorf's growth strategy are to expand global business, increase the company’s innovativeness and continue its transformation into a vendor of all-around solutions, comprising hardware, software and services, for its customers’ business processes.

Wincor World is a gauge of how far these objectives are being achieved: Wincor Nixdorf is presenting new developments that enable its customers all over the world to optimize their processes, for example for automating processes at the checkout in supermarkets. Wincor Nixdorf is showcasing a POS system that can be transformed from an attended to a self-service system at the touch of a button. It is equipped with technology that accepts cash and automatically dispenses change. All the components involved in the process are controlled by a single software product that has also been developed by Wincor Nixdorf. The company is focusing its offering for retailers and banks on optimizing the cash cycle and is displaying intelligent deposit and recycling systems that boast additional functions such as check processing. In addition, Wincor Nixdorf is presenting its new analysis software that can be used to determine the ideal intervals of time at which cash must be replenished in or removed from POS systems, safes or automated teller machines.

Around 7,000 customers from all over the world are expected to attend Wincor World 2007 by the time it ends on Thursday. In addition to the exhibition, where 70 partner companies are also presenting their offerings, the trade fair includes two symposiums and an extensive program of presentations.