FedEx Office Adds Print Technology and Workforce
Wins primary contract from Boeing to provide nationwide print solutions.
FedEx Office reports that it is deploying new grand-format inkjet printing devices to its centralized productions centers across the country for producing rigid signs, banners, posters, point-of-purchase materials, oversized prints, and more. And, the company reports, it’s expanding its workforce by hiring more team members.
The new equipment scheduled for installation by spring includes Agfa Graphics' Jeti 3020 Titan inkjet printers and Zünd G3 M-2500 digital table cutters. FedEx Office “will leverage this technology to produce a variety of signage and oversized prints for various customers, from big box retailers with multiple locations across the country to large corporations and small businesses,” it indicated in its press release.
The company was recently awarded a four-year contract from Boeing, the aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems. Effective March 1, FedEx Office will serve as Boeing’s primary print provider, producing operations, sales, and large- and grand-format printed materials.
“FedEx Office offers a broad range of print solutions that meet the needs of customers of all sizes, and we’re continuously enhancing both our production and retail network as well as our support structure to make that happen,” says Aimee DiCicco, vice president of sales for FedEx Office. “We’ve got the depth and breadth to deliver customized solutions for our customers. Our corporate print solutions are a perfect fit for Boeing’s needs and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to leverage our capabilities for this leading Fortune 100 company.”
Since May 2010, FedEx Office has deployed nearly 8000 new printing devices to its US and Canada locations; it recently installed new automated finishing equipment at its offset printing facility. According to a Fact Sheet on the company’s website, FedEx Office has more than 30 Centralized Production Centers across the US for large-scale copy/finishing projects and an additional 15 large-volume Sign & Graphics flagship locations for complex sign and graphics orders between 30 and 5000 units. In all, FedEx Office has more than 1900 locations throughout the world.