Diversified technology company, 3M and Checkpoint Systems Incorporated have announced a global strategic sales and marketing collaboration that will expands each company’s commitment to the library market.
Under terms of the alliance, 3M Library Systems will become the exclusive worldwide reseller and service provider for Checkpoint’s line of library security and productivity products. Checkpoint will continue to expand its patron-based marketing services portfolio and continue selling globally those offerings directly to libraries.
With the addition of Checkpoint security and productivity products, 3M will now be able to offer libraries an even broader portfolio. Products include: radio frequency (RF) security systems and accessories, electro-magnetic (EM) security systems and other library products including a range of Patron Counters.
“Our team is very excited at the prospect of making Checkpoint’s innovative solutions available to additional libraries and to support current and future customers with 3M’s extensive service capabilities,” said Rory Yanchek, business manager, 3M Library Systems, Track and Trace Solutions. “This agreement further expands 3M’s long-term commitment to the library community.”
Checkpoint’s portfolio of library security products, coupled with 3M’s extensive sales, marketing, and service offerings, will provide libraries around the world with even greater product choice and unparalleled service capabilities. Moreover, 3M and Checkpoint customers will continue to experience the same reliable service that they have come to expect over the years.
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3M is a $25.3 billion diversified technology company which, since 1902, has been creating innovative products that help make the world healthier, safer and more productive. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite.
3M employs some 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. It produces thousands of innovative products for customers in dozens of diverse markets and its 45 technology platforms touch nearly every aspect of modern life - the company has applied its expertise in RFID technology to deliver biometric passports; it is using its understanding of the healthcare industry to provide hospitals with infection prevention and detection solutions; and in 2008 it launched the world’s first hand-held micro projector, the MPro110.
The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing more than 3,500 people across 16 locations, including 12 manufacturing sites.
Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, occupational health and environmental safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners.
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