Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG: FP wins major IoT order from energy sector

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27.05.2019 / 14:00
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FP wins major IoT order from energy sector

The energy service provider GETEC has been relying on the IoT gateways of FP for around two years. The two companies have now agreed a further major contract for the installation of 3,500 gateways over the coming three years.

Berlin, 27.05.2019 - Under the agreed contract, Francotyp-Postalia (FP), expert in the secure mailing business and secure digital communication processes, is supplying IoT gateways to the GETEC Group, a well-known service provider in the energy sector. The defined order volume until 2021 is around 3,500 IoT gateways.

Gateways for heating systems

GETEC delivers so-called contracting services in support of companies including real estate and property management businesses, providing them with customised energy supply solutions. The energy service provider utilises modern, efficient heating systems for power generation; the heat is then distributed to the building administrators and real estate owners. They benefit, because GETEC handles not only the construction and operation, but also the maintenance and monitoring of the systems.

For the efficient control of small and medium-sized heating systems, such as those found in apartment buildings and shopping centres, the energy service provider uses IoT gateways from FP. Around 1,500 FP gateways have already been installed in heating systems on the premises of customers. According to the now agreed contract, 3,500 IoT gateways will follow and be continuously exchanged over the coming three years.

'We are delighted by this demonstration of trust from GETEC. This gives us the opportunity to more than triple the number of active IoT gateways we have with GETEC over the next three years,' says Rüdiger Andreas Günther, CEO of FP.



IoT gateways monitor systems

The use of IoT gateways within the framework of energy supplies by GETEC offers multiple advantages. Thanks to the networking of the gateways, error messages are transmitted to GETEC within seconds. This ensures that potential sources of errors are identified and reported before they result in the end customer being affected by failures. An uninterrupted supply is thus ensured at all times. The optimal performance of the systems can also be consistently monitored.

'Service providers and end customers benefit from our IoT gateways. The entire energy supply process becomes fast, transparent and secure. We are thus pioneers on the road to the intelligent boiler room of the future,' says Uwe Hübler, CEO of FP InovoLabs GmbH. With the aid of IoT gateways, it is also possible for example to automatically switch operating modes for the heating systems, or to use the interfaces for hundreds of temperature sensors.

'The IoT gateways allow us not only to work extremely cost-efficiently, but also to contribute to the energy management of our customers. GETEC aims to efficiently structure the procurement, delivery and marketing of energy,' says Michael Lowak, Real Estate Segment CEO of the GETEC Group. The Group has a total workforce of over 1,400 employees, and achieved revenues of over 600 million euros in the past year. GETEC is thus one of the largest independent energy service companies in the German-speaking market.

Secure data transfer guaranteed

FP's IoT gateways support several security levels of software and hardware. The edge devices read out the data of the machines and plants and transmit it directly to the user. This enables the customer to control the gateways securely from a distance, depending on the requirements - also independently of central software systems if necessary. Individual functions can also be programmed on the gateways, for example to implement control algorithms quickly and directly at the system.


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About Francotyp-Postalia:
The listed and globally operating FP Group with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is an expert in the secure mailing business and secure digital communication processes. As the market leader in Germany and Austria, the FP Group offers digital solutions in the areas of 'Software', 'Mail Services' and 'Franking and folding/inserting', as well as products and services for the consolidation of business mail and the efficient processing of mail in companies and public authorities. The Group achieved generated revenues of more than 200 million euros in 2018. Francotyp-Postalia has subsidiaries in ten different countries and is represented by its own distributor network in an additional 40 countries. With a company history spanning 95 years, FP possesses a unique DNA in the areas of actuating elements, sensor systems, cryptography and connectivity. FP's global market share for franking systems is more than eleven percent.

About GETEC:
GETEC is a leading partner of industry and the real estate sector for smart, efficient and green energy solutions - in Germany and beyond. Our promise: 'We have the energy for more' is the guiding principle for over 1,400 employees who, with their excellent engineering know-how, exceptional regulatory competence, remarkable swiftness of action and certified sustainability expertise navigate our customers through an increasingly complex world of energy, simultaneously allowing them to consistently reduce their carbon footprint.
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