Change of Ownership of certain assets of The Franking Machine Company Finance Limited and The Franking Machine Company Supplies Limited (both in Administration) (the "Companies")

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After falling into Administration late last year certain assets of The Franking Machine Company Finance Limited and The Franking Machine Company Supplies Limited have now been acquired by FP Mailing (North West) Limited, trading as The Mailing Room, to ensure the continuation of service for around 800 customers.

The Franking Machine Company Finance Limited and The Franking Machine Company Supplies Limited both entered Administration on 7th December 2012, with Paul Dumbell and Brian Green from KPMG LLP appointed as Joint Administrators. The Joint Administrators continued to honour existing lease agreements and trade the business from this date, while a sale of the assets of the business was explored. On 2nd September 2013, FP Mailing (North West) Limited, trading as The Mailing Room, purchased certain assets of the business and successfully, legally assigned all ongoing customer contracts to themselves from the Companies in Administration.

Moving forward, all their franking machine and folder inserter machine accounts will be managed by The Mailing Room.

The Mailing Room are committed to ensuring that all customers have continuous use of the postal service provided through a franking machine or other mail room equipment. To ensure this happens, The Mailing Room have taken over the collection of payments for outstanding leases owing on franking & folding equipment purchased previously. This will allow customers to continue to use any postal machinery they have without affecting the current processes or payment arrangements.

For maintenance service provision, The Mailing Room will continue to provide this as long as a valid agreement is in force and where required will be liaising with customers to ensure this is in place to enable the franking license to remain valid. This also is the case with the regards to the supply of ink and label supplies.

The Mailing Room have advised any customers who are unsure of their current situation with regards the franking machine contract to call their dedicated hotline on 0800 977 8097.

In due course, all customers will be contacted to advise who will be their dedicated account manager and whether there could be any amendments to their contract.

George Bevan, Managing Director for The Mailing Room commented;” The acquisition of certain assets of The Franking Machine Company Finance Limited and The Franking Machine Company Supplies Limited will ensure these franking machine users have continuous use of their postal service. Over the coming weeks we intend to welcome these customers into The Mailing Room family and ensure they given the high level of customer service we already provide to our other 6,000 customers.

Whilst the previous provider is no longer trading, please be assured The Mailing Room are dedicated to ensuring we improve the service that all our customers receive. Whilst the imposed change to a new supplier could be unsettling, The Mailing Room hope to ease this by providing the knowledge their postal system is in safe hands.”

Who are The Mailing Room?

In summary;

  •     Established in 1998, The Mailing Room are the largest independent franking machine supplier in the UK
  •     Small enough to care big enough to cope - have over 7,000 customers ranging from small businesses through to public sector & commercial organisations such as HMRC, BOC, Jewson, NHS, etc.
  •     Are dedicated to excellent customer service, with each of The Mailing Room team empowered to making your experience with ourselves of the highest standard.
  •     Provide best of breed franking & mailing equipment and services from a range of suppliers including Pitney Bowes, Francotyp Postalia and Neopost providing a ‘one stop shop’
  •     Dedicated account management who providing expertise & knowledge on the postal industry to support your future business decisions
  •     Cost reduction experts – key business driver is to ensure customers drive down their costs, whilst not compromising functionality or requirements

For more information please contact Andrew Parmenter on 0800 0192 033.

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Andrew Parmenter
The Mailing Room
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