This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of November 2009)

 

Dang, it's been ten year since Canon bought OCE.  Interesting that it took ten years to finally retire the OCE brand.

Ten years ago I was blogging about the War for A4, I also find it interesting that the war has been going on for 10 years now, and finally people are starting to pay attention.

Enjoy These awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Minolta Holdings, which is in a business alliance with Oce. "Konica Minolta procures high-end production printing machines from Oce, while Oce procures lower-end machines from Konica Minolta," Mizuho Securities analyst Ryosuke Katsura said. "(The) chances are Canon machines will replace Konica Minolta gear in this relationship," he said. Production printers, or digital commercial printers, are used to print such documents as product manuals and direct mail quickly and in large volume, and are a fast
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Weekend Industry Notes from the week ending 11/15/09

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the area for $43 million. - Ricoh announced that it has sold an Aficio C900 production color system to GAM Printers, a print shop in Sterling, Virginia. - Ricoh announced it is forming a Business Process Automation Group, as part of its Document Solutions & Services Division. “BPA is a true value-add for Ricoh customers because we’re able to offer a suite of services from consultation to sales to implementation under one roof” said Mark Miller, Senior VP & Deputy General Manager at Ricoh. Ricoh’s
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

said the deal is positive for Canon, while potentially negative for rival Japanese copier and printer maker Konica Minolta Holdings, which is in a business alliance with Oce. "Konica Minolta procures high-end production printing machines from Oce, while Oce procures lower-end machines from Konica Minolta," Mizuho Securities analyst Ryosuke Katsura said. "(The) chances are Canon machines will replace Konica Minolta gear in this relationship," he said. Production printers, or digital commercial
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

bidder entering the arena. Canon's offer values Oce at 5.4 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). This compares to an average of 7.5 times EBITDA for the peer group, analysts at SNS Securities calculated. Konica Minolta (4902.T), which has a cross-selling agreement with Oce, said it was not interested in entering a bidding war and Xerox (XRX.N) has recently made a major acquisition in the U.S.. That leaves Ricoh (RICO.BO) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N) as the
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Canon deal may up ante for Xerox

Canon deal may up ante for Xerox Matthew Daneman – Staff writer Business – November 17, 2009 - 3:00am One of Xerox Corp.’s biggest business rivals is planning to buy another. Japanese electronics giant Canon Inc. announced Monday it will purchase Dutch production printing company Oce NV for $1.1 billion. Each company goes head to head with Xerox in a particular segment of the printing industry, with Canon being a major player in office equipment and Oce specializing in particularly high-end
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Konica Minolta and Nuance launch eCopy document imaging software for integrated MFPs

, in the United Kingdom through a direct sales force and a network of independent dealerships. Konica Minolta digital imaging systems are manufactured in Japan and China. All are ISO9002 accredited for quality procedures. UK turnover for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is in excess of £150 million, placing the company fifth in the digital copier market with a 6.8 per cent share of the black and white market and a dominant 30.5 per cent share of the colour market (not including colour
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Purchasing - Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier’s New Printers, C

Purchasing - Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier’s New Printers, Copiers, Facsimile Devices Agreements 20.11.09 | 15:05 Uhr Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for printers, copiers and facsimile devices have been awarded to Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A Inc. Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for printers, copiers and facsimile devices have been awarded to Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. of
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

manufacturing and key management will remain in place. Océ will be responsible worldwide for wide format, commercial printing and business services. Canon's Large Format Printing will functionally be integrated in the Océ Production Printing Division ("Océ division") over time. Océ's office activities will be integrated in Canon's Office Imaging Products (OIP) division. Océ had 2008 sales of 2.9 billion euros, one seventh of Canon's revenue from imaging products and printers. The integration of both
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Bid? Konica Minolta Holdings Inc., the Japanese lens and office- equipment maker that has a business partnership with Oce, said yesterday it has no plan to counter Canon’s offer. Canon fell 0.3 percent to 3,460 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Oce added 0.3 percent, to 8.60 euros in Amsterdam trading. It surged 70 percent on Nov. 16 after Canon announced its offer. “We believe that our offer, as was agreed by Oce’s management and supervisory boards, is sufficient,” Canon said in an e-mailed
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Canon Pulls the Rug out from KonicaMinolta "MFP WARS"

