Wien, 2011-06-07

Francotyp-Postalia Austria, a subsidiary of the global FP Group, has concluded a cooperation agreement with This agreement sets out an extensive partnership covering all aspects of digital post services provided in the form of hybrid mail.

Francotyp-Postalia Austria is pioneering the use of hybrid mail in Austria. This innovative solution is a combination of electronic and physical post in which the sender sends a letter in digital form and the recipient receives a conventional letter. Francotyp-Postalia Austria takes care of the printing, inserting, franking and handing over of the letter to a third-party delivery agent.

This service is now also set to become available to users of the largest employment and information portal of the Austrian municipalities registered with kommunalnet. Around 85% of Austria’s municipalities access this portal on a daily basis. With approximately 700,000 visits per month, it ranks among the leading portals in Austria in the area of E-Government and inter-communal cooperation.

“We are delighted to have secured an important cooperation partner in kommunalnet so soon after the launch of our new service. A large number of users of the portal will now be able to benefit from secure, swift and environmentally friendly hybrid mail,” explains Anton Kosar, Managing Director of Francotyp-Postalia Austria.

Lucas Sobotka, Managing Director of kommunalnet, is looking forward to the advantages arising from future cooperation with the hybrid mail provider. “We are continuing to expand our position in the E-Government market of relevance to local communities. Thanks to the use of user-friendly hybrid mail, the 2090 local communities registered with us can benefit from the service and streamline their postal communication processes,” adds Sobotka.

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About the companies

Francotyp-Postalia Austria is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global FP Group, the leading complete service provider for mail communication. The Austrian company was formed in 1994, following acquisition of the general agent Karl Zuza KG. With its head office in Vienna, the Company is now mainly involved in the sale and distribution of franking and inserting machines throughout Austria. This is performed either directly, or in cooperation with regional trading and service partners. FP Austria currently holds around 50% of the franking machine market in Austria and is the clear market leader in this segment.

kommunalnet is the central employment and information portal of the Austrian Association of Municipalities, its regional associations and Kommunalkredit Austria AG.

The portal not only offers access to E-Government (federal and state applications) services, but also provides information of relevance to communities, financial data benchmarks for municipalities as well as check lists that support the day-to-day business of registered members and promote their inter-communal cooperation. Thanks to links to selected commercial providers (e.g. Rechtsdatenbank, LexisNexis, KSV and Staples Austria), the kommunalnet web portal also offers direct access to a range of databases and online shops.