History

We operate internationally and are a listed company with headquarters in Berlin (Germany) we are an expert in mail communication. With eleven subsidiaries in Germany, the USA, Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Sweden and Singapore, the company is represented in all important world markets. In addition, the FP group is represented worldwide by more than 80 dealers. Founded in 1923, Francotyp-Postalia can look back on 90 years of company history.

2012

Introduction of the new franking system, PostBase. With it, the FP Group is the first to bring a product to the market that combines physical with electronic mail communication. At the same time, the FP subsidiary Mentana-Claimsoft is the first company in Germany to receive accreditation as a De-Mail provider.

2011

Acquisition of Mentana-Claimsoft AG by Franco-Postalia Holding AG.

At the end of 2011, the FP Group obtains authorisation for the French market and can start selling MyMail in France, the largest European market for franking machines.

2010

FP Group gains Web.de and gmx.de as partners for the on-line letter. Acquisition of the franking machine business from RICOH Sweden and formation of a Group-owned subsidiary in Sweden.

2008

FP subsidiary freesort GmbH wins the prize as a barrier-free and disability-friendly company 2008.

2007

Product introduction of the first franking machine, centormail, that can process true mixed mail.

2006

Founding of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG and initial public offering on 30 November 2006. Acquisition of subsidiaries freesort GmbH and iab internet-access GmbH by Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG.

2005

Sale of the Francotyp-Postalia group to Quadriga Capital and FP management by the Röchling Group.

2004

First authorisation of a FRANKIT®-capable franking machine generation – MyMail, optimail and ultimail – and in doing so, fulfilment of the highest security standards.

2002

Development and introduction of the new franking machine generation, MyMail, optimail and ultimail.

1997

Founding of FP Direkt (telemarketing)

1994

Francotyp-Postalia moves to Birkenwerder and consolidates all production and administrative areas in one location.

1990

Introduction of the first fully electronic franking machine with thermotransfer print.

1989

Take-over of the Bergmann-Group, and thus also Francotyp-Postalia, by Gebr. Röchling KG, Mannheim.

1983

Founding of the holding company Francotyp-Postalia GmbH.

1977

Takeover of Francotyp GmbH, Berlin and Postalia GmbH, Offenbach, by Bergmann AG, which belongs to the Siemens Group

1969

The Anker-Werke, Bielefeld, acquire shares for Freistempler GmbH from Telefon und Normalzeit (T&N).

1938

Founding of Freistempler GmbH, Frankfurt, which later became Postalia GmbH, by T&N.

1925

Postfreistempler GmbH, Bielefeld, is renamed to Francotyp GmbH.

1923

On 11 July 1923, founding of the sales company Postfreistempler GmbH, by Anker, Bafra and the Furtwängler clock factory.