Canon South Africa announces agreement to acquire Océ South Africa to expand professional printing business

JOHANNESBURG, 20 APRIL 2015 – Canon South Africa today demonstrated its intent to become the first choice partner for printers and print professionals in Southern Africa with the announcement that it will acquire Océ South Africa.

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Océ SA is a leading provider of innovative and high quality products and services for the printing industry. Canon SA has a distribution partnership with Océ SA that spans four years. This acquisition brings together Canon’s technology and expertise with Océ SA’s market-leading services. Together, Canon and Océ SA will create a new value added business unit that will work directly with customers in the professional and production printing sectors to help them realise the ambitions they have for their businesses.

This significant investment demonstrates Canon’s commitment to the region and to nurturing customer and partner relationships throughout South Africa and the rest of the African continent, offering expertise and infrastructure to empower opportunities in new markets.

Gian De Vallier, MD Canon SA 2Gian de Vallier, Managing Director of Canon South Africa says: “With this acquisition, Océ SA and Canon come together to create a formidable professional and production printing company in Africa. Océ SA is an excellent addition to the Canon Group and will play a key role in empowering Canon’s ambition to be the leading full service provider in the professional and production printing space. Canon will invest the necessary resources to enable customers to take full advantage of innovations in hardware, software and professional services developed by Canon together with the expertise of Océ SA.”

Dave Clark, the Managing Director of Océ SA adds that the acquisition formalises and enhances Canon and Océ SA’s combined offering: “It is the next step in the natural evolution of the partnership. The new unit within Canon South Africa will offer a broader range of products and solutions to its customer base. For Océ SA, it is an exciting prospect to be part of a large multi-national technology company which is recognised as a world-leader in imaging solutions and one of the most well respected global brands.”

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