Océ, a name born from innovation
Océ’s history goes back to 1857 when Lodewijk van der Grinten started a pharmacy in Venlo, The Netherlands. Many years later, after innovations in for example butter coloring and blueprint material, Lodewijk’s grandson Louis invented a diazo coating that required no ammonia component during the development.
The process was brought onto the market in 1930 under the name Océ, which was simply an abbreviation for “Ohne Componente”, or in English “Without Components”.
Océ, a name born from the innovation of its founders. Ever since the start of Lodewijk van der Grinten’s pharmacy innovation has been key for Océ’s success. By offering innovative print and document management products and services for professional environments, Océ enables its customers to manage their documents efficiently and effectively.