October 14, 2014


Repak IJ Series Franking Machine Case Study


Repak need a franking machine that packs punch

Repak is an industry funded, not for profit organisation whose aim it is to facilitate and grow packaging recycling. Based on the principle of producer responsibility, Repak was established to help businesses meet their legal obligations to fund the recovery and recycling of the packaging on the goods or services they supply, as set out in the Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2007. Since 1997 Repak has invested €200 million, raised from industry in supporting packaging recycling in Ireland.


Repak have helped Ireland meet and exceed its 2001 (25%) and 2005 (50%) EU packaging recycling/recovery targets. As well as meeting Ireland’s 2011 EU target by the end of 2008, 3 years ahead of time. In total, Repak have helped divert over 5 million tonnes of used packaging from landfill.

Choosing the right franking machine company

When it was discovered that increasing demands were being placed on the mailroom, Repak sourced a product that could rise to the challenge to facilitate these demands.


‘A product that could cope with the ad hoc nature of our mail stream’, explains Executive Assistant, Linda McLean. ‘Along with our monthly account department’s mail runs we also required a mail system that could cope with packages and larger mail items’.


'Our mail run is quite sporadic, so we needed a solution which could rise to the challenge of all mail volumes and types, be they envelopes or packages' says Linda


For their mail run, Repak chose a franking machine from the Neopost IJ series.


'Compared to previous solutions we had, it is so easy to use and very accessible', exclaims Fiona McDonnell, Administrative Executive, 'having the functionality of the weighing scales and label feed guarantees that we are not overspending on our mail rates and it takes the headache out of processing bulky items for mailing'.

A franking machine that delivers Cost Savings, Flexibility and Ease of Use

'Using the weighing scales and availing of postal discounts means we have greater control over our postage spend', assures McLean.


The online topping up function is also a major efficiency boost to our mailroom practices, as we no longer lose a day in waiting for our machine credit', adds McDonnell.

Attributes and features of IJ series franking machines

Repak was really satisfied with the level of care Neopost took to deliver the right solution for their business.


'Neopost really understand how to make a busy mail room more efficient', concludes McLean. 'The solution was set up quickly, is easy to use, easy to manage and it is ideal for our mailroom needs. Without a doubt Neopost have chosen the right solution for us.'

For more information about our franking machines

To find out more about our franking machines and other products from Neopost, contact us now on 1850 33 44 55 or email: info@neopost.ie