Powerful Plan Pays Off For Canadian In-Plant
Wayne Guiney, manager of Office Services at Toronto’s Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), made the decision to turn his in-plant into a full digital shop in 2004. He replaced a mix of offset equipment with a pair of Xerox Nuveras, a DocuColor 5252 and two FreeFlow scanning units.
Earlier this year, he knew the time had come again to give the in-plant an overhaul. In March, OPG representatives met with Xerox, bringing to the table a plan to consolidate several service agreements with the intent of reducing spending by $1 million over five years. The company’s Office Services department played a key role in getting the deal done for the parent company.
“Feeling there was an opportunity to upgrade my 5252 DocuColor, I met with Xerox and formulated a plan that would see us enter into four new equipment leases with reduced service rates and a real savings on our current monthly leases to the tune of $50,000 per year over five years,” Guiney explains. “We acquired the DocuTech 128 spot color with interposer, the DocuColor 8000, two new Nuvera EAs [a 100 and a 120] and both FreeFlows were upgraded.”
Guiney, who has managed corporate services for more than 35 years, points out that he aggressively measured and compared numerous digital production equipment vendors before deciding Xerox was the right choice for his shop. He feels the company’s products “are at the leading edge of reliability, performance and serviceability.”
The manager backs those claims up with numbers: production off the DocuTech 128 has increased by 20 percent with the added feature of printing black and red and the availability of extra paper/insert drawers.
“We moved in this direction because of the value and volume of numbered NCR and bond forms we were outsourcing and, of course, finishing of the projects,” Guiney says. “We were spending between $30,000 and $45,000 annually for these services, which we now can perform in-house.”