OST has signed national distributor agreement for the entire range of NEOPOST products for distribution in  India.    NEOPOST is Europe’s #1 supplier of mailing solutions and has direct presence in 18 countries.  OST would initially distributing entire range of their digital franking machines in the country through its established network of dealers and channel partners.  With this, OST is successfully foraying into office automation products and is aiming to expand in this field.   “OST is not only serving new community of partners and end-users, but also establishing its PAN India presence with this business tie-up, says Mr Dinesh Sharma, Managing Director of OST Electronics. “  Also, he says “OST’s target is to achieve 100% retention of its end-user clientele who are already using Neopost’s EFMs while at the same time expand into new areas of OA products, through its exclusive dealers”.    “ So with the up-gradation of the existing EFMs to the Digital Franking Machines becoming mandatory for its end-users, OST shall support its dealers to deliver cost-effective product positioning in its existing market space and also help Dealers to achieve long-term commitments with its end-users”  says Mr Dinesh Sharma.

India Post, which had in December 2009 granted approval to the Neopost range of new digital franking machines using RMFS , has decided not to renew licences of the 5-year-old electronic franking machines with immediate effect and has set a deadline for replacing such machines by June 30, 2013.

Neopost digital franking machines eliminate all manual intervention in the setting of the meter of the franking machine as the funds are downloaded on the machine electronically, saving time and efforts for the user. The mark generated by the franking machine includes a 2-D Barcode which is unique for each mail item. These machines can cater to all market segments, from SOHO users to very high end production mailers. Currently the majority of franking machine customers are government departments, semi-government, public sector and large corporate houses.

About Neopost

Neopost is the Europe's number one supplier of mailing solutions. It has a direct presence in 18 countries, with 5,500 employees and annual sales of EUR 913 million in 2009. Its products and services are sold in more than 90 countries, and the Group has become a key player in the markets for mailroom equipment and logistics solutions. Neopost supplies the most technologically advanced solutions for franking, folding/inserting and addressing as well as logistics management and traceability. Neopost also offers a full range of services, including consultancy, maintenance and financing solutions.  For more details visit www.neopost.com

About OST            

A  leading technology solutions provider and value added distributor in the field of networking and information technology consumer products and peripherals and has more than 370 channel partners in the North,  now is expanding into distribution of products in Office Automation segment.    It has established offices and channel partners throughout the country and is aiming to make a mark with its Pan India presence in the field of IT and OA.  For more details visit www.ostindia.com