Rotkreuz, Switzerland, Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Bibliotheca today announces an exciting new strategic partnership that will bring the breadth of their library solutions directly to the South Korean market.
Continuing with its focus on the international expansion of library solutions, Bibliotheca today announces a new strategic partnership with the former Executive leadership team of Korean-based ECO that will bring the extensive range of Bibliotheca products and services direct to the South Korean market. Mr JongMin Lee, Mr Seung Cheol Kim and Mr Geon Hee Han, all formally of ECO Co. Ltd. will lead Bibliotheca South Korea – an organisation that will exclusively distribute the complete Bibliotheca library solution set.
Working under a unique brand partnership, Bibliotheca will licence the use of its brand, physical products and software directly to allow the new company to present a complete end-to-end solution for libraries in South Korea. In addition, the company will gain access to the full set of Bibliotheca API and developer tools, allowing the local team to provide complete flexibility and customisation capabilities to their partners and direct customers.
Mr JongMin Lee, CEO of Bibliotheca Korea commented, "Our new team has over 15 years experience in the South Korean library market and we are excited to launch this venture with Bibliotheca as the market leader in the world. Via our extensive network of sales partners throughout South Korea, we are confident that the Bibliotheca services will provide a compelling solution to libraries throughout the country."
Dr Simon Plankenhorn, Bibliotheca Group Managing Director added, "This partnership represents a unique opportunity for the Group to support the South Korean market, in-line with our long term ambition to develop activities in Asia. We have full confidence in the experienced management team to deliver the high standards that the Bibliotheca brand and services demands and create a truly unique offering for libraries in the region."
The new company, which will trade under the name Bibliotheca Co. Ltd., will be formed as of 1st November 2014 and will deliver first customer orders from 1st January 2015.
Formed from the merger of three of the biggest library technology companies in the world to combine knowledge, expertise, and market intelligence, Bibliotheca is now the largest company dedicated to the development, deployment, and support of RFID, EM/RFID hybrid, and barcode-based library solutions.
Bibliotheca today hold offices in eleven countries and distribution partnerships in over thirty-five others, we are proud to hold over 4,000 unique library customers with a deployed equipment range of 20,000 items, which includes nearly 6,000 self-checkout kiosks and over 400 automated materials handling (AMH) systems. We develop solutions that facilitate and enhance library operations. Together with libraries, we implement the best functioning, easiest to use, and most cost efficient self-service and automation systems available.
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