Data Group Makes Major Xerox Investment

PrintAction Staff
January 12, 2016
By PrintAction Staff
With the new iGen 5 are Data Group’s (left to right) Steve Wittal, Senior Vice President, Sales; Leigh Busch, Vice President Commercial & ODS Operations; and Alan Roberts, Senior Vice President, Operations.
With the new iGen 5 are Data Group’s (left to right) Steve Wittal, Senior Vice President, Sales; Leigh Busch, Vice President Commercial & ODS Operations; and Alan Roberts, Senior Vice President, Operations.
The DATA Group, headquartered in Brampton, Ont., has invested $6.7 million to acquire multiple new Xerox presses, which Xerox describes as one of the single largest toner-production upgrades by a Canadian printing company in 2015.

Installations of the new Xerox equipment, which are to be used across Data Group’s nine production facilities in Canada and Chicago, began in December 2015. The DATA Group has approximately 1,400 employees and generates around $313 million in annual revenue. All of the Xerox systems are built around Xerox FreeFlow Core workflow software.

“The biggest thing we’re getting from this deal is improved productivity, primarily from having a single, consistent workflow,” said Alan Roberts, Senior VP, Operations, The DATA Group. “We’re also getting more capacity, and we’re getting an expanded colour gamut, to closely match brand colours that we couldn’t match before with Xerography.”

The expanded colour gamut, according to the companies, largely comes from the optional fifth toner stations on the Xerox iGen 5 presses acquired by DATA Group. The fifth toner station enables either orange, green or blue in addition to CMYK, which enables the iGen 5s to more accurately match up to 90 percent of the Pantone Plus Coated library.
 
In addition to the iGens, DATA Group acquired the following Xerox printing systems: Versant 80 Press, Color C75 Press, DocuPrint180MX Enterprise Printing System, D125 Copier/Printer, D136 Printer, inline/near-line C. P. Bourg booklet making solution, and several Xerox workflow products, including Xerox FreeFlow Core and the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server.

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