Sen. McLachlan Attends Opening of Pitney Bowes Technology Center [Danbury News-Times]

February 3, 2012

Article as it appeared in the Danbury News-Times

DANBURY — Pitney Bowes new Global Technology Center will help the company meet customers’ needs well into the future, company officials said at Thursday’s unveiling in Danbury.

State and local officials, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Mayor Mark Boughton, attended the ceremonies at the company’s world headquarters in Commerce Park.

“Pitney Bowes’ foundation was built on innovation,” said Chief Executive Officer Murray Martin. “The Global Technology Center will allow Pitney Bowes to continue to fuel new ideas and technologies and execute with agility and flexibility to respond to changing market and customer needs.”

Boughton said the new center brings 170 jobs from the company’s Shelton facility, as Pitney Bowes brings together engineering, research and development and product management for its communications solutions business under one roof.

“This is really a big day for us,” the mayor said, shortly before pointing to a company facilities map on the wall behind him that showed numerous lines stretching out from Pitney Bowes’ Danbury headquarters.

“It’s nice to see Danbury is the center of Pitney Bowes’ universe,” Boughton said.

Malloy said Pitney Bowes, which employs more than 30,000 people worldwide, is an important part of the state’s economy.

“Pitney Bowes is a company that knows how to innovate, invent and bring new ideas to market,” the governor said.
Martin said the future for customer communications includes more personalized messages catered to the individual customer. Pitney Bowes, he said, is providing a variety of software programs that help companies tailor messages for their clients.

“We have a growing array of web-based technologies that help our customers customize their communications more effectively with their customers,” Martin said.

Such technologies, company officials said, include pbSmart Connections — a web-based solution for small businesses that allows companies to use data on their customers to reach out to other potential clients with similar profiles.

Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce President Stephen Bull said Pitney Bowes provides more than 650 “quality jobs” in Danbury, in fields such as software engineering and production.

“Pitney Bowes is creating some of the most cutting-edge document messaging technology in the world, and it’s happening right here in Danbury,” Bull said. “It’s another great company that puts Danbury on the map.”

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