British Pneumatic Tube Manufacturer Selects VAI's S2K to Enhance Operations

February 3, 2010

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. -- (February 3, 2010) -- VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) announced today that United Kingdom-based Quirepace Ltd would implement VAI’s S2K for Distribution and S2K Service and Repair solutions.

The addition of VAI’s software will provide Quirepace with access to integrated company information meant to facilitate enhanced service and product delivery to the firm’s customers. VAI is a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail and service industries, and an IBM Premier Business partner.

With over 125 years of experience, Quirepace specializes in the design, manufacture, supply, installation and maintenance of Pneumatic Tube Systems (PTS) together with Cleaning Machines, Exhauster Blowers and Centralised Vacuum Systems manufactured under the British Vacuum Cleaning Company (BVC) brand and in conjunction with the Lamson brand of products. Quirepace is recognized as a leading authority on PTS equipment. The company has installed thousands of systems within the UK and Ireland. Quirepace selected VAI because of its extensive experience on the IBM Power Systems™ platform, which Quirepace already utilizes, and S2K’s built-in capability to view data easily across modules—streamlining customer service management.

S2K Enterprise for Distribution is a comprehensive software suite that provides companies with the power to simplify business operations, manage the supply chain, reduce costs and improve customer service. S2K Service and Repair is a completely integrated service management software solution, including Customer Orders and Inventory modules to effectively manage customer service calls and related repair of serialized equipment. Additionally, this innovative service management software tracks technician assignments with online inquiry support.

Martin Chewter, Financial Director, Quirepace, said, “We selected VAI because of its outstanding reputation on the Power Systems platform. The firm is known for providing quality software products and customer service to companies in the manufacturing and distribution market. We knew that it was time to replace our homegrown software with an advanced, flexible solution, which VAI was able to provide.”

“We were introduced to Quirepace through our UK partner, Kingfisher,” said Pete Zimmerman, Director of Sales-Europe, VAI. “VAI and Kingfisher have been working diligently to continue our expansion into the European marketplace. Even in today’s uncertain global economic climate, we are finding that forward thinking companies understand the importance of improving operations to garner competitive advantage—Quirepace is one such company. The addition of these powerful solutions will greatly impact the way Quirepace manages its business, and will directly impact the bottom line.”

Roy Mollet, Business Development, Kingfisher Associates, said, “We knew that partnering with VAI would provide Kingfisher with a dependable and established suite of enterprise applications to offer to the UK marketplace, and Quirepace is one of the first companies to benefit from these powerful solutions. VAI’s S2K product line is an obvious choice for companies looking to retain a world-class solution, but avoid high costs and long implementation times.”

About Quirepace, Ltd.

Quirepace is recognized as a leading authority on Pneumatic Tube System (PTS) equipment. The Company has installed thousands of stations in supermarkets for transporting cash away from the trading floor safely and quickly. The Company has also installed some of the largest PTS networks within hospitals in the UK. These systems are used for the urgent and routine transfer of documents, drugs and samples. For more information, visit

About Lamson

Lamson is a name synonymous with the technology of the Pneumatic Tube System (PTS). The original Lamson cash handling systems were developed in Boston, Mass., in the late 19th century. Lamson has continually invested in the development of these products for modern businesses. For more information, visit

About BVC

The British Vacuum Cleaning Company (BVC) – established by the inventors of the Vacuum Cleaner – offers an extensive range of Industrial Vacuum Cleaners and Vacuum pumps that provide effective, reliable solutions for all work environments such as warehouses, food production and pharmaceutical plants. Whether looking for a fully integrated Vacuum cleaning system to serve the entire building, a high power portable Vacuum to remove spills and dust on the production line, or a specialist Vacuum Pump, Exhauster or Blower, BVC can provide the solution. For more information, visit

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

VAI is an award-winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Designed for the mid-range market, S2K Enterprise is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Chicago and Oroville, California. For more information, please contact Diane Dady at 800-824-7776, ext. 236 or visit (

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