Océ Expands Relationship with Converting Solutions Inc.
TRUMBULL, CT—March 2, 2009—Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Converting Solutions Inc. (CSI) to purchase Océ Imaging Supplies’ media converting assets and assume Océ’s wide format media distribution center activities in the U.S. This extension of CSI’s role in supplying quality media products for Océ wide format customers will result in increased geographical coverage and the ability to offer a wider range of custom media sizes.
“Océ has been working with CSI for some time in fulfilling our wide format customers’ media needs,” said Patrick Chapuis, President of the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America. “This expansion of our working relationship continues and strengthens the commitment from both companies to deliver the quality imaging supplies products that Océ customers have come to expect.”
The combination of the Océ media converting facilities located in Guilford, CT; Charleston IL; and Corona, CA with those currently operated by CSI will increase total media capacity to five converting facilities. It is anticipated that these changes will result in Océ being able to better service its wide format media customers with an expanded made-to-order capability for custom sizes of select base media.
“We are proud to expand our relationship with Océ in this venture,” said Darren Letang, President of CSI. “The Océ name stands for quality in the technical document market, and we are pleased to be working with the leading supplier to the reprographics industry.”
Océ Imaging Supplies’ Marketing, Sales Support and Customer Service functions are not impacted by this realignment. Océ will continue to market and sell imaging supplies products in the architectural, engineering and construction and display graphics markets.
Océ’s strict standard of quality and service continue to be the main focus of both companies. Océ Imaging Supplies products are a critical part of the company’s total solutions offering, and Océ Imaging Supplies will continue to look towards expanding its position within the markets that it serves.
Océ Imaging Supplies
Océ Imaging Supplies provides digital display graphics printing materials designed to work with a broad range of printing devices, meeting the most demanding printing requirements and assuring successful results with the greatest simplicity. Océ wide format media is designed and manufactured to exacting specifications in order to deliver consistent performance and true color fidelity. Products are sold direct to customers and through a global network of highly qualified dealers and distribution partners. To ensure that the job is done right the first time every time, Océ Imaging Supplies professionals also provide leading edge technical support for every product in its line.
Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Océ employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in more than 90 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.