Birkenwerder, 2013-01-22

Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, the first multi-channel provider for mail communication, will supply Russian post offices with 105 CentorMail franking systems together with the accompanying mailroom systems and a data centre. The contract with the Italian general contractor Elsag was signed last year, and the franking machines will be delivered with the accessories in the course of this year.

Russian Post has a strong interest in adding payment protection to the general system of postage billing. Electronic franking systems offer a patented, internationally tested protection and billing mode. The FP Group has also cooperated well with Russian Post in the past.

“On the basis of this order, we see potential not only to bring new franking systems to market but also to gain market share,” says Andreas Drechsler, member of the Management Board of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG. Countries like Russia are modernising their infrastructure and rely on secure payment systems. “The FP Group is therefore investing more heavily in promising postal markets such as Eastern Europe and Asia, in order to compensate for the partially stagnating postal markets in the mature economies in Central Europe,” Drechsler continues. “We have put ourselves in a good strategic position here so that we can grow profitably with our traditional products."

CentorMail is designed for large quantities of letter post, and is the highest performing franking machine in FP’s product range. The machine can process an average of 120 to 150 letters per minute.

The FP Group is a specialist in physical and electronic mail communication. The company is represented in more than 80 countries with its franking and inserting machines. As of 2012, the FP Group is the first De-Mail provider in its domestic market of Germany. As such, the company offers the transmission of legally secure electronic letters in order to benefit from the increasing digitilisation of mail.