The FINANCIAL — Deutsche Post AG has awarded a contract to Wincor Nixdorf as the general contractor to equip all workstations of Deutsche Post and Postbank with new IT systems. The installation will begin in April 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by April 2017. The solution package also includes a five-year service agreement.
During the project, up to 500 systems will be replaced at the branches’ workstations. In addition to PCs, the contract includes peripheral devices like printers, monitors and scanners, according to Wincor Nixdorf.
Deutsche Post AG, a member of the Deutsche Post DHL group, operates one of Europe’s largest computer-supported branch networks to sell both its own products and complex products offered by other companies.
Wincor Nixdorf won the contract largely because of Deutsche Post AG’s good experience with the company’s branch systems and the overall solution package. A key aspect of this package was the costs for the entire product lifecycle and the increased process optimization offered by the new IT systems.
By gaining this major contract, Wincor Nixdorf has once again successfully applied its strategy of using its core expertise in global branch banking and retailing to gain new business in the postal industry.
Wincor Nixdorf and Deutsche Post AG have been partners for many years. In 2008, for instance, the company installed IT systems at all of its branch workstations and provided the service for them.