PCI Celebrates 35 Years With New HQ, Fluence Sorters, Presses

The PCI Team (l to r): Ana C. Cifuentes, executive assistant; Brian McGrath, chief information officer; Chris Diaz, vice president, Operations; Stephen M. Gussman, executive vice president; Ismael Diaz, president; Dennis R. Garcia, chief financial officer; Henry Herrera, executive director, Operations; and Laina M. Kawass, executive director, Sales + Marketing

New Printing & Sorting Technology, New Corporate Headquarters For a Growing Business In The Mail Industry

April 22, 2019 – Leading print, mail and marketing solutions provider Postal Center International (PCI) is celebrating 35 years of business, punctuated by a series of critical investments, including new equipment, software and division updates, which are designed to provide greater redundancy, integration and efficiency.

Its largest investment to date, the build-out of its new corporate headquarters in Weston, Fla., has commenced in advance of its move scheduled for Summer 2019. The new corporate headquarters will increase the company’s current footprint by ±100,000 square feet for a total of 225,000 square feet of office, production and warehouse space. The facility will be a single occupancy building with PCI and its family of brands.

Ismael Diaz

“This is a critical time in our business as we continue to build on the momentum of our steady and record performing growth year over year,” said Ismael Diaz, president, Postal Center International. “We have a legacy of operating vigor and are committed to transforming the company through new equipment, software and business model updates that not only serve to support our corporate headquarters move, but also increase our capacity and enhance productivity while delivering deeper competitive advantages to our growing roster of enterprise clients.”

Pressing Forward

Speed, security and redundancy are critical components to the Company’s success, as such the Heidelberg CX 102 has been added to the company’s arsenal of print equipment to deliver exceptional results on an extensive range of substrates. The press offers the highest quality on a commercially-printed sheet, which can only be accomplished through a new state-of-the-art plate setter that accommodates the highest quality plate-making needs. The press allows the company to now combine sustainability with outstanding quality, offering clients a wide range of surface finishing options with decreasing dry times, which means enhanced and unmatched turnaround times.

The Screen Truepress Jet520NX was also added to deliver on the company’s value proposition of providing the highest quality product at the lowest possible price. Touted as the next generation full-color inkjet printing, the press is changing the look and feel of clients’ monthly statements, invoices, policies and other documents, allowing for more flexibility and expandability than any other high-speed, full-color variable inkjet system currently on the market. The press supports magnetic ink for MICR and UV visible ink. It secures authenticity of physical printing and adds special attributes without the need for any extra processes.

This, in line with the new Fluence Criterion and Apex sorters that were also purchased, provide a complete, end-to end solution for clients.

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The two new sorters meet the high-speed mail processing needs of clients with two-tier bins that are ideal for processing a wide range of mail types from postcards to flats, as well as a variety of processes from simple barcode sorting to complex database lookups and image processing. These, along with the company’s complete line of sorters, can now process more than three million pieces of mail each day.

Fueling the Business for Enhanced Growth

In addition to equipment upgrades, the company has placed a heightened focus on its Fulfillment division, which provides seamless integration post production. The division has been re-tooled to better accommodate both the business’ and clients’ needs, providing clients with complete visibility to their inventory via 24/7, SOC2, Type II and HITRUST CSF® secure access for best-in-class fulfillment and distribution needs. The operation was reorganized to improve scalability, quality, cost and redundancy, as well as to support a faster, more effective order fulfillment process.

New technologies are also being leveraged for enhanced integration and streamlined execution, as well as to introduce barcoding to improve performance and productivity. These efforts will deliver on speed, quality, integrity and enhanced visibility of clients’ inventory like never before. The optimized approach will better support: • Unlimited number of SKUs • Varied inventory requiring secure, humidity controlled and ambient temperature storage capacity • Seasonal shifts in volume accommodated by a seasoned team of in-house fulfillment specialists • Enhanced, user-intuitive client experience via an online portal that expedites order processing

Saluting PCI Founders

The Company was founded by Arturo and Susan Echarte in April 1984. To salute the company’s 35th anniversary, it is hosting an event for all employees that pays homage to its Founders’ Cuban history and celebrates the more than 250 associates who have helped to grow the business. The event will run across both its Dade and Broward campuses today and tomorrow. Associates will be treated to breakfast, a celebratory Cafecito toast, Miami-style, and commemorative gifts. The Company has also released its second annual Impact Report that shares highlights from 2018 and forward-looking updates that articulate the Company’s commitment to Purpose, Partnership and Performance.

About Postal Center International

Postal Center International (PCI) is the leading print, mail and marketing solutions provider in South Florida. Renowned for being the largest, state-of-the-art transactional printer, postal and mail processing service organization, the Company’s family of brands, including Original Impressions (OI) employs 250+ employees and boasts combined annual sales of approximately $80 million.

The Company specializes in Marketing, Creative Design, Web Development, Printing, Mailing, Fulfillment, Signs, Supply Management and Promotional Materials for clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Through its family of brands, the Company is a triple certified printer, authorized to purchase FSC, SFI and PEFC certified papers and print the certified logos on client collateral. It is also a Certified Minority Supplier at the local, state and national levels and is SOC 2, Type II Certified, HITRUST CSF® and HIPAA Compliant.

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