Canon to Acquire Océ SA

Canon SA will acquire its four-year distribution partner Océ SA, a provider of products and services for the printing industry, to create a new value added business unit that will work directly with customers in the professional and production printing sectors in South Africa.

According to Canon’s statement, this acquisition brings together Canon’s technology and expertise with Océ SA’s market-leading services. 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 (pictured), Managing Director of Canon South Africa said, “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.”


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