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Canon steps up printer business by taking over Océ in Philippines

Océ is a global leader when it comes to digital document management and delivery and Canon aims to capitalize on that when they acquired the European company. Canon and Océ aim to become the No. 1 presence in the Production & Display Graphics industry. Canon will sell, distribute and service Océ products in the areas of production printing, wide format printing, signage printing and business services.

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According to Mr. Alan Chng, President & CEO, Canon Marketing Philippines. “œThis move enhances our strategy and positions us to become the technology leader, offering greater value products and services to customers and partners of both our companies. With this move, we will change the dynamics of competition in the industry and that will also benefit customers in terms of cost and propositions.”

Going forward, Canon Marketing Philippines will be handling the Océ business portfolio and will be the single interface across a range of products targeting multiple segments including transaction printing, bill printing, signage printing, photo printing, CAD and GIS printing.  The alliance will offer customers the largest portfolio in the professional printing space.

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Commenting on joining forces, Mr. Jojo Bolima, Director, Canon Marketing Philippines, said, “œthe Philippines is a major printing market and continues to grow year on year. Océ, being a world leader in various printing segments including the production printing domain, will supplement Canon’s best in class processes and infrastructure. This will effectively enhance our ability to unlock the market’s considerable potential and to become the key growth driver in the digital printing market.”

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Mr. Michael Sak, Managing Director Océ Singapore, added, “œI am looking forward to expansion in  Océ’s business now as Océ has joined forces with Canon. There is a great fit between our companies. We share similar values and a strong commitment to technology and innovation. This is the most compelling combination in the consolidating global printing industry and will deliver scale in R&D, manufacturing and distribution. The Philippines is a very important market for us. We are extremely proud to enter the Philippines through our association with Canon Marketing Philippines. Our partnership and the combination of the Canon and Océ operations will transform our ability to unlock the Philippine market’s considerable potential and enable us to become a significant player in the arena of professional and commercial printing in this market.”

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