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|Traded as||Euronext: NEO|
|Key people||Denis Thiery (Chairman and CEO)|
|Revenue||€965.6 million (2010)|
|Operating income||€248.1 million (2010)|
|Profit||€155.7 million (2010)|
|Total assets||€2.056 billion (end 2010)|
|Total equity||€606.2 million (end 2010)|
|Employees||5,490 (end 2010)|
Neopost is a manufacturer of postage meter and mailroom equipment. It ranks number one in Europe and number two worldwide in mailroom equipment and logistics systems.
As well as franking machines and postal scales, Neopost also manufactures machines for folding letters and inserting them into envelopes, letter opening machines, scanners for detecting suspicious items of mail and various other mail-related services. They also manufacture and sell consumables for their equipment, including ink cartridges and customised envelopes optimised for their machines.
Gained in 75 years of history of growth, Neopost has a wealth experience, marked by significant acquisitions.
- 1924 Founding of Neopost Limited (United Kingdom)
- 1929 Founding of SMH, Société des Machines Havas (France)
- 1930 Acquisition of Neopost by Roneo (United Kingdom)
- 1935 Creation of Neopost brand name (United Kingdom)
- 1970 Acquisition by C.G.E. of SMH-Adrex (France)
- 1979 Acquisition by C.G.E. of Friden (United States)
- 1980 Acquisition by C.G.E. of Roneo and Hadewe (United Kingdom and Netherlands)
- 1981 Attached to Alcatel, subsidiary of C.G.E. (France)
- 1992 Foundation of Neopost Group
- 1997 A group of investors, advised by BC Partners and in association with management, took control of Neopost
- 1999 Neopost was floated on the Premier Marché of Euronext Paris on 23 February at a price of €15 per share
- 2002 Acquisition of Stielow and Hasler (Germany and Switzerland)
- 2005 Acquisition of BTA Digital Works, software solutions
- 2003 Neopost completed the integration of companies acquired in 2002, sold Stielow’s non-core label printing and print finishing businesses, and strengthened its operating structures
- 2006 To enhance its international profile, the Group adopted a new visual identity and tagline "We value your mail" at the beginning of 2006. This demonstrates the Group’s commitment to its customers. The new visual identity reinforce Neopost’s image around the world and act as a unifying force for all the Group’s subsidiaries. The new tagline, “we value your mail”, clearly illustrates the Group’s mission and ambitions: to add value and improve mail management through innovation for both companies and postal organisations.
- 2007 Acquisition of PFE, worldwide supplier of high volume folder-inserters and Valipost
- 2008 Acquisition of RENA, addressing systems supplier and NBG-ID, integrator of RFID solution
- 2009 Neopost enhanced its service offering with the acquisition of Satori Software, one of the world market leaders in postal address quality management tools
- 2009 Neopost enhanced its position in Scandinavia with the acquisition of Kontur Documents Systems (Suède) and Scani (Denmark)
- 2011 Acquisition of GBC – Fordigraph, the leading Australian distributor of document finishing and mailing solutions
- 2012 Acquisition of GMC Software Technology – a Swiss-based leading provider of Customer Communication Management solutions
- Postage meters
- Franking machines
- Folder inserters
- Printing solutions
- Incoming systems
- Software and online services
- Document management system
Research and development
Neopost dedicates between 4 and 5% of its revenue to research and development every year.
More than 300 people, who come from various cultures and fields of expertise, work on future generations of systems, software, infrastructures and networks linked to mail management.
During the past decade environmental regulations have been tightened in many areas, particularly for all manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, such as Neopost. These regulations include:
- Restrictions on the use of hazardous substances (ROHS)
- Controls on the use of chemical substances (REACH)
- Reduction in the consumption of energy (Energy Star and ErP)
- Proper control over products and their waste at the end of their service life (WEEE)
All production sites and distribution subsidiaries have ISO 14001 certification with respect to environmental performance and OHSAS 18001 with respect to health and safety.
Neopost has created an eco-design guide that lays out rules for environmentally friendly design for every new project by all its research and development entities.
The IS mailing systems range is the first resulting from this new scheme. Its performance has been improved substantially compared with the previous generation: 10% reduction in materials used in production, 40% reduction in machine weight and 50% reduction in electricity usage in standby mode.
The Eco Label specification defines environmental performance standard for Neopost hardware products, including Document Systems, Postage Meters, Address Printers, and any other hardware products sold by Neopost.
The Eco Label specification includes key concepts to achieve reduction or elimination of environmental impacts. This includes the use of environmentally sensitive material, material selection and raw material consideration, weight reduction, packaging, energy conservation, life cycle extension (also called remanufacturing), end-of-life management.
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