CRS, Inc. is a privately owned importer and wholesale distributor, founded in 1927. With decades of experience designing and marketing cash management products for retailers, CRS has achieved steady growth in sales, as well as in diversity of products.
Our unique capabilities market knowledge, product design and development, and established distribution networks have allowed us to take leadership roles with respected manufacturers. Our customer base includes thousands of resellers and our successes have produced strong and stable vendor relationships.
Keeping pace with emerging technologies, our products are constantly evolving with new ways to provide the traditional benefits of the cash register: security, reliability, and information. Technology also provides new opportunities. With the advent of open architecture PC based point-of-sale systems, the CRS Peripherals and Parts Division has identified new markets and provides an array of POS terminals, PC workstations, scanners, printers, displays and other POS PC hardware.
Our vision is to provide traditional markets with proven products and technologies, anticipate new technologies, and use them to develop products that enhance business processes.
CRS, Inc. was founded in 1927 as an independent cash register dealership. In the 1960’s, under the direction of the late Ken Sanders, CRS expanded operations to include a rebuilding facility and distribution center for used and reconditioned NCR cash registers. In the 1970’s, CRS entered the age of electronic cash registers (ECRs) on two fronts designing and developing first generation electronic cash registers manufactured in the USA, and developing import relationships with major Japanese manufacturers. By 1980, CRS was importing a line of electronic cash registers manufactured by Matsushita Communications Industrial and distributing them in North America under the CRS trademarks CRS and Esper.
Throughout this time, development of distribution channels paralleled product development. In addition to supplying a network of cash register dealers, CRS focused on a larger network of office products dealers and distributors as an outlet for low-cost imported ECRs. In 1974, the Parts Division was established, offering industry related parts and supplies through direct mail and telemarketing.
In the mid-1980’s, CRS began a relationship with Samsung Electronics as the exclusive importer/distributor for Samsung ECRs in North America. In 2001, Samsung Electronics sold their ECR operation to their manufacturing subcontractor, Shin Heung Precision Co., Ltd. (SHC). CRS has continued the relationship with SHC establishing the SAM4s brand to succeed the Samsung brand. Together CRS and SHC have grown the SAM4s product line to become the worlds most respected ECR brand.
Today, CRS maintains importing relationship with many respected manufacturers:
- SNBC, one of China’s leading electronic enterprises and manufacturer of thermal print heads, printers, and printer mechanisms for POS, kiosk and label printing applications.
- NEC Infrontia Corporation, part of the global NEC Corporation and manufacturer of POS terminals for the quick service industry.
- Bixolon Corporation, Republic of Korea, manufacturer of Samsung mini-printers.
- Firich Enterprises Co., Ltd., of Taiwan, manufacturer of POS terminals, PCs and Peripherals for retail and hospitality applications.
CRS, Inc. is very proud of its long established heritage and looks forward to the next generation of exciting possibilities.