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Siemens wins order from United States Postal Service – total volume approximately EUR 160 million

(PresseBox) (Erlangen, ) Siemens has been awarded a contract with a total order volume of approximately EUR 160 million from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to replace and modernize its existing 550 letter sorting systems. The one currently being used is also a Siemens system and has been in service for almost 20 years. The contract includes the delivery of ancillary equipment, spare parts, training and complete integrated logistics support services. Production and installation is expected to be completed by spring 2011.

"We are delighted with the vote of confidence that USPS has given us, continuing our many years of successful cooperation. The new equipment plays an important role in mail processing and the new systems will help USPS to further boost its productivity," said Hans-Jörg Grundmann, CEO of Siemens Mobility.

The letter sorting system was initially deployed in the early 1990's. The automatic system will use the Siemens Advanced Color Reader (ACR) to detect and lift the address and other mail piece information for automatic reading. The new technology greatly increases the throughput of the machine and helps to easier maintain the systems. Siemens has the greatest installed basis of letter sorting systems worldwide.

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