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Höft & Wessel and German Railways agrees on a longtime supply contract for more than 3.200 ticket machines

(PresseBox) (Hannover, ) Höft & Wessel AG, Hanover, continues the longtime co-operation with the German Railways Deutsche Bahn AG. The two companies have signed a supply contract for the delivery of more than 3.200 ticket machines almex.station until 2011. This is Höft & Wessel‘s biggest order during the 30 years company history.

The ticket machine developed by the business unit Almex offers an easy to use and convenient user interface with its bright touch screen, the support of all current payment methods and the ergonomic position of the passenger operated elements. Further, state of the art PCs enable an overall faster mode of operation.

With the new generation of ticket vending machines, the German Railways modernise this important sales channel and offer its passengers best service in the area of self service ticket sales. In order to gain a high availability of the ticket vending machines and reduce the operation and service costs, the almex.station are equipped with a further increased protection against burglary and vandalism.

The COO of Almex Thomas Wolf comments: "This order is a further mile stone in our longtime co-operation with the German Railways and the result of continuous product innovation. This supply contract is an excellent basis for the further growth of the business unit Almex."

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Höft & Wessel AG, Hanover, established by the entrepreneurs of the same name in 1978, has remained an innovative SME to this day. The company, which has been listed on the stock market since 1998, provides enterprises of note in the retail, logistics, transport & traffic sectors with products and solutions optimised to meet customers specific needs: convenient, mobile data recording devices of the Skeye brand, innovative ticket systems under the Almex label and robust car park ticket vending machines from the UK subsidiary, Metric. Well over a third of the Company's workforce of about 500 employees is engaged in research and development. An average of ten per cent of sales revenues is invested in this field each year. Höft & Wessel products are available in Germany as well as in many European markets, and, in line with the company's internationalisation strategy, increasingly also in the U.S.