Toshiba Aligning to Enable One Stop Shop for European Retail Stores with Integration of European POS and Maintenance Businesses

  Toshiba Aligning to Enable One Stop Shop for European Retail Stores with
  Integration of European POS and Maintenance Businesses

 Unifying Toshiba’s European commerce innovation will bring greater value to
              customers with focus on mobility and omni-channel

Business Wire

TOKYO -- February 14, 2014

Toshiba TEC (TOKYO: 6588) announces it will integrate its European
retail-focused businesses to provide a unified and strengthened solution and
services operation expected to begin on April 1 and will continue during
Spring 2014, subject to local country policies. Toshiba TEC Europe Retail
Information Systems SA/NV (“TERIS”) and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
(“TGCS”) companies in Europe will combine their strengths and will act as one
face to the customer under Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. Both companies
will align their retail store operations, service business and business
partner channel, to deliver broader unique solutions to their customers, with
enhanced focus on mobility and omni-channel. The integrated business of POS
solutions, maintenance, services and our channel will be led by Alan Outlaw,
Vice President of Sales, Europe, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, who will
provide sales and business leadership.

Retail stores will now have a “one-stop shopping” experience in Europe with a
full suite of store solutions to address evolving retail store needs such as
mobility and omni-channel. As consumers demand more engagement throughout
their shopping journey, the new integrated portfolio gives retailers the
opportunity to differentiate and modernize their stores with seamless
retailing across all channels.

“Ever since our founding in 1950, Toshiba TEC has always sought to offer the
best value for our customers by offering them products and services which meet
their expectations. Thanks to the upcoming integration of its European retail
companies, we will be in a position to offer to our customers an even wider
range of products and solutions,” said Masato Yamamoto, Senior Vice President
of Toshiba TEC Corporation. “This will undoubtedly give added value to our
retail customers and business partners, so that they can strengthen their
competitive position in the retail markets.”

“With more than 40 years’ experience as a global innovator in retail
technology, today’s announced integration plans will enable us to serve our
European customers with greater efficiency and more value through a broader
portfolio of solutions and services that tackle the complexities across the
retail store, online and mobile interactions,” said Alan Outlaw, VP of Sales,
Europe, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. “With our combined expert retail
staff, industry leading portfolio and valued business partners all focused on
our European customers, we will accelerate our goal to assist retailers to
stay ahead of the game by providing a seamless, customer-centric shopping
experience.”

To learn more about the integrated Toshiba portfolio of retail solutions,
maintenance and services offerings, visit www.toshibacommerce.com and
www.toshibatec-eu.com and follow Toshiba’s retail activities on twitter
@toshibagcs.com

About Toshiba TEC

Toshiba Tec Corporation, a Toshiba company, designs and markets worldwide an
extensive range of technology products, including POS (Point of Sales) systems
and barcode printing equipment, label printing and RFID systems for the
manufacturing, logistics and retail industries; and kiosk and self–service
solutions for the retail, hospitality and transportation industries. Toshiba
Tec is a leading global provider of copiers and MFP for office use.

About Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is retail’s first choice for integrated
in-store solutions and is the global market share leader in retail store
technology. With a global team of dedicated business partners, we deliver
innovative commerce solutions that transform checkout, provide seamless
consumer interactions and optimize retail operations that are changing the
retail landscape.

Contact:

Toshiba TEC Corporation
Takashi Mizuno, 81-3-6830-9151
koho@toshibatec.co.jp
or
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Renee Kiefer, 1-919-523-7241
Toshiba_comms@toshibagcs.com
 
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