Océ Heritage Foundation links the past of Océ to the present and the future
The Océ Heritage Foundation was established in June 2018 with the aim of safeguarding and presenting the heritage of Océ. The foundation will also promote the innovative quality of Océ’s products to customers, the job market and society.
The board consists of Marcel Pennings (Chairman), Reinie Wieringa (Secretary), Carlo Schaeken (Treasurer), Ernst Ullersma (Member), Eric de Goeijen (Member) and Elsemieke van Rossum (Member).
The foundation presents the heritage of Océ at various locations.
Océ Museum as a showcase
The most important showcase of the foundation is Océ Museum, St.Urbanusweg 17 (gate 35). Thanks to the efforts of about forty active volunteers and employees and Museum Director and Curator, Jolijn Brouwers, the Océ Museum is the location where the story of Océ can be experienced. The new exhibition “Experience the 7 innovation steps of Océ” has been opened in May 2022.
The Pulse of Innovation
In addition to the Océ Museum, Océ’s heritage will also be displayed in other places within Canon Production Printing and Venlo. In the summer of 2018, for example, the exhibition ‘The Pulse of Innovation’ was opened in the hall of the CEC (2K). It is a result of BU Marketing & Communication’s collaboration with Océ Museum. The focus is on Océ’s groundbreaking technological innovations, from 1877 to the present. A special Océ heritage piece is included in the exhibition. A Rétocé M2 (Dromedary) from 1938, completely renovated by the volunteers of the Océ Museum, links the past of Océ with the contemporary equipment that can be admired in the CEC.