The company has entered into a partnership with OPAL Associates Holding for the distribution of mobile terminals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark. As a systems integrator headquartered in Switzerland, OPAL now extends its product portfolio with mobile terminals from Skeye.
With its mobile Skeye brand products, Hoeft & Wessel is a specialist provider of solutions for deployment in the field service, logistics and retail sectors. The product portfolio ranges from robust enterprise PDAs with smart phone functions and extends to include conventional handhelds and robust tablet terminals all the way through to mobile POS systems with large-format printers.
Using the specialised mobile solutions from the company, OPAL can meet the requirements of its customers engaged in field services, logistics and the retail sector; and also extend its business activities to include segments within its target markets that have not been developed in the past.
"As the leading Auto ID partner in the DACH region, we expect our product range to be complemented by innovative systems from Hoeft & Wessel and, therefore, the expansion of our market presence with optimum, holistic solutions from a single source," said Michel A. Bosshard, Managing Director of OPAL Associates Holding AG.
Peter Siggaard-Andersen, Head of Skeye Global Channel at Hoeft & Wessel, added, "With Opal, a strong and internationally recognised enterprise, we continue to expand our partnership network in Europe. This partnership shows that, as specialist providers, we can extend the range of services offered by our partners, enabling them to expand their business activities."
The company also recently announced that Alfred Ndongmeza is taking charge of the Almex business division in France. The company states that the appointment is the next step in its expansionary strategy in international markets.
Alfred Ndongmeza was born in France and studied in Duisburg. He was been working in this industry sector since 1992, focusing on the French-speaking regions.
Ndongmeza can see considerable growth potential in the ticketing and telematics solutions market in France: "About 76 per cent of the population in France lives in urban areas. In these urban centres, the regional public transport infrastructure is exceptionally well developed. In Paris, for example, you are never more than 500 metres away from the nearest Métro station. What is more, the French government is also investing in the public transport infrastructure for ecological reasons. Lyon, Lille, Marseille and Toulouse, for instance, are expanding their transportation systems at great expense. Bus and rail networks are being established in numerous regions. This is where we come in with our entire range of Almex solutions - from on-board computers with integrated ticket printers right through to web-based support for maintenance and service."
The company believes it is well positioned to pursue further international activities through its Almex division. "The universal design approach and our ability to achieve a seamless integration with customers´ legacy systems has already proved to be successful throughout Europe," said Thomas Wolf, member of the Board of Management of the Hoeft & Wessel Group and responsible for the Almex division. "Ticketing and telematics are technologies that support the global trend towards greater urbanisation, which will lead to higher levels of networking and automation in the transport infrastructure. Our pioneering role in the implementation of e-ticketing standards such as Calypso, ITSO and the VDV core application is placing us in a very good position to participate in these trends."
Wednesday, July 6, 2011