Hoeft & Wessel Appoints Maxa Technologies as UK Distributor for Skeye Handhelds

By Maxa Technologies Www.maxatec-europe.com, PRNE
Monday, December 5, 2011

LONDON, December 6, 2011 -

Maxa Technologies, (Maxatec) specialist distributor of IT hardware, software and services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors has signed a UK distributor agreement with Hoeft & Wessel for the distribution of skeye handhelds. This agreement signifies an important development in Maxatec’s strategy for developing its distribution business in the UK market. The Hoeft & Wessel portfolio with the Skeye brand expands Maxatec’s current range of rugged handhelds, PDAs, Tablet PCs and Mobile POS devices.

Hoeft & Wessel’s primary focus is on quality and innovation, expertise and reliability offering a wide range of products for the wholesale & retail and logistics sectors.  The quality, German designed and engineered products include the skeye.dart, a robust top-of-the-line PDA, the skeye.e-motion, a rugged IP54 rated tablet and the skeye.pos, a versatile mobile or stationary POS terminal.

Hoeft & Wessel is focusing on extending its international business activities for its mobile solutions and has implemented a global channel programme to differentiate partnerships.  The Skeye channel programme consists of Value Added Distributor status along with Platinum, Gold and Silver partnerships and has been designed to provide partners with greater support, training and protection in the very dynamic and competitive mobile computing market.

Paul Carrington, UK Sales Manager for Hoeft & Wessel’s Skeye products said: “It is our company objective to aggressively grow our share of the UK market. Maxatec offers the perfect partner for us to reach further into this key market, with a strong understanding of the mobile arena, as well as an excellent reputation for service and support. Maxatec is not only proactive when it comes to sales and marketing, but consistently exceeds expectations with its level of technical expertise and support.”

Maxatec will be distributing the full Hoeft & Wessel mobile product portfolio which, in addition to the products mentioned earlier, includes the skeye.integral mobile rugged handheld device, the skeye.allegro, a flexible rugged mobile device with IP65 rating, and the skeye.pad, a high performance tablet for a wide range of applications in the field service and logistics sectors.

Andrea Percival, director at Maxatec said: “The agreement to distribute Hoeft & Wessel skye handheld products in the UK really complements our existing portfolio. The Skeye brand and differentiated range of terminals from Hoeft & Wessel, make them exactly the type of supply partner we try to work with. The objective is clearly to develop the channel and increase sales, and we are delighted that Skeye have selected Maxatec as their distribution partner. We will be working closely with Paul Carrington to develop the reseller base and develop specific market areas, at the same time driving leads and sales back into the channel.  We work very closely with all of our supply partners and our differentiation is not to take on a plethora of overlapping products and cloud the picture for our resellers. Our products are all high quality, high performance and competitively priced - and the Skeye brand and rugged handheld product portfolio is a perfect match for us.”

About Maxatec

Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware, Software and Services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors.  Maxatec supplies CognitiveTPG receipt and barcode printers, TSC barcode printers, Bluebird Pidion mobile computing devices, Smart Terminals mobile computing devices, NCR POS terminals, Longshine POS terminals, Datamax-O’Neil mobile receipt and label printers, as well as a range of barcode scanners, touchscreen monitors, other peripheral devices, and own-branded products.  Maxatec also offers software, professional services, and a wide range of media, spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities. The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products, now to include skeye handhelds and mobile rugged handhelds. (www.maxatec-europe.com)

About Hoeft & Wessel

Hoeft & Wessel  is the leading IT and engineering technology Group for ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Germany and Great Britain. Established in 1978 by the two entrepreneurs who gave the company its name, the enterprise has developed into a group of companies with sales revenues of nearly EUR 100 million and a workforce of 500 employees. Its main locations are Hannover, Germany, and Swindon, UK, to the west of London. According to the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, Hoeft & Wessel ranks amongst the top companies in Europe. As one of Europe’s largest manufacturers, Hoeft & Wessel provides with its Skeye brand a wide range of mobile terminals and rugged handhelds, e.g. for retail, logistics, field services, hospitality, as well as point-of-sale solutions. Hoeft & Wessel is the market leader in Germany’s retail sector.

For more information contact
Andrea Percival
Maxa Technologies


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