I was just on the phone with a friend of mine in upstate NY, can you guess what we were discussing, yup you got it the Canon/Oce deal. Think about this, when Xerox bought Global, Ricoh was the big loser. When KonicaMinolta bought Danka, Canon was a loser, along come Ricoh with the acquisition of Ikon and Canon got their clocks cleaned and now Canon agrees to buy OCE and KonicaMinolta gets hammered! The only one who hasn't lost is Xerox! Funny how these things happen. Many months ago there were
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Canon Forums

Just wanted to reach out to all of the Canon members on the P4P Hotel. By asking questions in a forums we can start a very lively dicussion for Canon products. Keep in mind that your discussions can't be viewed by Ricoh, Toshiba or Xerox, unless there are dual line dealers. Over the years the Ricoh forums have excelled, because members take the time to ask questions in the forums, someone will post an answer, then someome will have a comment and bang the forums are thriving and everyone is
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Samsung announces premier color multifunction printer for high speed offices

workgroups in large corporate environments and for copy-intensive small-to-mid size businesses," said Doug Albregts, vice president, Information Technology Division, Samsung Electronics America Inc. "Along with being one of the fastest digital color printers on the market, the CLX-8540ND also bridges the gap between Letter/Legal verses Ledger printers by including advanced printer and copier features usually only found on larger machines. What we've done is simplify the selection process for IT
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Re: Rumor has it.....

Here's some predictions: Believe it or Not! KonicaMinolta aquires Toshiba MFP Business Kyocera aquires Sharp MFP Business HP makes hostile Bid for Xerox And then there were The Final Five!
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

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-Big boost to Canon's Production biz -Decent boost to Canon's Direct sales -Big FU to Konica and its OEM/Production units (Oce arguably KM's #1 reseller) -Big Benefit of having just $119M in debt (Canon=0.4% debt load) -the 730 Euro price is barely above Oce's 704E debt - Both Ricoh and KM were deemed too financially unstable to bid on Oce -Hp and Kyocera may counter offer, but unlikely -Wow
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

strategic business units (SBUs): Commercial Printing Systems, Wide Format Printing Systems (including Canon’s portfolio), and Business Services. It remains to be seen whether Canon’s relatively new services business will be rolled into the Océ Business Services SBU. Océ, as a wholly owned division of Canon, will maintain its current responsibility for portfolio marketing, sales and services and the management of the SBUs will report to the Océ corporate board. Océ will lead R&D and manufacturing
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Copiers Could Be a Key to District 205 Cost Savings

Copiers Could Be a Key to District 205 Cost Savings Office supplies might end up being one of the main ways the Galesburg School District is able to save some money in what otherwise could be a tough budget period. District-205 Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Guy Cahill told the school board's Budget Committee Tuesday bids have come back on the proposed lease of a new set of copy machines -- this, following the district's current lease expiring back in January. Cahill told
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GAM Printers Inc. Takes Delivery of a RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer From IKON

GAM Printers Inc. Takes Delivery of a RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer From IKON (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) November 16th, 2009 MALVERN, Pa.—-IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced that GAM Printers, Inc of Sterling, Virginia, has installed a RICOH Pro C900 digital color printer, giving them the versatility, superior quality and fast turnaround times needed to meet their customers’ wide range of variable data and creative design and printing needs.
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Konica Minolta employees donate

Konica Minolta employees donate Nov. 20th, 2009 at 2:40 PM Employees of Konica Minolta in Windsor held a Turkey and a Twenty drive and delivered 148 turkeys to Foodshare today. Enthusiastic Foodshare volunteers helped unload and stack the entire pallet of frozen birds and then paused to pose for a photo! Thanks to everyone at Konica Minolta for your efforts!
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You're now selling Managed Print Services "Your Thoughts Now"

