Oce Dealer Network Expands to Fifty-Six Cities
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Six New Dealers Add Twenty-One Sales and Service Locations CHICAGO, Nov. 12 -- Oce, a leading supplier of digital document management and delivery technology, today announced that six new independent dealers have joined its Document Printing Systems (DPS) distribution network. These new dealer agreements supplement Oce's direct sales force of fifty sales teams and will increase Oce's customer base and strengthen its presence throughout North America. Oce began the independent dealer network last year and has since expanded it to include 56 independent dealer locations throughout North America that sell and service digital black and white and color printer/copiers and related software from the Oce DPS business unit. These hardware and software solutions include the Oce DPS400 high-speed production printing system, Oce 3165 digital copier/printer, Oce Office Exec(TM) document logistics software, Oce Find Logic document retrieval software, Oce Com Works electronic forms and output management software, and the revolutionary Oce CPS700 digital color printer. "The current Oce DPS product range combined with the exciting new products which are planned for 2003 help our dealers continue to meet the ever-changing business needs of their customers," commented Wendell Wilson, group vice president of Oce DPS. "They're able to provide their clients with very reliable, high volume document output management solutions that optimize business processes, increase productivity and achieve greater return on assets. Because Oce designs both the hardware and the software, dealers benefit from a single-source, easily integrated, efficient solution that improves the performance of their customers' operations." The following DPS dealers have been added to the Oce network: Aztec Business Machines - Santee, CA Aztec Business Machines was founded in 1969. Over the years, the company has evolved into San Diego's largest and oldest locally owned imaging dealership. They offer preeminent imaging communication solutions to their customers. Aztec will offer Oce DPS equipment to its customers in the California counties of San Diego and Riverside. "Our company decided to join Oce's dealer network so we could offer our growing customer-base the market's most innovative line of hardware and software solutions for advanced digital document management," said Dale Wedge, vice president of sales for Aztec Business Machines. "Since we pride ourselves on being in-tune with our customers' evolving business needs, we felt that the Oce product line could meet our clients' needs and help them achieve more efficient productivity." BCE Corporation - Rockville, MD BCE Corporation was established in 1972 and has become recognized throughout the Maryland area as an innovator and leader in the sales and service of office equipment and the maintenance of facility operations. Located in Rockville, MD, the dealer will offer Oce DPS equipment to its customers located in eight Maryland counties. "We are proud to offer the Oce line of advanced and dependable digital printing solutions to our customers who are looking for outstanding equipment at the best price. The Oce products will be very beneficial to our long term success," said John Vassos, president of BCE Corporation. Copytronics Information Systems - Jacksonville, FL Copytronics Information Systems, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, provides cutting edge products and technology for a company's office automation needs. The company provides the equipment and systems necessary to maintain peak office productivity -- even as technology changes. As a DPS dealer, Copytronics is authorized to sell Oce DPS products in 13 counties throughout Florida. Bob Shields, president of Copytronics, Inc., commented: "Our relationship with Oce will help us meet our customers' ever-changing business requirements and offer them very reliable document printing technology with higher volume applications and capabilities. In addition, Oce document-output solutions are very reasonably priced, ensuring that our clients will obtain a strong return- on-investment." GFI Digital Inc. - St. Louis, MO Located in St. Louis, Missouri, GFI Digital represents the latest in advanced digital copiers, printers, facsimile and color products. They will offer Oce DPS products throughout six Missouri counties through sales offices in St. Louis, Jefferson City and Columbia. "At GFI Digital, we combine the level of service that existed in the early days of business with the very best of today's technology," said GFI Digital founder and president Bruce Gibbs. "Being able to offer Oce's advanced technological printing solutions means that we can achieve our mission and fulfill our commitment to our customers." Augusta Glen Partners - NY, NJ, CT, PA Augusta Glen Partners (AGP) is well known in the office equipment business as a high quality, reliable supplier and service organization for digital output devices, supplies and business software. As one of the largest independent dealers in the Northeast, AGP is also a leader in customer service, sales expertise, top-flight training and strong supply programs for clients. AGP is authorized to sell Oce DPS products in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania across 49 counties. "Our vision is to continue our recognition as the pre-eminent provider of business solutions," said Eugene B. McGillycuddy, president, AGP. "The Oce product completely diversifies our product line and enhances our ability to provide business solutions to all of our customers." SYSTEL BUSINESS EQUIPMENT - Fayetteville, NC Founded in 1981, SYSTEL Business Equipment is one of the largest independent office technology companies in the southeastern United States. As an authorized dealer of Ricoh, Panasonic and Hewlett Packard office products, the Company provides customers with office automation and facilities management services. Based in North Carolina, SYSTEL will sell Oce DPS products in four North Carolina cities. "We selected Oce in our high volume product offering due to their industry-wide reputation for high-quality and durability of their products. These high standards are what our customers have come to expect from the products and services offered by SYSTEL," commented Keith Allison, president and CEO of SYSTEL.