The new dealers will expand Oce's reach to potential customers and increase market share throughout North America.
The independent dealer network in North America began last year and has since grown to include thirty-five independent dealer locations that sell and service digital black and white and color printer/copiers and related software from the Oce DPS division. These hardware and software solutions include the Oce DPS400 high-speed production printing system, Oce 3165 digital copier/printer, Oce Office Exec(TM) document logistics software and the revolutionary Oce CPS700 color production system.
"Our new dealers are finding the new Oce products bring them additional mid- and high-volume application opportunities," said Wendell Wilson, group vice president of Oce DPS. "These dealers can now provide their customers with a broader range of highly reliable document workflow and printing solutions for both office and production environments."
The following dealers have been added to the Oce network:
Action Business Systems
Action Business Systems was established in 1979 by William B. Wallace, Jr. and has been serving the office product needs of thousands of customers throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Headquartered in Baltimore, they also have offices in Arlington, VA and Lanham, MD. They have added Oce DPS hardware and software to their product portfolio.
"By adding the Oce line to our extensive inventory, we are able to offer our clients outstanding imaging solutions to succeed in the ever changing office environment," said William Wallace, president and founder of Action Business Systems. "We believe that our customers will benefit from the Oce commitment to developing extremely reliable, quality printing solutions."
DocuPartners, a wholly owned subsidiary of computer equipment reseller and service provider Brains II of Markham, Ontario, is the largest independent reseller and service provider of large production equipment in Canada. Founded in 1979, the company will market Oce digital products throughout nine cities in Canada, including Toronto, Edmonton and Winnipeg.
"We pride ourselves in understanding our customers' needs and delivering the right printing solutions to help them succeed," said Charles G. Hanna, president of DocuPartners. "We are pleased to be able to offer them the Oce quality line of hardware and software solutions with superior document management capability and reliability."
Founded in 1999, ImagePro is an authorized dealer of TOSHIBA Office Equipment, with a tenured consulting team that averages 10+ years of industry experience. The company will provide Oce products and services to in-plant and high-volume organizations throughout the Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown areas in Ohio. According to Bill Salm, president of ImagePro, "We are excited about our recent ability to market and service the Oce digital copier/printer equipment. Oce has long been recognized for its ability to produce reliable, efficient, and cost-effective products. Now we can deliver these benefits directly to our customers."
About Oce Document Printing Systems (DPS)
Oce DPS provides document-output solutions for office, central reproduction departments (CRDs) and data-center environments. In addition to quality and reliability, the well-known durability of Oce DPS devices brings added value to businesses interested in achieving total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits over the lifetime of the products. Oce DPS software solutions and consulting services combine with its hardware to simplify document management by improving work processes and increasing employee productivity and asset utilization.
Additional information on Oce DPS products can be obtained by calling 888-390-1513 or by visiting www.oceusa.com.
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 consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Netherlands-based Oce N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY), with a workforce of more than 23,000 people and 2001 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 Fiskeville, RI. North American revenues were $1.2 billion for fiscal 2001 and employment was 8,100. For more information about Oce, visit www.oceusa.com.
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