Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Leading printing executives into the future

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Sponsored Educational Video Series

Jan Hol of Océ: drupa demonstrates Canon and Océ combination successful

Published on June 18, 2012

Senior VP of Communications at Océ Jan Hol talks about the Canon stand at drupa and how it represents Canon and Océ working together and gives an overview of the reasons for the successful combination of the companies.

View Transcript »

Hi.  I’m Jan Hol at Océ, Senior Vice President of Communications at Océ.  Well, this entire booth is the result of the combination of Canon and Océ, created in 2009 and completed in 2012.  And this is the first real big public statement we’re making that this combination is successful.  If you review the segments of the printing industry worldwide, you’d capture the main segments of the industry.  You’ll find that the combination of Canon/Océ is always in the first or second place in services segments, which brings you into a position that you really can serve customers with very innovative features.

Probably the segment that we will pick up shortly is the Document Services segment, that is a new innovative area that Océ entered already about, over ten years ago.  But jointly with Canon we will be in a position to grow that Document Services segment significantly in the period to come.  The good thing of the combination is that we have hardly any overlap in product portfolio and we have hardly any overlap in sales and services channel. 

At this moment in time, we are integrating the Océ Company into Canon in the United States, in Europe, in Asia, in Japan, and in Oceana—actually, that’s Australia/New Zealand.  The Océ portfolio and the Océ sales team is really benefiting from the Canon infrastructure and sales infrastructure the company has, for instance, in China or in Asia.  Canon folks are now selling Océ products, for instance, in the Middle East.  Whereas, the Canon sales force is benefiting from an extended product portfolio they have with the addition of the presses and wide format equipment that Océ is offering, and we are continually investing into innovations in this arena.

I could never have thought about a combination in the industry that is so complementary as the Canon/Océ combination, and has kicked off so quickly from the initial start as this combination, so customers can expect a lot.  This week we issued, through the research of Canon and the beautiful report on Insight in the market here in Europe, with an investigation among more than the 250 leading printing/publishing companies, and we found that with the technologies being offered by Canon and Océ, those customers can grow their business significantly.

So there’s a lot out there and I’m very happy to be able to represent this combination here at the Drupa.  And we’re looking forward to the coming years where we anticipate a growth of business for our customers and, therefore, a growth of the company.  Thank you very much.

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Thoughts on Digital Print for Packaging from bluemedia President Jared Smith

Thoughts on Digital Print for Packaging from bluemedia President Jared Smith

Published: April 18, 2014

Jared Smith, President of bluemedia, talks to Kevin Karstedt about digital print for packaging and what they are doing in their shop. They discuss digital workflow, color management, and finding the right technologies.

 

Video preview: Fourth Generation Printer PSP Transitions to Digital with HP

Fourth Generation Printer PSP Transitions to Digital with HP

Published: April 17, 2014

Robbie McDaniel, President of PSP, talks to Cary Sherburne about his business and their full transition to digital using HP technology. They also discuss why PSP picked HP as a partner.

 

Video preview: Frank Romano on Printing Wikipedia

Frank Romano on Printing Wikipedia

Published: April 16, 2014

This week Frank talks about a project aimed at printing all 4.3 million Wikipedia articles in 1,000 volumes. He also talks about how to get a single page from a Gutenberg bible for a cool 85 grand.

 

Video preview: Hudson Printing:  100 Year Old Commercial Printer Reinventing Print with Digital

Hudson Printing: 100 Year Old Commercial Printer Reinventing Print with Digital

Published: April 15, 2014

Hudson Printing's Paul Gardner talks to Cary Sherburne about taking a legacy commercial printing company in a digital direction. Paul is Director of Innovation and thinks Hudson will become a digital printer with offset capability. See also: Hudson Printing: Innovation and Inspiration

 

Video preview: Frank Discusses Strange 3D Things Happening in the World

Frank Discusses Strange 3D Things Happening in the World

Published: April 9, 2014

This week, Frank talks about discovering strange things that are happening in the world. A Hershey Chocolate 3D printer, a 3D robot, and futurology are all included in Romano's crazy mixed up world! Oh...and there's the shirt. What's up with the shirt?

 

Video preview: Visual Marking Systems Acquires HP Latex 3000

Visual Marking Systems Acquires HP Latex 3000

Published: April 8, 2014

Ron Gizzo, COO of Visual Marking Systems, talks to Cary Sherburne about the business and their acquisition of an HP Latex 3000.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2014 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved