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30 Years of Innovation in the EMEA Region

Thirty years ago

In 1984, OKI established itself in Europe located in Düsseldorf as part of the OKI group's globalisation strategy.

At this time OKI's core printer business was centred around Dot Matrix printers. 

These ribbon based impact printers were and continue to be so robust, they work in any environment, go on for several years and are still a core part of OKI's business today.

1990 was a key year for the EMEA organisation.

The group was determined to achieve its vision of globalisation and the purchase of Technitron, a trading company specialising in processing equipment, signified OKI’s clear strategy for global expansion into Europe. 

Through this purchase, OKI absorbed the sales subsidiaries of Technitron in 7 European countries – Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. 

This new network covered 80% of printer sales in Europe, making it a fundamental turning point for OKI’s position in the printer market and was to become the company’s most phenomenal area of expansion and success to date.  

From this expansion OKI’s printer business continued to grow from strength to strength and today OKI Europe has operations in 23 countries within EMEA and is celebrating three decades of innovation including the ground-breaking launch of Europe’s first LED printer in 1989 and several more ground-breaking ‘industry firsts'.

OKI Europe - Leading Innovation with Ground Breaking Technology

OL400/OL800, Europe's first LED printers
OKIPage 4w, the world’s smallest printer with a footprint the size of a piece of A4 paper
OKIPage 8c, OKI’s first digital LED colour printer, two times faster than its competitors
OKIFAX5750/5950, world’s first real time internet fax
OKI C5000 series groundbreaking small workgroup colour printers
OKI C3000 Series putting fast, affordable desktop colour in reach of European users
C5500 MFP - world’s first A4 colour MFP
C8600 - Europe’s A3 colour page printer at half the size and half the price of its competitors

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