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New Océ Customer Council Focuses on Transactional Print Market

April 14, 2011
TRUMBULL, CT—April 14, 2011—Océ, a Canon Group company, announced the formation of the Océ Transactional Print Advisory Council (T-PAC), a group dedicated to excellence in the transactional print market. The first T-PAC meeting is scheduled for May 24-26, 2011, at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.

“Transactional printing represents significant business for many Océ commercial and in-plant customers. We recognize the need to continually raise the bar in this market through best practices, optimized technology and productive engagements. T-PAC is an opportunity to form relationships with senior Océ executives and other industry visionaries to share ideas that help our customers evolve their transaction business,” said Francis McMahon, Vice President, Marketing, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems.

During their two-year terms, participants will gain special insight into technology trends from Océ. T-PAC members are encouraged to provide feedback to influence Océ Production Printing Systems strategy, products and services. Participants can benefit as potential beta sites and early adopters of the resulting technologies, services and partner solutions.

T-PAC Membership Has Broad Base


To build the council, Océ sought early adopters of Océ production printing technology, services and partner solutions. Members are drawn from industries that depend heavily on digital production printing:

•  Banking/financial services
•  Insurance providers
•  Service Bureaus
•  Transactional commercial printers
•  Direct mail firms

Experienced with Strategy and Vision


T-PAC members represent customers with successful business models, and these senior-level professionals are responsible for long-term organizational strategy and planning. Representatives come from geographically dispersed enterprises across North America. To ensure objective perspectives, the council also includes several non-Océ customer participants, as well as members affiliated with industry associations.

“The council involves a high degree of trust and respect for our customers’ achievements and insights. As visionary subject matter experts, their commitment and experience help us improve our solutions and business offerings, which in turn benefits council members and the industry as a whole,” noted McMahon.

About Océ
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in financial 2010 amounted to approximately €2.7 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information visit www.oce.com.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.  North America represents 34% of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 8,000.  For more information about Océ North America, visit www.oceusa.com.  Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

Océ and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 197,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than US $45 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 list.  Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei—“all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future”—Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei.

Source: company release.
 

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