Birkenwerder, 2010-12-10

 The Francotyp-Postalia Group, a global service provider for professional mail management, is entering the French market for franking machines. A corresponding agreement based on the new MATAF approval process with the French postal service, La Poste, was signed today. With this procedure, auditing and certification of the supplier’s processes will help achieve simplified approval for franking machines. At the same time, the franking machine specialist today delivered its mymail approval machine to the technical department of the post office in Nantes, which means that the machine’s approval process can begin.

With approx. 250,000 franking machines installed, France is the largest market in Europe. Francotyp-Postalia expects to obtain approval in the first half of 2011. In the first stage, the company intends to launch its small franking system, mymail, on the French market.

Like the American market, this is exclusively a rental market. “This should provide us with good opportunities to convince a great many companies of the benefits of our solutions”, comments Andreas Drechsler, member of the Francotyp-Postalia Management Board. “With the planned market launch in France, we are driving the global expansion of our business forward”, Drechsler continues.