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Canadian printer and integrated communications company The OTC Group acquires Xerox Automated Packaging Solution for iGen4 in North America

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Canadian printer and integrated communications company The OTC Group acquires Xerox Automated Packaging Solution for iGen4 in North America

September 09, 2013 - 01:11

TORONTO, ON, Sept. 9, 2013 (Press Release) -The OTC Group, a leading commercial printer and integrated communications firm in London, Ontario, has acquired the Xerox® Automated Packaging Solution for iGen4® to accommodate its new digital folding carton packaging division. Xerox's solution makes it possible for The OTC Group to offer more short-run digital folding carton packaging options to its clients in the consumer packaged goods, food and pharmaceutical industries.

"Market demand for innovative ways to differentiate products is growing in these industries, and promotional needs range from nationwide launches and regional brands, to specialty items and prototype products," said Tim Graham, president, The OTC Group.

According to Pira International Ltd.(1), the digital folding carton packaging industry is expected to grow at a rate of 24.1 percent between 2012 and 2016, and as demand grows, short run packaging needs to support inventory and cost management, as well as regional, local and low-volume products.

"The Xerox packaging solution puts us at the cutting edge of cross-media marketing, giving our clients - both large and private label brands - many more options to customize and personalize their packaging," Graham said. "Using data-driven marketing principles and practices, we can address our clients' needs end-to-end to help them get to market quickly and differentiate themselves from their competitors."

Benefits of Xerox's packaging solution include the:

  • Capability to reduce costs related to warehousing, storage and disposal of obsolete cartons - allowing brand owners to apply their marketing dollars to more valuable activities.

  • Opportunity to produce the entire print campaign, from creating the package to producing marketing collateral, such as point-of-sale signage.

  • Ability to support seasonally focused marketing campaigns and respond more rapidly in competitive markets.

About The OTC Group

Based in London, Ontario The OTC Group offers a suite of marketing-technologies as well as print and mail services that maximize the impact of variable and personalization in marketing. Serving an extensive network of automotive dealerships, representing all manufacturers, as well as other business-to-consumer verticals, OTC provides Options to Communicate through turn-key, on-demand systems. Client portals allow agencies and company marketing departments to create and fulfill marketing campaigns and to measure the effectiveness of campaign segments. Consistently achieving ROI in marketing through personalization and variable engagement technologies, the group achieves above average returns for their clients. Among the suite of OTC's products are engagement-focused mobile websites, fully-integrated cross-media personalized direct mail, direct-to-neighbor on-demand mail marketing and data list services.

About Xerox

Since the invention of Xerography 75 years ago, the people of Xerox have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organizations.

(1) "The Future of Folding Cartons: Market forecasts to 2016" Pira International Ltd. 2012.