On 18th June 2018, Maynards took over the business of Mail & Mechanisation’s Cape Town branch. Maynard’s Mailroom Division acts as the Western Cape distributor for Hasler Business Machines and Mail & Mechanisation (sister companies that operate out of Johannesburg). We now have access to the following additions to our product range – see below.
Steven De Kock joined us in a technical role, with the responsibility for servicing the existing base of customers mainly using NEOPOST Franking machines, and for the maintenance of the large KERN plastic wrapping machine used by Western Cape Education.
- FRANKING MACHINES (NEOPOST) – the need for such arises when a company posts at least 500 envelopes/packages per month. Postage (entry level): R 4.20 per envelope; the discount offered by SAPO for franking is 4%. Saving on 500 mails sent out = R 84 pm. Additionally VAT is not generally claimed when one uses stamps, as one has to specifically request a VAT Invoice from SAPO which seldom happens. Vat saving on franking 500 mails = R 315 pm. There are also Marketing/Company branding advantages of franking – by publicising one’s Logo, etc.
It is possibly surprising to many of us that mail is still being posted, but in South Africa this is the only form of reaching those who still are not online (don’t use email), and there are many poorer and rural people with whom the banks and direct marketing companies (for example) still need to communicate. Also the chances of a document/letter being read is reportedly a lot greater if it is posted, rather than emailed.
- FOLDING and INSERTING MACHINES: used for both folding and automated inserting into the envelope. Municipalities may use these for sending out the monthly Utility bills and for posting out traffic fines.
- PLASTIC WRAPPING MACHINES: (Kern & Buhrs brands): Used to wrap up magazines or exam papers in a transparent plastic cover, ensuring that what is inside can’t be read until the cover is removed.
- PRESSURE SEALING/GLUE FOLDING MACHINES: used for sealing confidential documents (specially designed and bought in – like Payslips), once these have been auto-folded.
- LETTER OPENING MACHINES: which cut a thin strip off the one end of an envelope to open it, and can stamp a date onto the envelope, to show when it was opened. UNISA uses one of these to open up the assignments sent in by its correspondence students.
- ADDRESS PRINTING SYSTEMS: Using the machine software one designs the layout of what is required to be printed on a given size envelope, or label. This can include pictures and designs in full colour. Client generally use this machine to print labels for sticking onto plastic packets to identify the contents.
- CARD MAKING and PRINTING SOLUTIONS (Kirk Rudy brand – ex USA): Credit cards, Sim Cards, Loyalty or Membership cards, etc.
For further info on any of the above mentioned machines please contact:
Quinton Isaacs – email@example.com
Steven De Kock – firstname.lastname@example.org