Upbeat Q2 at Oc



6 July 2006 – Amsterdam (NL): Océ has reported healthy revenues in its second quarter of €783.6 million ($1 billion), up from €640.4 million in Q2 last year.


Net income increased by 6.4 percent to €12.2 million.


CEO Rokus van Iperen said: "The favourable development of revenues in the second quarter illustrates the success of our strategy, which is based on expanding our distribution power and introducing innovative printing systems.


"Wide format printing systems again achieved excellent results. Both revenues and operating income developed favourably. Digital document systems showed healthy revenues growth in all areas.


"The integration of Océ Imagistics is proceeding as planned. We will achieve the synergy benefits planned for 2006. The integration will have a positive impact on the results for the second six months of this financial year."