Eastern European Markets

January 9th, 2009

Nordic ID expands its operations into Russia

Nordic ID, one of the leading mobile data collection terminal manufacturers in Europe, has signed a partner agreement with Pilot, one of biggest system integrators for retail in Russia. Pilot will take care of the sales and maintenance of Nordic ID´s latest product, Nordic ID Morphic.

Nordic ID Morphic is a new hand held computer for retail use, launched in Russia in September 2008. It is one of the smallest and fastest light weight mobile computers for in-store use currently available on the market. Nordic ID Morphic is based on industry standards such as Windows CE 6.0, WLAN, bluetooth and laser scanners. Furthermore, Nordic ID Morphic is designed for the use of the mobile phone generation: even novice users can quickly adapt to its practical operating logic, get on the learning curve and put it to work.

“We are very pleased to sign the agreement with Pilot and are looking forward to having a successful co-operation in the retail market, which is one of the fastest growing in the world”, says Atte Kaskihalme, the Sales Director of Nordic ID, Finland.

"We are pleased that cooperation with Nordic ID will allow us to offer Russian trade companies one of the best examples of data terminals, which is superior to the products of its class, that are already used by retailers, due to its high performance and excellent technical characteristics", Says Mrs. Irina Merkulova, the Director of Business Development.

PILOT was established in 1992. Since the time of its creation the main activity of the company has been developing and delivery of the complex solutions and equipment for automation of trade enterprises.

Today, the group of companies PILOT, which consists of PILOT RBS, Interbranch Maintenance Center and ant Technologies, is the leading system integrator, software developer and the supplier of trading equipment in Russia. PILOT offers a full variety of services for realization of projects of different levels of complexity – pre-design research of business processes, technological and business consulting, modeling and re-engineering of business processes, designing of complex decisions and their integration into the customer’s infrastructure, delivery and installation of equipment and software, personnel training, service maintenance, technical support and other services.

PILOT is the official business partner of world leading companies representing the information technologies market, such as Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Zebra Technologies. With over 40 business partners and 120 maintenance centers throughout Russia, they guarantee timely deliveries and convenient services in each part of the country.

Originally a small engineering company, Nordic ID, based in Salo “the mobile valley of Finland”, has grown to be one of the main providers of handheld terminals and computers for retail and industry, with customers such as WH Smith, Spar, Coop, Adidas and Kaiser's Tengelmann. Every morning between 8 and 9, over 2 million retail transactions are processed by Nordic ID handhelds. Annually the company supplies over 10.000 products that use the latest wireless and mobile telecommunications technology.

In Russia Nordic ID works with a Finnish consulting company, SaRus Consulting Ky, who have great experience in establishing business’s in Russian speaking countries.

For further information please contact:
Nordic ID HQAtte Kaskihalme
Sales Director
Tel. +358 50 645 49
1, bld.2, Timirjazevskaya Street
Moscow, Russian Federation 127422
Phone: +7 495 795 3923
Fax: +7 495 795 3924

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