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Oce Creates Global Outsourcing Brand, Rebrands Archer

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 -- Oce, a leading supplier of digital document management solutions, today announced that it has created a global brand, Oce Business Services, for its enterprise-wide document management outsourcing services. The new brand combines two of Oce's largest services units -- Archer Management Services in the United States and Oce Facility Services in Europe. The two units will begin operating under the Oce Business Services brand effective immediately. "Oce Business Services offers a global services network to help control costs and increase productivity throughout organizations," said Rokus van Iperen, Chairman, Oce N.V. Board of Executive Directors. "Oce is an industry leader in unlocking productivity in the enterprise through solutions comprised of document management technology, best practices consulting and outsourcing services. Oce Business Services will give clients increased access to best- of-breed solutions around the globe by closely aligning the best practices in every country where we operate." "Most organizations are just beginning to understand their ability to optimize business processes through improved document management," said Marten Kingmans, Vice President of Oce Business Services based at Oce headquarters in Europe. "Whether a client's needs are single-site, multi-site, or multi- national, Oce Business Services applies a proven, consistent methodology to optimizing solutions for printing, office services and document management." "With the integration of Archer and the creation of Oce Business Services, the Oce Group is well positioned to leverage Archer's depth of experience to grow its footprint in this important international marketplace," notes Charlie Pesko, Managing Director of CAP Ventures, a strategic consulting firm for providers and users of digital business communication technologies and services. "CAPV estimates the size of the document services outsourcing market in North America, Asia/Pacific, and Western Europe to be over $61 billion in 2003, with a growth rate of almost eight percent." Oce has integrated services agreements with major global organizations, including Boeing, ExxonMobil, Ogilvy & Mather, Philips and Rolls Royce. The agreements encompass Oce's entire portfolio for office, production printing and engineering environments, including consulting, leading-edge document management software, on-site staffing, high-speed production printing, central reproduction services and mailroom management. "People with a passion for enhancing a client's business through continuous improvement of document processes are what sets Oce Business Services apart," said Ronald E. Daly, Chairman and CEO of Oce North America, parent of Oce Business Services in the U.S. "A significant strength of Oce Business Services is our ability to recruit, train, motivate and retain people who help our clients reach their business and operational goals. Our people- focused strategy provides the foundation for the Oce technology and is the success factor behind our implementations and high client retention."




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