100th KEBA cash recycler installed at the Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg
On June 11, 2013, the 100th KEBA cash recycler was installed at the Ganderkesee branch of the Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg (LzO). Accordingly, Michael U. Spatz, the KEBA GmbH Automation General Manager, was on hand to talk amongst others to Gerhard Fiand, a member of the LzO Board about their past, present and future.
Michael Spatz is well aware that a milestone has been passed: “The Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg recognized the advantages of cash recycling at a very early stage and naturally we are all the more than delighted that from the outset it turned to the specialists in this area.”
The cooperation between the Austrian automation experts and the LzO commenced as long ago as 2006 when the first KEBA cash recycler (a Rondo 4cashcycle+) was put into operation - also at the Ganderkesee branch.
Early recognition and use of workload reduction potential
At that time, the LzO assumed a pioneering role with regard to future-oriented technologies, as seven years ago cash recycling machines were still barely imaginable. However, LzO recognized in advance the multifaceted potential that would actually derive under practical operations from a marked reduction in the workload of bank employees related to standard tasks. Moreover, the simple operation of the new self-service cash recycler also received a highly positive response from LzO customers.
Full-cover installation throughout the entire branch network
The high levels of customer acceptance, availability and reliability of the system then convinced the LzO to employ additional KEBA machines. By 2011, the numbers of terminals installed thus rose to 60, thereby making the institute the first savings bank in Germany to have integrated full-cover, cash recycling at its branches. Furthermore, since 2011 another 40 KEBA cash recyclers have been rolled out and therefore, with a notable installation base of 100 machines, the LzO is KEBA’s largest savings bank customer in Germany.
LzO Board member, Gerhard Fiand: “The cooperation with KEBA is straightforward. We know that we can rely on the technology and know-how of our Austrian colleagues.”
At the LzO, the concept of easing the load on the service area through KEBA self-service machines has thus come to full fruition and in future all other LzO branches are to be equipped with this technology.