Telpar and AccuScan Merge Into Single Distribution and Service Entity
10 February 2000Telpar and AccuScan Merge Into Single Distribution and Service Entity; Combined Organization Will Offer Both Point of Sale (POS) and Auto I.D. Products
ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 9 -- Telpar, Inc., a leading point of sale (POS) distributor and AccuScan, a distributor of Auto ID equipment, have announced the merger of the two organizations into a single entity: Telpar, Inc. Telpar is a member of the Moore family of companies. The merger of the AccuScan sales and service organization into Telpar will result in an expanded customer base, a wider selection of products and a variety of warranty and repair services. Administration, operations, marketing and engineering functions will remain at Telpar's headquarters in Addison, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The combined company will have a nationally distributed sales force of value added reseller (VAR) managers and the nationwide service capabilities of Telpar Service. Telpar is also a certified ISO-9001 organization. The combination of Telpar as a major Point of Sales (POS) distributor, and AccuScan as both an Auto ID Distributor and solutions provider offers a number of benefits: -- VARS (Value Added Resellers) and dealers can buy from a single source for both Auto ID and POS (Point of Sale) products. -- A broader product line encompassing both Auto ID (AccuScan) and POS products (Telpar) will create a business model which can compete more effectively in this dynamic market. -- The combined company will have national sales and service coverage to address the nationwide customer base of VARS and Dealers. Telpar's expanded product and service line will include: Point of Sale Equipment -- Receipt printers -- Cash drawers -- Touch screen monitors and services -- Custom & infrared keyboards -- Customer displays -- Bar code scanners -- Printer supplies and media -- Service and support Auto ID Equipment -- Bar code printers -- Data collection software -- Data collection hardware -- Hand held terminals -- Radio frequency systems -- Bar code scanners -- Printer supplies and media -- Service and support The combined list of suppliers include: -- Epson -- Symbol -- Citizen -- Zebra -- Seiko -- Welch Allyn -- APG Cash Drawers -- Printronix -- MMF Cash Drawers -- Datamax -- Tatung -- DataSouth -- Key Source International -- Eltron -- PSC/Percon -- Fujitsu -- Printek -- Addmaster Telpar offers national sales coverage with sales offices in the following locations: -- Mission Viejo, CA -- Englewood, CO -- Atlanta, GA -- Eagan, MN -- Columbia, MD -- Addison, TX -- Charlton, MA Service for the combined organizations will be handled by a nationwide service entity, Telpar Service, formerly known as TST. Both depot and customer on-site service will be available for the combined entity. Bill McGarrity, President of Telpar, will be responsible for the combined company. Reporting to Mr. McGarrity as National Sales Manager for the distribution business is Mike Smith. Mr. Smith has 10 years distribution and sales management experience in both the Auto ID and POS product marketplace. Formerly with Nimax, Mr. Smith joined Telpar on Monday, January 17, 2000. In announcing the merger of the two distribution companies, Bill McGarrity, President of Telpar said: "There is a natural fit with this merger. Both Telpar and AccuScan are excellent examples of a distribution model, with Telpar addressing the products for the point-of-sale, retail, hospitality and banking side of the business and AccuScan addressing the data collection, and bar code scanning and printing side of the business. Both organizations have excellent customer service capabilities. This merger can only result in better service for our combined customer base. "The end result will be a nationally-distributed sales team with better coverage for our collective markets. We are excited about this opportunity to better serve our respective customers." Telpar is also a leading engineering and manufacturing organization for direct thermal and impact printers for kiosks, ATM and gaming machines Telpar is a member of the Moore family of companies. Backgrounder on Telpar, Inc. Telpar is a major distributor of quality point-of-sale (P.O.S.) and Auto I.D. products. It is also a manufacturer and value added distributor for a wide variety of direct thermal and impact, specialty mini-printers for kiosks, ATM and gaming machines. Telpar has its headquarters, engineering, and manufacturing facilities in Addison, Texas. The Telpar Customer Care and Service Center in Addison, Texas provides warranty, extended warranty and service for all printers sold by Telpar. Spare parts and consumables, including paper and impact printer ribbons, may also be purchased through this center. Additional nationwide customer site warranty and repair services are available through Telpar Service. Telpar, Inc., founded in 1967 and headquartered in Addison, is just north of Dallas, Texas. Telpar is a member of the Moore family of companies. Moore is the leading global partner helping companies communicate through print and digital technologies. Moore Corporation Limited provides data capture, information design, marketing services, digital communications and print solutions, that enable clients to improve their business processes and increase revenue. Sales in 1998 were US $2.7 billion. The Moore Internet address is: http://www.moore.com. For more information, please contact Bob Martin, Manager of Marketing for Telpar, Inc. at 972-233-6631, extension 272 or e-mail email@example.com.