Increasing demand for color printers|
"Expanding our volume production to China enables us to respond to the increasing demand for our color printers as well as reduce our costs," said Mikihiko Maeno, President and CEO of Oki Data Corp. "Expanding the production was necessary as we sold 200,000 printers to over 120 countries around the world last fiscal year, ended March 2005. Now that we have entered the rapidly growing color multi-functional printer market in Europe and in the U.S., we are expecting to sell 350,000 color printers and MFP's this fiscal year."
OSZ - Digital LED color printers
OSZ has been manufacturing monochrome LED printers as well as dot matrix printers, and is now expected to manufacture 40,000 digital LED color printers this fiscal year. With this combined role of manufacturing OSZ will produce 600,000 printers annually.
Developments of OKI Printing Solutions
OKI Printing Solutions also expects to further reduce costs and shorten delivery time by procuring components locally in China. In addition, by leveraging local EMS manufacturers, the company will minimize investment costs and establish a structure that is flexible to production fluctuations. With its original digital LED technology that enables compact, high-resolution, high-speed color page printing and by strengthening its sales channels, OKI Printing Solutions will continue to grow as a business printing solutions specialist providing the ideal solutions to its business customers.