Royal Mail must approve and accredit each and every franking machine supplier in the UK. Currently there are only 4 companies authorised to make and sell franking machines in the UK and 20 independent suppliers who can service, inspect, sell, rent and lease machines to the public.
The list of manufacturers:
They are the biggest manufacturer of franking machines in the UK. And one of only four authorised by Royal Mail to do so.
They are one of only four companies in the UK authorised to sell their franking machines by Royal Mail.
Since 1923 Francotyp-Postalia Ltd has been operating in the UK, for over 20 years they have been simply known as FP.
FP have always been at the forefront of innovation introducing the first automatic franking machine, the first electronic franking machine, the first digital franking machine, first inkjet machine and more recently the first multi-carrier machine to meet the new de-regulated age.
Established in 1990, Frama (UK) Limited operates Nationwide, employing a staff of over 40 combined with a network of dedicated distributors and maintainers serving over 11,000 customers.
However, just because there are only 4 authorised manufacturers does not mean you have to buy/rent from one of them. In addition to the companies listed above you can also choose to purchase, rent, lease or service your franking machine using one of the following 20 independent suppliers.
They often have better deals and/or better service than the large international manufacturers listed above.
Annodata, formed in 1988, has grown into one of Europe’s largest independent vendors for print, document, data and communication technologies that drive enterprises.
Newcastle upon Tyne
As an independent supplier they are not tied to any specific manufacturer, so they can recommend and tailor a solution to meet your postal requirements using the latest technology and advancements – for now and for the future.
Lomer Farm Industrial Estate
Kane was founded in 1989 and is now the largest independent supplier of franking machines and associated equipment in the UK. Kane Mailing Systems Specialise in Franking Machines throughout Cardiff, Newport Gwent, Swansea West Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, North Wales, South West, West Midlands.
By 2008 Mailcoms were awarded the accolade of approved Royal Mail™ Independent Maintainers and Inspectors of postal franking machines. You’ll find Mailcoms listed on the Royal Mail web site under- Approved Suppliers Inspectors and Maintainers.
To guarantee the high quality of service The Mailing Room has established a nationwide network of engineers. They work especially closely with both Pitney Bowes and FP Mailing.
Approved by the Royal Mail, they offer a bespoke and competitive service that will enhance and improve the performance and professional image of your company.
NCS understand the importance of good service and have developed a highly skilled customer support team to ensure that all of their mail room solutions are backed up by first class support.
Ballinderry Road Industrial Estate
They also carry out fully comprehensive maintenance to comply with strict Royal Mail regulations.
Kelvin Industrial Estate
NSL Mailing will offer expert, impartial advice on franking machines both to rent or buy as well as supplies.
16-22 Abbey Trading Point
25 City Road
They are one of the biggest manufacturers of franking machine cartridges and consumables in Europe and holder of approvals from Royal Mail and Deutsche Post.
Springfield Business Park
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