StrongPoint is expanding cooperation with Merlin Technology, a professional provider of cash handling and other technology solutions and services in Benelux. Merlin is the largest company in its market segment and offers the highest flexibility for its customers.
The agreement gives Merlin the right in addition to cash management systems CashGuard to sell and service tobacco sales automation solution Vensafe on the Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg markets.
The agreement strengthens the StrongPoint support and service offering for already existing Vensafe customers in Belgium – ensuring they will be served promptly and professionally. Partnership with Merlin will also enable StrongPoint geographical expansion with stepping in the whole Benelux region.
“We are very happy to step further in cooperation with Merlin, as the company has proven to be a reliable partner – for years working together on cash management solution. We are certain that the introduction of new generation tobacco sales automation solution Vensafe in the Benelux region will unleash new opportunities for retailers to serve their customers most conveniently. Possibility to sell tobacco products at the self-checkouts will be a well-appreciated contribution pursuing plain package policy”, says Julius Stulpinas, SVP and Managing Director of StrongPoint Technology.
“We have been a StrongPoint cash management partner for over 10 years and adding the Vensafe to our product portfolio creates a new opportunity to extend the business we do with our clients. The quality of StrongPoint solutions is undisputed, and we are really happy we were selected as the Vensafe partner for BeNeLux. Offering self-service solutions, like Vensafe, is seen as ‘the future’, whether it is to reduce labor costs or to improve hygiene. Offering Vensafe products and services in the whole of the BeNeLux area will increase our footprint and we are confident that Vensafe will make a big contribution to our company”, says Ron van Veenendaal, Manager Director at Merlin Technology.
About StrongPoint | www.strongpoint.com
StrongPoint is driving productivity for European retailers by providing innovative, integrated technology solutions for multi-channel retailing based on long-standing relationships with customers and partners. StrongPoint offers best-in-class service and consultancy expertise through its team of 519 employees in Norway, Sweden, the Baltics, France, Belgium, Spain and Russia. StrongPoint is headquartered in Rælingen, Norway, and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: STRONG).
About Merlin Technology | www.merlin.nl/en/
Merlin Technology, based in Breukelen, the Netherlands, is part of PAYCO, an internationally oriented technology company focused on payment solutions with a strong focus on cash. Merlin and sister companies employ 82 employees in the Netherlands, UK and Spain. Merlin offers country-wide services and on-site support in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium and Luxemburg.