Diebold, Incorporated , the leading provider of self-service solutions in the United States, has formed a new distribution unit to directly supply its product and component solutions via original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements to businesses around the world.
The global OEM distribution organization will provide manufacturers with products, components and modules to integrate into their own product offerings. All Diebold self-service, security, card-based hardware and software will be offered through the OEM group. Among the individual technologies available on an OEM basis are the multi-media dispenser for automated teller machines (ATMs) and the Provisor(TM) cash recycler, which allows retail deployers to replenish an ATM by simply feeding cash into an acceptor on the dispenser. In addition, Diebold will also offer technical integration and maintenance services to OEM purchasers.
Bartholomew J. Frazzitta, Diebold vice president and general manager, will oversee the OEM organization. “Our products and technology have become the standard of excellence in the financial and security industries,” he said. “Now, we can broaden our market presence through other companies that want to offer similar, world-class technology without expending the resources to develop their own solutions.”
Brad Stephenson, general manager, OEM distribution, is managing the new group. For several years, Diebold has successfully provided certain products and component technologies on an OEM basis and can now justify formalizing this new organization, according to Frazzitta. “Our strong systems integration capabilities and outstanding field service infrastructure will provide our OEM customers with a global business service that is second to none,” he said.
Diebold, Incorporated is the global leader in providing integrated delivery systems and services. Founded in 1859, the company employs more than 6,000 associates in some 120 locations worldwide with headquarters in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold reported revenues of US$1.2 billion in 1998 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DBD.” For more information, visit the company’s Web site at [www.diebold.com].