Archer Management Services in the U.S. and Oce Facility Services in Europe Combine under the 'Oce Business Services' Banner
"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."
About Oce Business Services
Oce Business Services is a leading provider of digital document management technology, outsourcing services and business process consulting, with more than 8,000 professionals serving clients in North America and Europe. Oce Business Services solutions help organizations control costs and increase productivity by unlocking value in document workflow, mailroom, records management and data center print operations.
Oce is a leading supplier of digital document management and delivery technology. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Netherlands-based Oce N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY), with a workforce of more than 22,000 people and 2002 revenues of $3.2 billion, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Japan. Oce's North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; San Jose, CA; Salt Lake City; and Coventry, RI. North American revenues were $1.3 billion for fiscal 2002, and employment is currently 9,600. For more information about Oce, visit http://www.oce.com/ .
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