December 18, 2017
Wittenbach Business Systems (WBS) joins forces with Bank Equipment Consulting (BEC)
Wittenbach Business Systems has expanded into the Mid-West! We are very excited to announce WBS has joined forces with Bank Equipment Consulting, Inc. (BEC) and their security monitoring company Bank Guard Security Systems, Inc. effective December 18, 2017. This will give WBS a market reach that includes Pittsburgh, Northwest Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
June 1, 2017
United Bank Has Awarded WBS a Three Year Service Contract.
United Bank has awarded WBS a three year contract for their office locations, 160 branches and drive-thru facilities, and multiple off-site ATMs. WBS will service both conventional branch and electronic security equipment for United Bank. United Bank has been open since 1839 and employs over 2,400 people.
February 9, 2017
Frederick County Bank Has Awarded WBS a Two Year Service Contract.
Frederick County Bank has awarded WBS a two year contract to maintain their cash handling, physical and electronic security equipment. Frederick County Bank is an independently owned community bank founded in 2001. Today, FCB has locations throughout the Frederick area and has become an integral part of the community, supporting charities, non-profit organizations and programs through donations, sponsorship and FCB employee volunteerism.
September 21, 2016
City National Bank Expands and Renews Service Agreement
City National Bank has awarded WBS a three-year contract renewal for all 88 of their branch and office locations. WBS services both conventional branch and electronic security equipment for City National Bank. City National Bank proudly serves customers through 88 locally managed bank locations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Ohio.
September 15, 2016
GRAND OPENING! Branch Transformation Solution Center
Wittenbach celebrated the Grand Opening of our new Branch Transformation Solution Center on Thursday, September 15. Over a hundred visitors from dozens of regional financial institutions attended to learn about and get hands-on experience with the latest trends in Branch Transformation technology including:
- Assisted Self-Service (lobby)
- Assisted Self Service (drive up)
- Intelligent Deposit ATMs
- Various Teller Cash Recycler (TCR) Models
- Latest Fraud Combating Surveillance Solutions
- Alarm and Access Control
December 30, 2015
M&T Bank Awards WBS and BSS a Three Year Service Contract
M&T Bank has awarded WBS a three-year contract for service of their conventional branch equipment. WBS is partnering with Brown Security Services (BSS) in New York for complete coverage of the M&T Bank footprint. M&T is one of the 20 largest US headquartered commercial bank holding companies, and has over 700 branches throughout New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware.
August 13, 2015
AllSouth Federal Credit Union Renews Service Agreements
AllSouth Federal Credit Union has awarded WBS a three-year contract renewal for service of their teller cash automation and conventional branch equipment. AllSouth Federal Credit Union has 23 branch locations in South Carolina and serves more than 100,000 members worldwide.
June 1, 2015
WBS Announced as Largest Glory Dealer for 2014/2015 at Glory President’s Club
WBS was awarded the #1 Glory Dealer award at this year’s Glory Global Solutions Presidents Club. WBS was the largest Talaris dealer in the US for over 15 years and was the largest in the world for 3 years prior to the Glory acquisition.
March 30, 2015
1st Mariner Bank Renews With Three Year Master Service Agreement
After years of a loyal partnership, 1st Mariner Bank has awarded WBS a three year Master Agreement for alarm monitoring, conventional branch equipment, teller cash automation and ATM service. 1st Mariner is headquartered in Baltimore, MD with 15 branches. We look forward to our continued partnership.
August 26, 2014
Wittenbach Awarded Conventional Security Contract for The Palmetto Bank
The Palmetto Bank has awarded WBS a two-year contract to service their conventional branch equipment. The Palmetto Bank is the third largest independent community bank headquartered in South Carolina, with 25 branch locations in 9 counties of the Upstate.
June 20, 2014
Wittenbach Featured in PHH Arval’s Intelligent Fleet Management Video
Wittenbach’s use of GPS to dispatch and track Service Technicians for reduced response times and improved safety. Click here to view: Video
June 2, 2014
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Wittenbach Business Systems
WBS was started on June 2, 1974 by Roger Wittenbach who left Michigan with his young family to come to Baltimore, MD as a district manager for the Brandt company selling coin and currency equipment. Roger started the business with a $5,000 cash advance on his American Express credit card and a single employee who handled the service side of the business while Roger focused on sales. Forty years later WBS employs nearly 200 people, carries a full line of cash handling and security products and serves over 700 customers in 12 states throughout the mid-atlantic and southeast.
May 6, 2014
Wittenbach Named Top Hamilton Safe Dealer for the Past 3 Years
WBS received the award for the Highest Volume Channel Partner for the past 3 years at the Hamilton Safe Dealer Meeting last week in Ohio. This is a tremendous accomplishment for WBS, a major milestone for our partnership with Hamilton Safe and shows how far we have come since entering the conventional bank equipment market in 2002.
March 10, 2014
WBS Web Portal Adds Enhanced Reporting Module
This weekend WBS launched a new on-line reporting module for our customers and our first user said it is “absolutely fantastic – we love it!” We named it COIN – the Customer On-line Information Network. Customers can now run a variety of historical reports on service calls, or obtain information on warranty dates and equipment condition.
February 28, 2014
Wittenbach Business Systems Acquires Frank Connell Associates
On February 28th WBS signed an agreement to acquire Frank Connell Associates (FCA). FCA is a Glory dealer owned by Frank Connell and headquartered in East Rutherford, NJ. FCA has accounts in northeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey and New York. Frank will be retiring after 50 years in business. He has our congratulations and best wishes. Brian Connell will join the WBS sales team and his territory will include New Jersey and Philadelphia. Brian has been with FCA for 23 years. Joe Orr and Steve Chesney and will join the northern service team and continue to cover the FCA accounts in Northern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Joe has been with FCA for 35 years and Steve for 30 years.
January 10, 2014
Wittenbach Wins Service Contract for Sandy Spring Bank
WBS was awarded a 3-year contract to service all conventional and cash handling equipment for the largest independent bank in Maryland. Sandy Spring Bank has over 50 locations in the Maryland, DC and Virginia market.
October 1, 2013
David Kot Becomes a Minority Owner of Wittenbach Business Systems
Effective October 1st, David Kot to become a minority owner of Wittenbach Business Systems. Dave joined WBS on February 14, 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. On January 1, 2013 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President. Roger Wittenbach stated, “I have an enormous amount of confidence and trust in Dave which brought me to the decision to sell part of the company to him. His decision to purchase shows his commitment and confidence in the future of WBS.”
September 9, 2013
Wittenbach Wins Service Contract with Capital Bank
On October 1st WBS was awarded a 3-year contract to service the conventional and electronic security equipment and monitor burglary alarms for Capital Bank. Capital Bank is a rapidly growing regional bank with 200 locations throughout the southeast.
April 12, 2013
Wittenbach Opens New Operations Center
Wittenbach opened a new Hunt Valley Operations Center (HVOC) on April 12th that has 25,000 square feet of Class A office and warehouse space. In addition to traditional warehouse space the facility has a training center, offices and a state-of-the-art Technical Support Department where skilled bench technicians are able to handle everything from minor repairs and refurbishing to complete equipment restoration.
January 25, 2013
Roger Wittenbach Becomes Chairman, David Kot Appointed CEO
“This is a monumental time in the history of WBS and especially for me personally. I have moved to the position of Chairman and appoint David L. Kot as the Chief Executive Officer for WBS. After 38 plus years of building and leading WBS, I am turning over this responsibility to Dave. I am confident that the values and principles WBS has been built on will continue under Dave’s leadership.”