The Skeye division of Hoeft & Wessel AG is supplying 3,000 mobile terminals to the company Globus Fachmaerkte (specialist stores) in Voelklingen/Saarland.
The skeye.allegro devices will be used to tracking merchandise in 84 DIY stores and 9 electrical goods stores, and the data is reconciled with the merchandise management system via WLAN. The ergonomically designed terminals allow single-handed operation using the keypad or the touch screen, and is very stable in operation. Skeye had already supplied the previous generation terminals.
What tipped the scales in favour of Skeye were the many years of successful cooperation with them and the quality of the equipment they supply, explained Martin Fries, Head of IT of Globus Fachmaerkte. Our competitive offer got us over the line once again in this highly competitive PDT market, consolidating our position as the market leader in the German retail sector, declared Peter Claussen, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Hoeft & Wessel AG and Skeye brand manager.
The family-owned Globus Fachmaerkte had acquired 33 Hela Profizentren (trade centres) at the beginning of this year. The roll-out of 2,000 terminals just completed brings equipment in these stores in line with the other stores. Under the existing service agreement, Globus will be provided with a further 1,000 devices of the same model in December to handle peak demand during the stock take at the beginning of the year.
About the Company
Hoeft & Wessel AG, Hanover, established by the entrepreneurs of the same name in 1978, is a hardware and software manufacturer specialising in ticketing, mobile data recording, and parking systems. Listed on the stock market since 1998, the company today is an SME with sales revenues of around EUR 100 million and a workforce of 500 employees. Each year around EUR 8 million is invested in the Research & Development division, which sets the pace in the companys technological orientation and employs about a third of the total workforce.
As one of Europes biggest manufacturer of mobile terminals the business division Skeye offers system solutions for the retail and logistics sectors and is the market leader in the German retail sector. In Europe, Hoeft & Wessel with its Almex group of products is among the leading providers of ticketing and telematics systems for public transportation and check-in solutions for the airline industry. And in the United Kingdom, its Metric Parking brand is the biggest provider of parking space management systems.
In line with its internationalisation strategy, the company operating in the business-to-business segment already generates around 40 per cent of sales revenues abroad. In addition to Europe, the United States is one of the key target regions.