As a major service provider to catalogers, we believe involvement and representation in industry organizations like the ACMA is crucial to helping our customers succeed," explained Volker Peterson, president and CEO of Brown. "It is more important than ever to have a unified voice that can represent catalogers and suppliers in a national forum.
4 INDUSTRY NEWS Canon supervised by a Steering Committee for the existing employment level of continued from page 2 composed of executives from Canon and Océ, excluding already announced Océ. The sales and service integration personnel reductions. The combination huge sales network in Asia as well as will be led by joint integration teams per will respect the existing rights of the mutual cross selling opportunities in region with initially two dedicated orga- employees of Océ, including applicable Europe and the United States. Our cus- nizations, respectively for the OIP and covenants with the Océ works councils tomers will benefit from an outstanding for the Océ division. and the unions, the applicable social product and services offering and our plans and collective labor agreements. employees will be offered appealing Océ and Canon do not expect that The combination will also respect the development opportunities.” there shall be any material negative current obligations with respect to the consequences as a result of the offer pension rights of Océ’s employees. Canon and Océ have similar back- grounds in corporate values with a client-oriented culture and a technology driven business model. Océ brings to the Brown Printing Joins ACMA merger its expertise and strengths in the areas of production printing, wide for- Brown Printing Co., a provider of mat printing and business services. Océ’s premedia, printing, distribution and value- strategy focuses on strengthening its dis- added solutions to the catalog market- tribution power, increasing product com- place, is now a member of the American petitiveness and improving operational Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA). excellence. The combination will provide Océ access to Canon’s sales and market- The ACMA is the primary voice of the catalog industry. Their mission is to provide ing network throughout Asia. members with representation on issues that directly concern immediate and long term commercial interests including postal rates, regulations and technical matters, Following the completion of the merger, regulatory and congressional relations, and innovative business oriented advances Océ will remain a separate legal entity and external threats. and will become a division within Canon with headquarters in Venlo (the “As a major service provider to catalogers, we believe involvement and representa- Netherlands). Océ will be responsible tion in industry organizations like the ACMA is crucial to helping our customers worldwide for wide format, commercial succeed,” explained Volker Peterson, president and CEO of Brown. “It is more printing and business services. Océ’s important than ever to have
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