PROVO, Utah --August 16, 2002. epixtech announced today an expansion of its operations in Europe to include a corporate office located in Ahrensburg, Germany to support German and central European customers. G¨šnter Jacobs has been named managing director for the new epixtech office, which has already begun to provide support and other services.
Berlin-based Dynix AG, whose subsidiary Dynix GmbH was a former epixtech distributor, has taken on a new role as a sales agent for epixtech products in central Europe. The company will assist in transferring current Dynix customers to the new epixtech office for support and software development.
"We look forward to our continued relationship with epixtech through this new arrangement for epixtech sales in our region," said Ullie Kreuzhagen, president of Dynix AG. "Having an increased epixtech presence here in central Europe will enhance support to customers and accelerate growth opportunities."
"Our expansion in Europe illustrates our commitment to epixtech customers in Germany and central Europe and our response to the growth in this key region," said President and CEO Jack Blount. "We want to build on Horizon's successful track record with libraries in this region. We believe we can serve this market more effectively and aggressively with a subsidiary office of our global epixtech organization."
With more than 10,000 customers in 42 countries, epixtech is the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries. Their award-winning library automation systems, including Dynix, NOTIS, and Horizon Sunrise, are installed in more sites than any other library automation vendor. epixtech's industry-leading access products for patron self-services and interlibrary loan, as well as new Web-based solutions, are also used by libraries around the world. epixtech, formerly Ameritech Library Services, became a private corporation in December of 1999. epixtech library automation services meet the needs of academic, research, public, corporate, consortia, and K-12 school libraries. Headquartered in Utah, epixtech has offices in Evanston, Illinois; Waterloo, Ontario; as well as in Australia, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Taiwan. epixtech headquarters are located at 400 W. 5050 N., Provo, UT 84604. The company's Web page is found at www.epixtech.com.