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Canon to Buy Océ

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Canon to Buy Océ

Canon ($44.99 billion in 2008 revenue) will to buy the €2.9 billion Océ (Dutch printer and copier machine producer) for €730 million in cash.


Océ remains a separate legal entity in Venlo as a Canon division. The Océ brand is to be maintained and applied in all relevant markets. Océ to lead its R&D and manufacturing. Its Management Board and key management remains in place.








But the combined companies hope their synergy will soon make them Continue reading...

EMEA Printer Market is Up

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The combo printer, copier and multifunctional product (MFP) shipments in EMEA in 2007 totaled 52.6-million units, up 4,3% says Gartner.

This year of growth was driven by demand for MFPs, which outsold printers. Colour-page devices grew again in EMEA (up 34%) but monochrome-page was the predominant office choice (up 18% and 85% share of the page market).

HP held Number 1 position while Lexmark lost market-share trying to pull out of the lower end of the market to focus on high-end workgroup space. Continue reading...

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