Canon and Océ To Merge
news update Canon and Océ announced that they have reached conditional
agreement to combine their printing activities through a fully self-
funded, public cash offer by Canon for all the Shares of Océ for
approximately € 730 million.
“Through the merger of Canon and Océ, we believe that we will
be able to realize clear benefits, not only in the area of R&D, but also
in terms of product mix and marketing and are confident that this
winning combination will contribute greatly to our goal of becom-
ing the overall No. 1 presence in the printing industry,” said Tsuneji
Uchida, president and COO, Canon.
Following the completion of the merger, Océ will remain a
separate legal entity and will become a division within Canon with
headquarters in Venlo, the Netherlands. Océ will be responsible
Point Imaging Receives worldwide for wide-format, commercial printing, and business ser-
vices. Canon's Large Format Printing will be integrated in the Océ
PIA 2009 web2award Production Printing Division over time.
Point Imaging was named a Best in The integration will take place over the coming three years.
Category winner in the best static web- www.oce.com ❖ www.canon.com
site for companies under 10 million cat-
egory in the inaugural web2awards by
the Print Industries of America. Agfa Graphics to Acquire Gandi
“We are very proud of this achieve- Agfa Graphics reached an agreement to acquire most of the assets
ment,” said Marco Perez, director of Gandi Innovations Holdings LLC’s North American operations and
of marketing for Point Imaging. “We the shares of its principal foreign subsidiaries. It is subject to regula-
launched our new site in March and tory and court approval and the successful closing of the transaction.
have seen a rise in traffic and opportuni- The price of the transaction is not being disclosed at this point of
ties over the past several months. The time, but it will have no major impact on Agfa's financial debt.
response has been amazing.” "This is an important step in implementing our Inkjet growth strat-
The design and functionality of the egy. As our own portfolio consists of entry-level and high-end inkjet
site was a collaboration between Point systems, Gandi Innovations’ mid-range systems are a 100 percent
Imaging’s marketing department and complementary fit with our existing inkjet technology," said Richard
Golden Technologies of Valparaiso, IN. Barham, vice president inkjet, Agfa Graphics.
One feature of the website that drew www.agfa.com ❖ www.gandinn