OTC Group acquires three more Xerox iGen 5 Presses

OTC’s Adam Egan, VP, High-Performance Packaging, with Dana Noble, Creative Director, High-Performance Packaging, in front of the Xerox iGen 5 Press.
OTC’s Adam Egan, VP, High-Performance Packaging, with Dana Noble, Creative Director, High-Performance Packaging, in front of the Xerox iGen 5 Press.

To further expand its growing folding carton printing capacity in Canada and the United States, the OTC Group (London, Ontario) has acquired three additional Xerox iGen 5 Presses from Xerox Canada.

Xerox has been a core technology provider for the rapidly expanding data, marketing and packaging company since 2006. This additional technology will allow OTC to better meet its clients’ needs for faster turnaround times and dependable colour consistency.

The Xerox iGen 5 printing presses, with 24-pt capability, will produce pharmaceutical cartons serving OTC’s Brand Protection process, which extends the supply chain view to end users and consumers. OTC Brand Protection provides powerful consumer data back to the product manufacturer to be used for marketing and/or regulatory requirements.

The process integrates with a client’s current serialization scheme and doesn’t require material change to the manufacturer’s supply chain network.

Tim Graham.
Tim Graham.

The company also recently introduced Xerox’s XMPie and Free Flow Core to its workflow, augmenting an already robust in-house-built solution. The new printing presses will be installed at OTC’s locations in London, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan.

“The iGen platform has been a great fit for our overall growth strategy. It gives us the flexibility to run our diverse product set with ease, while allowing us to quickly add capacity when needed,” said Tim Graham, President and COO of the OTC Group. “Whether we’re printing direct mail, personalized food packaging or serialized pharmaceutical cartons, we have the confidence that we’ll deliver the quality that each job demands.”

Brad King.
Brad King.

“OTC Group has an amazing way of looking beyond the horizon at applications that will become significant opportunities in this marketplace,” said Brad King, Vice President of Graphic Communications Operations at Xerox Canada. “This type of thinking opens up new avenues of revenue and client value, and we’re proud that the OTC Group chooses Xerox technology and workflow solutions to enable production of its cutting-edge ideas and offerings.”

The Xerox iGen 5 complements the existing offerings within the iGen family – the Xerox iGen 150 and the Xerox iGen4 Diamond Edition – by continuing to expand the scope of applications that can be produced using Xerox’s production colour portfolio.

 

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.