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Peaches Group acquires Gutigs prepaid current balance query system technology

Peaches strengthens its offering in the field of prepaid mobile phone 'current balance query' technology

(PresseBox) (Wiesbaden, ) PEACHES Systems GmbH, part of the PEACHES AG group (Wiesbaden), has acquired the Gutigs mobile telephone prepaid 'current balance query' technology, from Insidegreen GbR (Niederzeuzheim) with effect from 1 May 2013. Tom Grünheit and Styrmir Saevarsson, the founders of Insidegreen GbR, will work for Peaches Group with effect from 1st June 2013.

In order to further develop the group's technologies in preparation for global expansion, Tom Grünheit will become Head of Development and Styrmir Saevarsson will become Lead System Architect. They will support Vitali Strasser, SVP Technology. "We are pleased that two immensely experienced software developers will be driving progress in our core competencies - technological knowledge, usability and the development of innovative technologies," says Reinhold M. Sigler, Managing Director of the Peaches Group. Since successfully completing their studies in information technology, Grünheit and Saevarsson have held similar positions at other technology companies. A year ago they worked together to develop the online 'current balance query' system, and since then have been working with the Peaches Group on the launch of 'Prelado' - prepaid anytime & anywhere.

Tom Grunheit says, "Our previous work with the Peaches Group always took place in a positive and innovative atmosphere. We are very happy that we will be able to continue to support the technological expansion of the Peaches Group". Grünheit (aged 34) and Saevarsson (aged 38) will be primarily responsible for the development of the Isoptera multifunctional prepaid service platform.

"I am very pleased to have such highly qualified developers in the team to help speed up the development of Isoptera. The purchase of the Gutigs technology allows the Peaches Group to take another step forward in terms of its technologies and will ease the process of global expansion," says Vitali Strasser, SVP Technology at Peaches Group.

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The core competencies of the Peaches Group can be divided into two different segments: Payments & Prepaid Services. The group has real-world experience in the field of mobile payments and positions itself as a mobile payment acquirer featuring an in-house mobile payment platform. Peaches also acts as a reseller (PSP, payment service provider) for the mpass mobile payment service of Telekom, Vodafone and O2.

The Peaches Group also provides prepaid top-up services. The Wiesbaden-based group of companies also runs an in-house prepaid service platform under the prelado prepaid anytime & anywhere brand, which offers users a real-time mobile telephone top-up service that can be accessed via app, the mobile web, and the internet. A free, provider-neutral prepaid current balance display is also available via an app (Android & iOS). This prepaid service is available from PEACHES Mobile GmbH as a white label solution for interested partners. The full-service offering, including airtime, payment processing, and a payment guarantee, is run wholly in the partner's CI/CD.

The Peaches Group includes PEACHES Systems GmbH, PEACHES Mobile GmbH and REA MOBILE GmbH, which are subsidiaries of PEACHES AG.