Canon UK has completed the integration of Océ into its business in the UK and Ireland. Océ N.V.is now officially a wholly owned Canon Group company operating worldwide.
Since joining forces, Canon and Océ have jointly developed new products and worked to strengthen their marketing and service capabilities. The new organisation will work to maximise synergies with the aim of creating the overall No. 1 presence in the global printing industry.
The Océ brand, which is renowned world-wide for its production printing, wide format printing and business services capabilities, will continue to operate as a product brand under the Canon name.
Hasse Iwarsson, Managing Director of Canon UK & Ireland, states, “I am proud and excited to be leading our company as we complete the process to integrate the local Océ operations into the Canon UK business. Today marks the start of a new era in which we will use the combined strengths of Canon and Océ to offer the industry’s broadest portfolio of print products, services and solutions to our customers in the UK and Ireland.”
The Canon UK & Ireland integration process started in September 2012, led by Hasse Iwarsson after Canon Inc. acquired and took full ownership of Océ N.V. in January 2012. The combined workforce is now 2150 across the UK and Ireland, headquartered at Woodhatch in Reigate, Surrey.