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Canon Buyout Marketing Dollars

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Just wondering if anyone has run into Canon direct operations claiming they have a special marketing fund to tap into for buyouts to target selected clients? We all know that buyouts are part of the game, but if they have funds that are off the price book it can really create an unusual challenge...this is a Canadian deal but I am guessing this type of plan would be across NA. Our deal is a Kyocera deal. I knew they were targeting Ricoh/Ikon users. Are they going after anyone now? Thanks
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Wilmington native joins business as specialist

headquarters at 100 Reservoir Park, Rockland, MA and has more than 37 years experience serving the document imaging needs of businesses throughout Massachusetts. In addition to a full line of Konica Minolta, Muratec and Lexmark equipment, Bay Copy provides comprehensive managed print services programs for customers looking to reduce both their per-print price of generating information and their labor costs. Bay Copy provides consultation services and offers their clients detailed print assessment and
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

William Mitting, printweek.com, 23 November 2009 Shares in press manufacturer Océ are trading at a slight premium to the 8.60 euro a share offer from Canon, indicating the market anticipates Canon may be forced to raise its bid. Last week, Orbis, a 10% shareholder in Océ said that it believed the bid "significantly undervalued" Océ, despite a general impression that the bid was a strong one in order to deter a counter bid from Konica Minolta. Canon requires acceptance from 85% of its
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Managing printing also crucial

Managing printing also crucial As Ingle said, IDC’s research suggests that cost control is going to remain a major factor for most if not all businesses. Also they must be sustainable both financially and environmentally. Bob Roth, vice president of strategic technology sourcing at Viacom, presented a snapshot of his company’s transition to managed print services. Viacom’s corporate copier contract was due to expire; at the same time, the company wanted to streamline its printing and copying
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Multifunctional Copier Rental

All-In-One Large Office Copier, 25 pages per minute. Black-and-white printing, black-and-white copying, color scanning, black-and-white faxing, color printing, color copying. http://p4photel.com/eve/forums...=675109891#675109891
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Ricoh Americas Corporation Launches Business Process Automation Group

Ricoh Americas Corporation Launches Business Process Automation Group Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced the creation of a Business Process Automation (BPA) Group. Aligning under Ricoh's Document Solutions and Services Division (DSSD), BPA combines consulting services and technical resources with an experienced sales force to help current and prospective customers analyze their document management operations. In addition, BPA helps customers
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EIS Quatra Color Wide Format MFP Saves the Day!

Another repost for ya, btw the way we're killin it with sales, now we have to keep it rolling!! I just finished my first install on the EIS Quatra "M" series from Paradigm Imaging. This is an awesome unit! The ease of set-up and install is exceptional along with the configuration of scan, print and copy drivers! First, we had the unit dropped shipped to the customers location, this was a great savings since the shipment did not... go here for rest of blog
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North American MPS Market Sees 27 Percent Growth, Canada 30 Percent

North American MPS Market Sees 27 Percent Growth, Canada 30 Percent Special version of MPS Market Report now available for dealers and resellers Lexington, KY (MMD Newswire) November 20, 2009 -- The North American market continues to grow at a remarkable 27 percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), according to the latest Managed Print Services (MPS) research from the Photizo Group. The new "2009 Managed Print Services Summary Report" looks at market size, share and forecast analysis for
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Re: Rumor has it.....

quote: Originally posted by vwrome: Ricoh Aquires Kodak It could happen, and may now have to happen with Ricoh. Or could KonicaMinolta HAVE to buy Kodak?
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

[LIST] How much marketshare could KM lose? How does KM counterstrike? Is Sharp, Kyocera or Toshiba now willing to get out of the business Geez, KM may be right back to where they were 5 years ago!
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

