CMS Network – the leading mail, courier and logistics specialist, part of The Delivery Group, has signed a three year, high-value deal with the world leading publishing and events company Hearst UK, for the provision of full mailroom management services at Hearst’s new flagship home in the heart of Leicester Square, Central London. The all-encompassing contract includes the supply of full inbound and outbound mail, UK, International and same day couriers, warehousing and dedicated transport services as a one-stop-shop offering.
The first quarter of 2017 saw the UK’s private sector outsourcing market record its strongest quarterly performance in five years, with businesses agreeing deals worth £2.42 billion according to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index. The outsourcing model continues to shape private sector strategy, enabling businesses to focus on core areas of expertise amidst a climate of increased competition. Nearly every aspect of business operation is covered - IT, catering, reception, engineering maintenance, cleaning, security, waste management, office space management - the list goes on. There remains, however, one essential component of corporate performance that is generally overlooked: the mailroom.
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The Delivery Group has announced that it has invested £800,000 in a new sortation system for its managed mail business CMS Network.
The Bowe Systec technology will help up ramp up CMS Network’s processing speed on a range of materials, from postcards and letters to magazines and poly-wrapped items.
The new system will be able to handle custom delivery routes and provide full management information tracking. The software reads both typed and handwritten addresses and has the ability to print on demand either direct to mail or via a label. The system also offers a return mail function for efficient and accurate handling of undelivered or returned mail.
Steve Stokes, the CEO of CMS Network, commented: “This investment has been part of a collaborative approach with Bowe Systec, whose UK postal market expertise is first class. Our decision to work with them was based on long standing partnership with our sister company Secured Mail.”