Market leader document and information management
Dutch Océ is now one of the world’s leading companies in the field of document and information management. The company develops products and services for efficient and effective exchange of information. The company is active in more than eighty countries and has research and production centers in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, the United States and Japan. Océ has over 20,000 employees worldwide and achieved in 2010 a turnover of € 2.7 billion and a loss of € 124 million. Océ was also listed on the Euronext Amsterdam.
In November 2009, the Japanese company Canon made a takeover bid on Océ. The offer of approximately 730 million euros received the approval of the Océ management and supervisory board. However, it was not until December 2011 that Canon was able to convince a last minority shareholder with an increased bid, so that the remaining shares could be acquired in January 2012. The listing of Océ was canceled on 14 February 2012.