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Konica Minolta Says It Has No Plan to Counter Oce Bid (Update1) By Mariko Yasu Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Konica Minolta Holdings Inc., the Japanese lens and office-equipment maker, said it has no plan to counter Canon Inc.’s offer to buy Oce NV for 730 million euros ($1.1 billion). “There’s no plan to make an offer to Oce at the moment,” Minoru Ikehara, a spokesman at the Tokyobased company, said by phone today. While Konica Minolta had considered an acquisition of the Venlo, Netherlands-based
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Re: Canon Buyout Marketing Dollars

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Yes, they have a pool of dollars to target any IKON account, Xerox direct, or any acquired dealer by these corporate goofs. We are a Ricoh and Canon dealer so we even get the Canon generosity. I can always be emailed for further information.
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Canon & Oce Deal

It seems the purchase of Oce will go through, now with that purchase and the agreement that Canon announced a few months ago, coupled with the addition of many new Canon Dealers.
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Canon & Oce "Was this a good deal or a not so good deal?"

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John Buonomo jailed for stealing coins from copiers

John Buonomo jailed for stealing coins from copiers Penny for pol’s thoughts? By Laurel J. Sweet Thursday, November 19, 2009 - Updated 10h ago Laurel J. Sweet has been featured in the ABC miniseries "Boston 24/7" and the 9-11 documentary motion picture "Looking For My Brother." For the chump change he was caught on camera tapping from copiers and the cash he stole from struggling taxpayers who voted him into his $110,220 job, John Buonomo, former Middlesex register of probate, was sentenced to
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Thoughts about the Canon/OCE deal?

What goes going on out there, what have you heard in reference to the pending Canon aquisition? Good, Bad, let me know.
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Obama picks Xerox CEO Burns for education role

Obama picks Xerox CEO Burns for education role (AP) – 3 hours ago NORWALK, Conn. — President Barack Obama on Monday tapped Xerox Chief Executive Ursula Burns to help lead an education initiative aimed at helping students excel at science, technology, engineering and math. The so-called STEM initiative will be led by Burns, former Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett, Time Warner Cable Inc. CEO Glenn Britt and former astronaut Sally Ride. Burns, a mechanical engineer, joined Xerox as a student intern
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Quanta Storage Loses Patent Lawsuit to Ricoh

Quanta Storage Loses Patent Lawsuit to Ricoh Quanta Storage Inc. lost two patent lawsuits to Japan?s Ricoh and is ordered to pay $14.50 million as damages, the company said in a statement. A US Court in Wisconsin on November 20 made a judgment that Quanta Storage, the largest Taiwan-based ODM/OEM maker of slim-type optical disc drives, should pay US$14.5 million to compensate Japan-based Ricoh for infringement of the latter's patents. Quanta Storage, the largest slim-type ODD maker in Taiwan
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A2iA Named a Finalist for KMWorld Magazine’s KM Promise Award

A2iA Named a Finalist for KMWorld Magazine’s KM Promise Award Because of A2iA DocumentReader’s Worldwide Successes KM Promise Award honors organizations that provide innovative technology solutions and help organizations realize improved business processes. NEW YORK, August 25, 2009 – A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent classification of paper documents, announced today it was named a finalist for
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Coates receives $50,000

Coates receives $50,000 Coates Toners, Dallas, has received a $50,000 investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania to help the company install a new color printer toner production line. Coates Toners currently produces monochrome toner for non-impact printers and copiers.
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HP Q4 Profit Climbs 14%; Boosts FY10 Outlook

(RTTNews) - According to market research firm Gartner, Inc. (IT), worldwide PC shipments increased in the third quarter by 0.5% year-over-year to 80.9 million units. HP continued to lead the worldwide PC market with market share of 19.9%, followed by Acer with 15.4% market share and Dell with 12.8% market share, Gartner said. However, Dell was the top PC vendor in the U.S., the world's largest PC market, in the third quarter, with a market share of 26.2%. In its preliminary fourth quarter
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Here's the deal

Three systems, customer just wants hi speed data printing. Players: imagrePRESS 1125, Bizhub1200 and Ricoh PRO1357 Whats wrong here? Why is the pricing for the imagePRESS almost double of the others?

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