PRINTER MANUFACTURER OCÉ, LOCATED IN VENLO IN THE NETHERLANDS, CONTRACTED CONVOI TO RELOCATE ONE OF ITS PRODUCTION LINES. IT SEEMS THAT CONVOI WAS THE ONLY BIDDER WITH THE ABILITY TO DISMANTLE, REASSEMBLE, INSTALL AND PROGRAM THE LINE. ‘THIS ONCE AGAIN TELLS US THAT INTEGRATING THE RELOCATIONS AND ELECTRICAL AND AUTOMATION (E&A) DIVISIONS WAS AN INSPIRED DECISION.’
‘Océ produces (custom-built) printers, copiers and supplies like toners and cartridges for the business sector’ Anthony Linckens, manager E&A, explains. ‘Since Océ was taken over by the Japanese company Canon, it has been expanding its ink business while downsizing its toner production. As two toner production lines, divided across two production halls, had to be integrated into one production hall, one complete production line had to be moved on site.’ And since Convoi Industrial Relocations (IR) had done some lifting work for Océ in the past, the printer company asked Convoi to submit an offer for this particular job, just when its Electrical and Automation Division was up and running. ‘Océ was looking for a contractor who could do the lot’, Linckens continues.
‘The assignment consisted of dismantling, reassembling, installing and programming the production line.’ In sum, a task the combined Convoi divisions could handle with ease. Operating system enhanced It took a 20- man strong Convoi team to complete this assignment, consisting of dismantling and reassembling the production lines. Next, there was the cabling, connecting and programming of the machine’s operating system to take care of. ‘While we were at it, we also updated the operating system and made a number of improvements so that we could present the client with a production line that was fully up and running.’ anufacturing industry ‘With this particular assignment, we contributed to enhancing efficiency at Océ’, Linckens concludes. ‘Océ is one of the pillars under the Limburg manufacturing industry.
‘The assignment consisted of dismantling, reassembling, installing and programming the production line.’ In sum, a task the combined Convoi divisions could handle with ease.
Historically Convoi has had a close connection with the manufacturing industry in the Southern part of the Netherlands. It is gratifying to see that, by adjusting its strategy, Océ is able to keep its production in-house and that the manufacturing industry in this region does have a rosy future. At Océ, we proved that Convoi has no problems bringing assignments that require a variety of technical disciplines to a successful conclusion. This particular contract will serve us well in terms of getting future contracts from similar companies in the Netherlands and beyond.’