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Bell and Howell Signs ABI Graphique as Exclusive Distributor of Sorting Systems in France, Belgium and Portugal

Bell and Howell, a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging, today announced at drupa 2012 that it has signed ABI Graphique as exclusive distributor for its sorting systems in France, Belgium and Portugal. ABI Graphique is based in Saint Fargeau Ponthierry, 35 kilometers south of Paris. Drupa is the world’s leading international trade fair for the print and media industry, and is being held in Dusseldorf, Germany May 3 through May 16.

“Our goal is to make our highly efficient, cost-effective sorting technology and software available to all users of postal equipment throughout Europe,” said Hendrik Fischer, vice president, Bell and Howell International. “Our agreement with ABI Graphique in France enables us to provide our customers with direct access to our solutions, helping them achieve their business goals and save on postal costs.”



“We are very pleased to represent Bell and Howell’s best-in-class sorting systems in France,” said Miguel Das Neves, general manager, ABI Graphique. “They are a proven industry leader, with solutions that are targeted at reducing postal costs and increasing efficiency at the lowest possible cost of ownership. We’re proud to offer their solutions and look forward to working with them.”

“ABI Graphique shares our ‘customer-first’ philosophy of providing the best possible solutions for customers and keeping their needs a top priority,” added Fischer. “Our relationship with them will allow businesses in Europe to have access to the same high level of expert and trusted advice that Bell and Howell offers the rest of the world.”

Among the solutions that ABI Graphique will represent is Bell and Howell’s Criterion APEX®, which is being demonstrated at drupa, Hall 4, Stand A24. The Criterion APEX is among the fastest sorting systems in the industry, and has been well received by private posts in the European market, offering fast, dependable operations with modularity and functionality that is unparalleled in the industry.

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About Bell and Howell
Bell and Howell, LLC is a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging. The company’s complete portfolio includes products that reduce production and postage costs; increase operational efficiency, message impact and relevancy; and ensure integrity and quality. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest dedicated service organizations in the industry. The company is headquartered in Durham, N.C. and maintains facilities in Wheeling, Ill., Bethlehem, Pa. and Rochester, N.Y. For further information, please visit

About ABI Graphique

ABI Graphique strives to meet the needs of its customers through best-in-class solutions and services. ABI Graphique partners with the most advanced technology providers in the mailing industry to continuously evolve its solutions, bringing the latest automation technology to the French market. ABI Graphique’s customer-driven approach is supported by an organization of experts who have in-depth knowledge of the industry and customer requirements. Service and support is provided throughout France by a team of 16 technicians. The organization is supported by a centralized location 35 kilometers south of Paris with an inventory of parts and a model shop for fast turnarounds.