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Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, has hailed Ipex a resounding success with numerous new deals signed on the stand and more interest from customers and prospects than in the last two years.

As well as gathering to witness Océ’s technology in action in Hall 12 of the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom, between May 18 - 25, crowds were entertained by a series ‘industry affairs’ discussions on Océ TV, hosted by broadcaster Katy Haswell. Interviews were held with key stakeholders ranging from industry leaders, customers, journalists and analysts, as well as experts from Océ. These can be viewed on http://global.oce.com/events/ipex/youtube-player.aspx

Other successes for Océ included winning a European Digital Press Award (best production cut-sheet monochrome printer) for the Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra and launching on its stand a Managers’ Toolkit 40-page book for the British Print Industries Federation. Océ also announced that it is looking to extend its unique offering to the market where customers enjoy benefits from the printing world’s first Carbon Positive Plus+ initiative. Making a positive step beyond carbon neutrality, through strategic partner Shining Earth, Océ offsets 200% of the operational CO2 for its flagship product, the Océ VarioPrint 6250.

The printing systems running on Océ’s stand throughout the show were

  • Canon imagePRESS C7000VP
  • Océ Arizona® 550 GT
  • Océ ColorStream® 10000 Flex
  • Océ ColorWave® 600
  • Océ JetStream® 1000
  • Océ VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra

Orders signed on the stand included The Woods Group (Océ VarioStream 7650), MPG Books group (two Océ VarioPrint 6320s), Business Continuity (two Océ ColorStream 10000 Flex) The Open University (Océ VarioPrint 6000), Mask Documents (Océ VarioPrint 6000), OTM (Océ ColorStream 10000 Flex) and TJ International (Automatic Book Factory – software solution). Tony Chard, Managing Director of UK-based MPG Books, said: “The reason we chose Océ is because it is the clear market leader, has the highest quality and most productive systems for digital book printing, as well as the best total cost of ownership. Added to that, we will have up to a 40% reduction in our total electricity costs due to the environmental benefits that include substantially lower temperature levels for the systems.”

Bron Curley, Océ UK Managing Director, said: “Ipex was a great success story for Océ. There has been more interest from customers and prospective customers than in the last two years. And significant new deals were actually signed at the show. The integration with Canon, which will create the strongest player in the industry, is also opening new doors to sales opportunities as we have very complementary products and technologies.”