De Beers had been an Apogee client for a number of years. Following Anglo American’s takeover of the company, the newly formed, larger organisation found itself in a situation where it had two suppliers in place.
Anglo American recognised that this could lead to inefficiencies and that they needed to consolidate the print fleet. Cost control, management, reduced waste and document security across the entire organisation were the key requirements.
By going to tender, Anglo American was keen to test the market and compare the offerings of Apogee, its existing supplier and other competitors. Anglo had already conducted its own internal audit of document production, removing the need for the Apogee team to take this step.
Having reviewed the audit data, Apogee utilised this data to formulate a bespoke solution that closely mirrored what was already in place at De Beers. Our unique knowledge and experience had given us a clear view of the company’s likely challenges and enabled us to make the most suitable recommendations, ensuring that Apogee was awarded the contract.
By partnering with Apogee, Anglo American is able to benefit from reduced document production costs, lower levels of waste printing and improved efficiency. Printing across the organisation can now be managed and tracked centrally, giving far greater control.
The follow-you print solution has been extended to provide the company with secure printing capabilities. With all documents now protected by card readers, this ensures that all printed materials can only be accessed by the originating user.