The Central Statistical Office of France is using devices made by Skeye for the calculation of inflation

Hannover, (PresseBox) - The regular updating of the basket of commodities forms the basis for the calculation of the national economy’s inflation. Whereas in this country the GfK (Gesellschaft für Konsumgüterforschung - society for scientific research into consumer products) in Nuremberg reports to the Statistisches Bundesamt (Federal bureau of statistics) in Wiesbaden, in France that is carried out by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE). The technical realisation is performed via mobile data entry devices of the brand Skeye made by Höft & Wessel.

For this purpose, the INSEE software was geared to the needs of the skeye.pad XSL by Höft & Wessel’s distribution partner Rayonnance Distribution, Paris. As an integrated solution Rayonnance supply the hard- and software to INSEE. Approximately 300 appliances are being used by INSEE’s inflation observers, who record the prices of selected goods in the respective shops. Since these data may be collected via mobile entry for each day, the development of inflation can be measured considerably more precisely than until now.

The order from France represents a further element of Höft & Wessel’s internationalisation strategy, for which the company is spending approximately one million Euros for the current financial year.

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Höft & Wessel AG, Hanover, established by the entrepreneurs of the same name in 1978, has remained an innovative SME to this day. The company, which has been listed on the stock market since 1998, provides enterprises of note in the retail, logistics, transport & traffic sectors with products and solutions optimised to meet customers specific needs: convenient, mobile data recording devices of the Skeye brand, innovative ticket systems under the Almex label and robust car park ticket vending machines from the UK subsidiary, Metric. Well over a third of the Company's workforce of about 500 employees is engaged in research and development. An average of ten per cent of sales revenues is invested in this field each year. Höft & Wessel products are available in Germany as well as in many European markets, and, in line with the company's internationalisation strategy, increasingly also in the U.S.

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