|BÖWE BELL + HOWELL and CMC S.R.L. Announce North American Strategic Partnership|
|Monday, 21 December 2009 00:00|
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH) and CMC S.R.L. announced an enhanced strategic relationship whereby the companies will strengthen their partnership in North America. This partnership will allow BBH to expand its line of mail-inserting equipment with a focus on new technologies that increase value to the customer by ensuring a lower cost per piece, maximizing postage savings, and enabling transpromotional mailings.
"BBH and CMC have long had a successful relationship in the North American market," noted George Marton, chief executive officer, BBH. "This new agreement extends and expands on that commitment. With this new agreement, we will integrate the leading innovations from both companies to meet our customers' needs."
Oliver Bialowons, chairman of BÖWE Systec, added, "We fully expect this very important partnership will deliver significant revenues to BBH and the BÖWE Group."
"We look forward to further building on our past successes with BBH to create innovative solutions that will help mailers meet the challenges continually presented in the North American market," said Giuseppe Ponti, president, CMC S.R.L.
New systems available to the North American market immediately are:
The MAILStream Intelligent Inveloper — Designed for high-speed First Class® mail applications. The MAILStream Intelligent Inveloper combines envelope creation and inserting into a single, more efficient process at speeds of up to 30,000 mailpieces per hour. The MAILStream Intelligent Inveloper will allow mailers to achieve a new level of efficiency, utilizing a highly flexible platform that will grow with advancements in digital print and transpromotional marketing.
BBH 400e — The BBHâ 400e system processes all letter and brokerage formats at cycle speeds of up to 22,000 mailpieces per hour with high mailpiece integrity. The wide range of applications and robust, reliable design will allow mailers to consistently achieve the lowest cost per piece.
BBH 250 — The BBHâ 250 system is built for insurance policies and flat applications. It can manage documents from six to 120 pages. This is the perfect system for increasing efficiencies and postage savings in the policy assembly and flats environment.
BBH 150 — The BBHâ 150 system is designed for the direct-mail environment where Standard Mail® makes up the bulk of the applications. The BBH 150 capitalizes on technology that simplifies the inserting operation due to its design, combining robust reliability with low parts consumption.
"These new offerings underscore our commitment to ensure that we are responding to the North American market needs and developing new innovations," said Mark Van Gorp, BBH vice president, business development. "These solutions supplement our extensive line of mailing solutions, enabling us to offer customers the best technology available in the market today. Each of these solutions integrates seamlessly into our BOWE ONEâ ADF software suite."