Meridian Kiosks Selects Pitney Bowes as National Provider of Multi-Vendor Services
STAMFORD, Conn. & ABERDEEN, N.C., October 11, 2007 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), the world’s leading mailstream solutions company, and Meridian Kiosks, a leading manufacturer of kiosks and self-service terminals, today announced a new agreement whereby Pitney Bowes will provide comprehensive Multi-Vendor Services to Meridian Kiosks and its U.S. customer base.
Serving as an independent services provider, Pitney Bowes will offer deployment and life-cycle services for Meridian Kiosks’ full line of kiosk and self-service devices. These services will include installation, warranty, post-warranty and on-site maintenance support at customer locations throughout the U.S.
“Pitney Bowes is delighted to be working with Meridian Kiosks to help provide a single point of accountability for consistent services and support for the deployment and maintenance of their solutions,” said Joanne Boyd, Vice President, Business Development, Multi-Vendor Services for Pitney Bowes. “Our collaboration will combine Pitney Bowes’ comprehensive services and technology capabilities with Meridian Kiosks’ strength as a leading manufacturer of kiosks and self-service devices.”
“Pitney Bowes was a logical choice for Meridian Kiosks. After meeting with the Pitney Bowes team and having our views on the self-service market needs parallel each other we wanted to align ourselves. Quality, value, service and support are all of paramount importance to the success of a self-service deployment. This can be too easily knocked off track by poor installation, support and service. It’s comforting to know that Pitney Bowes uses highly trained and qualified personnel. That gives us great confidence this agreement will succeed,” said Chris Gilder, CEO for Meridian Kiosks.
Pitney Bowes is a leading provider of services for printers, copiers, multi-function devices, scanners, shredders, PCs and workstations, mailstream solutions and kiosk devices. Consisting of 1,300 A+ certified specialists, Pitney Bowes’ Multi-Vendor Services offers a full range of product life cycle services including on-site maintenance services, installations, asset deployment and professional service.
About Pitney Bowes: Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $5.9 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.
About Meridian Kiosks: Meridian Kiosks LLC is a leading manufacturer of kiosks and self-service devices based in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Founded in 1999, the company is privately held and has an 11-acre campus and 65,000 square feet of manufacturing & warehouse space.
Meridian Kiosks specializes in design, fabrication, assembly and integration of kiosks. MK has a host of standard kiosk designs ranging from small form factor units to larger kiosks that support multiple applications and many devices in a single unit. MK also can produce completely customized kiosks for specific locations or events. Leading companies from almost every industry use Meridian Kiosks including HP, AT&T, Red Bull, Time Warner, Mazda, Motorola and Food Lion, among many others.
For more information, visit www.meridiankiosks.com or call 866.4.KIOSKS.