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Press Release -- August 31st, 2016
Source: Interoute
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Leading stationer, HAMELIN, reinforces its confidence in Interoute by scaling up connectivity in Europe, Asia, and the United States

Interoute scales up network for Hamelin Group’s applications and to support migration to Microsoft Office 365

Paris, 31 August, 2016 - Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of the largest European networks, announced that Hamelin, the leading manufacturer of stationery products in Europe and an Interoute customer since 2010, has renewed its confidence in Interoute to interconnect its 30 sites spread across Europe, Asia and the United States.

With well-known brands such as Black n’ Red, the Oxford notebooks range and Elba filing, Hamelin supplies excellent quality stationery products with strong environmental credentials, whether recycled or using virgin fibres from sustainable sources.

Eric Joan, Hamelin’s CEO explains: “Our collaboration with Interoute began when we decided to deploy an ERP system globally, requiring high performance interconnectivity for all our sites. Since then Hamelin has grown organically and through a number of acquisitions. We evolved from a small galaxy of SMBs each using its own tools, to an organised group connected through a global network.”

“Interoute won the tender with a smart technical proposal that fitted our ambitions, and with the necessary performance and reliability level for our operation. Our plant sites are sometimes in the countryside, in exotic locations, and previously it was not easy to connect them. Interoute has met the challenge and over the years we have forged a tight relationship with the team.”

The size of the network has been increased to accommodate the group’s back office migration to Office 365. All Hamelin Group’s applications rely on the Interoute WAN MPLS network, including SAP’s real-time operations. Each site has a redundant connection with a MPLS/Hybrid link back up. Interoute also provides colocation with ERP’s additional applications in the heart of the network.

Mark Lewis, EVP, Communications and Connectivity at Interoute, commented: “We are delighted that Eric Joan and his team have put their trust in us again with the continuation of our relationship. We are proud to continue supporting the development of Hamelin Group and its prestigious brands. The geographic and technological diversity of industrial sites is a perfect example of the potential of Interoute’s Digital Enterprise Platform to support ambitious enterprises. The concept of service is also important in this context and the regular monitoring required is a key element of the success of our relationship.”

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About HAMELIN Group

Hamelin is a world leader in the production and distribution of office supplies, lamps and bags for business travellers. We have the widest range of products in the industry, including our brands Elba, Oxford, Canson, Bantex, Pierre, Linex and Unilux, which are some of the strongest on the market. We constantly strive to supply products of the highest quality with the least environmentally harmful raw materials and processing aids in production. All our paper products therefore come from sustainable forests where environmentally sound management of forest resources is assured.

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