Hugh Black & Sons Installs Fast and Secure Way to Record and Complete Sales With New POS Technology

By Maxatec Europe, PRNE
Monday, August 15, 2011

ALTRINCHAM, England, August 16, 2011 -

Proven Maxa Technologies hardware and Retail Computer Solutions’ software helps West Lothian butcher maximise shops’ performance and profitability.

Award winning West Lothian butchers, Hugh Black and Sons have increased their productivity and improved cash flow after installing new Electronic Point-of-Sale (EPOS) equipment.

Retail Computer Systems (RCS) designed and developed a butchery software system which controls the purchasing, tracking and processing of meat products and which is fully integrated into the RCS Merchandise system - ‘Streetwise’.  Designed to manage both single and multiple sites, the butchery system manages Head Office, Warehouse, Processing Plant and EPOS to provide central control over each stage of the whole process.

The 23 new EPOS systems in operation consists of a FT150 POS terminal, a MT150 receipt printer, space poles, an Advantage LX 2″ label printer, a  Zebex Z6010 barcode scanner, cash drawers, scales and serve over displays.  

The system was supplied by Retail Computer Systems (RCS) using Maxa Technologies hardware. The hardware was adapted using a bespoke pole mounting system to allow the POS system to fit neatly in a limited space and replaced the firm’s more traditional cash registers and scales for meat preparation and sales.

Craig Black,Director comments:

“The new system has been running for six months now and we are pleased with the results. We chose this particular solution against other competitors because we felt we would get a system designed specifically for our needs and would allow us to expand and have more control throughout all stages of the processing to retail sales.”

Managing Director of Retail Computer Systems (RCS), David Boland says:

“We are very happy to have a strong Supply Partner such as Maxatec especially when having to custom design systems such as this. The whole process from original brief, through to design and installation took around 15 months because we needed to make major modifications to RCS software as we went along in order to fine-tune the spec.  We also had to make sure that it met all the latest Weights and Measures standards.”

Andrea Percival, managing director of Maxa Technologies says:

“We are delighted that Hugh Black and Sons has benefitted from our hardware and has become yet another satisfied customer to add to our existing customers in this sector. Butchers can start with PC Scales linked to a POS Register and then build on the system to meet their requirements. We have worked closely with RCS for some years now, and value our partnership with them.”

About Hugh Black and Sons

Hugh Black and Sons is a family business established in 1987 by the late Hugh Black.  With a background in farming prime beef cattle, the introduction of the butchery business - both trade and retail - was a natural step and has grown significantly over the years.  Now run by his sons Craig and Hugh, the company currently has shops in Armadale, Bathgate, Lanark, Cambuslang, Carluke and Airdrie, employing in total over 70 local people.  By selecting through the auction system at Lanark and Stirling livestock markets, they are able to source only the finest animals from a collection of Scottish farms.  Annually they purchase around 650 cattle, 1300 lambs and 750 pigs.  Recent awards include Traditional Steak Pie Gold Award 2009 and 2007.

About Retail Computer Solutions (RCS)

Since its formation in 1989, Retail Computer Solutions Limited (RCS) has been developing software solutions specifically for the retail sector. The company prides itself in its ability to offer software that meets the exacting demands of the modern day retailer.

From the regional independent to the large multi national retailers, RCS has the retail expertise and software products to deliver a cost effective solution.

RCS provides its clients with a “one stop” solution encompassing software, hardware, support, consultancy and training, maintenance and networking.

The RCS software solutions are installed in the following types of businesses:

  • Butchers - Wholesale, Retail and Meat Processing
  • Convenience Stores
  • Farm Shops (inc Coffee/Restaurant)
  • Deli’s
  • Supermarkets
  • Co-operative Societies (Food & Non Food)
  • Coffee Shops & Restaurants
  • Garden Centres (Inc Coffee Shop/Restaurant)
  • Department Stores (Inc Coffee Shop/Restaurant)
  • Mixed Retail (inc Fashion)
  • Discount Retailers
  • Soft Furnishing Retailers
  • Cash & Carry
  • Franchised retailers.

About Maxa Technologies

Maxa Technologies (Maxatec) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware and Services. Maxatec’s product portfolio includes CognitiveTPG point of sale and barcode label printers, NCR POS terminals,  Datamax-ONeil mobile printers, TSC label printers, Zebex barcode scanners, Sewoo portable printers, Bluebird Pidion mobile computing products, MMF cash drawers,and Firich (FEC) Touchscreens. Maxatec also offers software and services including NiceLabel label design package, and a wide range of consumables (paper, labels, ribbons), spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities.  Maxatec manufactures and distributes a range of small battery backed receipt printers, as well as having its own brand of receipt printers and POS Terminals. The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Vockrodt
VP Communications
Tel: +44(0)208-964-0260


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