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Oce Expands And Takes On Staff In Scotland

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November 3, 2004 -- Oce, an international digital printing solutions provider, has opened enlarged offices in Scotland as part of expansion that has involved taking on four more senior employees and additional support staff in the last few months. Important contract wins and an increasing number of high profile clients have underlined Océ’s success in Scotland where it has been providing dedicated document management solutions for at least 50 years. The Océ offices are located within Strathclyde Business Park, off the M8, at Bellshill, between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The space will be used to showcase some of Océ’s world-leading hardware and software technologies throughout all its divisions, including narrow and wide format hardware, software, professional services as well as supplies. Additional sales and administrative staff will also be located in the enlarged offices to manage ever-increasing success. Océ’s £4 million print management contract with economic development agency Scottish Enterprise* is run from the Scottish office. In addition, Océ is a major provider of hardware, software and print solutions to a significant number of Higher Education Institutions within Scotland. Nico Kooy, managing director of Océ (UK) Ltd, advised some 30 staff at the official opening of the new offices that significant contract gains have been made by Océ within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction market sectors. Partners include URS Corporation, Keppie Design and Cala Homes. In addition, Océ, the world’s number one supplier of wide format technical document solutions, hosts specific Business Briefings for the AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction) industry. One was held on October 28 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh. Details from Amanda Hill of Océ on 0870 600 5544. Mr Kooy also referred to a significant new contract gain that involves high volume installations for the Department of Works and Pensions at nearby Glasgow, at Durham and at Blackpool. Other clients – many long-standing – include the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Records Office, Scottish Water, Scottish Equitable (Aegon). Mr Kooy, a former Océ regional manager for Scotland, paid tribute to the staff, saying: “My heart is very much in the success of Scotland and we all look forward to continued and strong growth in all market sectors.. The opening of this enlarged office is a significant milestone and an important strategic step for Océ in Scotland. We have been extremely encouraged by the business opportunities within the region and look forward to continuing to expand our customer base here.” Office manager Peter McCartin, who heads up Higher Education for Océ UK, said: “Hard work, professionalism and customer focus has resulted in the winning and expansion of significant contract gains for Océ in Scotland. A direct result is that we needed more staff and more space as part of our controlled expansion. It is good news all round.”