Tesco completes UK's largest-ever retail technology project ˇ Siemens Nixdorf equips over 750 stores in UK and Ireland with BEETLE PoS systems Siemens Nixdorf Retail and Banking Systems - which will begin trading as Wincor Nixdorf from 20 December 1999 - has successfully completed the roll-out of the Tesco ProgreSS programme, the UK's largest-ever retail technology project. Siemens Nixdorf has delivered 14,500 BEETLE Point of Sale systems, SNIkey touchscreen technology, thermal printers and scanning systems to over 750 Tesco stores in the UK and Ireland. The progreSS project now provides Tesco with industry-leading levels of throughput at the Point of Sale, enabling Britain's leading food retailer to offer a range of new, value-added customer services at its checkouts including regularly updated store information, loyalty schemes and details of the latest promotional items. The completion of the ProgreSS project also enables Tesco to deliver 'Fit For Purpose' PoS systems to specific retail applications such as cafés, petrol stations, and volume scanning operations. The Siemens Nixdorf solutions are driven in-store by 1,400 PC file servers and provide Tesco with an open systems platform for future developments. "Tesco recognises the importance of quality IT solutions in delivering excellent customer service - we are proud of our continued innovation in the use of the latest information and retail technologies," commented Dave Nicholls, Retail IT Controller. "The ProgreSS project was the most aggressive roll-out ever undertaken by Tesco and we are delighted to reach its successful conclusion. It provides us with a significantly faster and more reliable PoS infrastructure. "The Siemens Nixdorf solution is not only good news for our customers but also for our staff who are already finding the systems considerably easier to operate. We have re-trained 92,000 cashiers on the new systems and as a result of the ease-of-use of the BEETLE systems, have radically reduced training times for new cashiers," added Dave Nicholls. About Siemens Nixdorf Siemens Nixdorf Retail and Banking Systems is a European market leader in the provision of Information and Communication products and services to major retailers and banks - with 50,000 Point of Sale terminals installed throughout the UK and 80,000 ATMs and self-service terminals throughout Europe. Siemens Nixdorf offers total retail solutions based on open systems and industry-specific hardware, customised software applications and powerful networking capabilities, as well as a comprehensive range of self-service technology-based solutions. Siemens Nixdorf Retail and Banking Systems is a key business within Siemens Information and Communication Products, part of the major DM50 billion turnover Siemens Information and Communications business which is made up of three Groups: Information and Communication Products, Information and Communication Networks and Siemens Business Services. This new business was formed on October 1, 1998 in response to the growing requirement for converged IT and communications products and services. Siemens Nixdorf Retail and Banking Systems GmbH, Paderborn, will begin trading as Wincor Nixdorf from 20 December 1999 following the company's sale by Siemens to a consortium comprising financial investors Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) and GS Capital Partners III, L.P., the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs & Co. For more information Please contact: Andy Cummins Siemens Nixdorf Retail and Banking Systems Tel: 0118 9365015 [email protected] Simon Gribbon IBA Tel: 01780 721433 [email protected]
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