RHIEM’s eCommerce services pave the way for California based IT company Cloud Engines, Inc. to enter the European market. Pogoplug™, the award winning multimedia sharing device, is set to launch in the UK and Europe in mid-February.
pogoplug-300x223Voerde, 03 February 2010 – RHIEM Group, a Germany based European specialist for intergrated eCommerce and fulfillment solutions, announced today that Cloud Engines, Inc. has chosen RHIEM’s solution to manage both its EMEA online channel and retail fulfillment. The award winning and unique multimedia sharing device Pogoplug™ will soon be available to European end consumers.

Pogoplug™ is an innovative network attached device that allows consumers to store personal content safely on external hard drives at home or in the office and to access, manage, and share that content anywhere on the Internet. The appealingly designed Pogoplug™ hardware provides for connecting up to 4 USB storage devices and makes the content available through the internet, from any computer with the owner’s secure login, or even on an iPhone. Pogoplug™ is perfect for individuals with increasingly mobile lifestyles and small businesses in need of simple, inexpensive mobile data access solutions.

Being a pioneer in European eCommerce fulfillment, RHIEM today offers a powerful eCommerce platform which comes along with a backend portal. As other well-known vendors before Cloud Engines, Inc. opted for RHIEM’s platform as it offers them full transparency and all means for managing the relevant aspects of the online shop such as e.g. promotional campaigns. In addition to the actual eCommerce platform, inhouse packaging production, kitting & assembly, warehousing and RMA handling complete RHIEM’s service offering.

“The response to Pogoplug™ in the US has been absolutely incredible and we are recognizing a sizeable pent-up demand in UK and Europe. We were in need of a European partner who could get us set up quickly and efficiently in all EMEA markets and then allow us to be able to scale as we grow our business there. With RHIEM, we’ve found a partner that offers us the ability to get Pogoplug™ to the market in less than a month from start to finish.” says Jeff Fochtman, Vice President of Sales with Cloud Engines, Inc.

About Cloud Engines, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by experienced entrepreneurs from the digital media and security industries, Cloud Engines is located in San Francisco, California. The company was formed with a mission to change the way personal content is stored and distributed over the Internet. The Cloud Engines philosophy is that by making a product simple, open and affordable, the community will participate in making it better. For more information, please visit, www.cloudengines.com and www.pogoplug.com

About RHIEM Group
RHIEM is an owner-run fulfilment services company with existing company structures in North America, Asia and Europe. Founded in 1958 as a printing firm, today the company has grown into a global service provider and consists of four business divisions: RHIEM Druck (printing), RHIEM Services, RHIEM Intermedia and PPS Solutions. The company’s German headquarters cover an area of over 40,000m² with a 450-strong motivated workforce. The Group has a further eight bases in Asia and North America. Further details can be found at: www.rhiem.com

Editorial contact

Souvanna Chen
Business Development & Sales
Gildeweg 10 • 46562 Voerde • Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2855 9700-881
Fax +49 (0) 2855 9700-21
E-Mail souvanna.chen@rhiem.com
Web www.rhiem.com

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