Canon win £300K ‘green’ contract with law firm


30 August 2007 — Reigate (UK): Canon has been awarded a contract to implement a new print deployment system at the London office of international legal practice, Norton Rose LLP.


Using the office move from Moorgate to London Bridge as a springboard to realign its office printing strategy, Norton Rose required a solution that could increase fee-earners’ efficiency, meet its environmental targets and streamline procurement processes. After taking a comprehensive audit in competition with other providers in a competitive tender, Canon was awarded the contract.


The deal, worth £300,000 ($604,900), sees Canon install a total of 480 devices. Norton Rose LLP will benefit from a balanced deployment of colour and black and white multifunctional printers (MFPs) and desktop printers to ensure that the appropriate printer is used for each print job.


"In the run-up to the office move we looked at the way the lawyers were working and set performance targets that the supplier would need to meet in order to improve the overall efficiency of the firm’s substantial volume of printing. We also needed printing and software suppliers who could work well together and show a passion to complete the project in a very tight timescale. Canon’s solutions improve our overall efficiency, providing us with more transparency of who is printing what and most importantly enabling us to reduce the environmental impact of printing," said Anthony Salter, IT project manager, Norton Rose LLP.


The environmentally sound functionality of Canon’s machines also played a key part in the company’s selection of a supplier. Canon’s machines employ functions such as sleep mode which reduces energy consumption as well as maximising machine uptime.