Wincor Nixdorf International opened its doors to some 7,000 international visitors during its annual Wincor World trade fair Jan. 20-22 in Paderborn, Germany. Shown above is a shot in front of the company's headquarters in Paderborn.
Wincor executives shared the company's corporate strategy during a press conference Jan. 21.
The global economic crisis is one Wincor and other companies catering the financial and retail spaces are watching very closely.
Wincor Nixdorf has successfully shifted its business toward stronger software and solutions offerings. The company, which once was heavily focused on hardware, has almost divided its business 50-50 between hardware and software/solutions.
Wincor will focus on four key areas during the 2008/2009 fiscal year — global expansion, innovation, high-end services and branch/self-service in related industries, such as banking and retail.
Cash management, automated sales and marketing solutions, automation of processes and managed services and outsourcing in banking and retail are Wincor's perceived strengths, even in a tight economy.
Kerstin Zilla says Wincor's services business in the United States has grown significantly over the last three years.
During Hurricane Ike, Wincor was able to keep one bank customer in Houston up and running, despite ATM outages throughout the city and region.
Managed services and cash-optimization experience from the banking side of the house are expected to translate well for Wincor's retail customers.
Products remain a strong focus for the company, with services that support them.
Johannes Parensen led a group of journalists through Wincor Nixdorf's managed services solutions for FIs and retailers.
Around every corner, Wincor was sure to show off a high-tech image to its customers as well as journalists.
Managed services include consulting, often before branch or retail store construction begins.
Johannes Parensen explains Wincor's services vision.
The use of digital signage in the retail environment garnered a lot of attention this year. Wincor Nixdorf says it has commissioned independent studies to determine how much impact in-store marketing via digital signage has on in-store sales.
A stronger focus on digital signage than in previous Wincor World years.
A pyramid approach to service.
The bank branch of today and the future.
Statement printing, transaction history and deposits can all be moved to self-service lines, away from the teller window.
FIs throughout the world are redesigning their branches to include more self-service offerings.
The ProCash 4000 cash recycling system with coin handling.
The ProCash 2100xe with automated deposits for JPMorgan Chase.
The i-Service Station was a hotspot for attendees and reflected some of the same managed services Wincor Nixdorf is now offering Shell in Germany.
Wincor World, despite the economic crunch, attracted 7,000 attendees, the same number as last year.
A vintage Bugatti caught attendees' attention.
The vintage Bugatti at the petrol pump.
Mobile solutions from Motorala were highlighted in a display with solutions for European retailer IKEA.
Payment that is separated from the checkout lane (self or assisted) saves checkout time, and is a feature Wincor pushed heavily during the trade fair.
The iCash solution
The solution Wincor Nixdorf buit and designed for IKEA includes a paper-bag option at self-checkout — a more environmentally sound option.
Self-checkout with multiple payment options
Joachim Pinhammer shows how Wincor can help a retailer monitor transactions and cash flow.
The IKEA solution with a mobile scanner, shown on the left.
Assisted automated checkout is demonstrated by Josef Twiste.
What managed services touches
Wincor World winds down.
Wincor Nixdorf hosted its annual wrap-up parties for its customers on Wednesday night. This year's theme focused on the King of Rock 'n Roll.
A shot from Paderborn
The city square in Paderborn
Only a handful of statues and buildings in Paderborn survived WWII.
The business district
The original cathedral, located in the center of town, was commissioned by Charlemagne. Charlemagne during the 8th century elevated Paderborn's status within the Holy Roman Empire.
A shot of the Pader River, Germany's shortest river, which runs through Paderborn. Paderborn takes its name after the river.
The last stop before the flight home.
Automated checkout solutions, new and improved, stole center stage on the retail side of the floor.