|Alden was founded in 1832 by
Henry Alden, a devout Baptist; he used the Press
to publish his own anti-slavery pamphlets. In the
1920s the company established a reputation as a
book printer, forming a close relationship with
the publishers Jonathan Cape. The company later
added academic journals and commercial colour work
to its list of specialist capabilities, whilst investing
in new technologies along the way.
In 1974 Alden opened a second office in Northampton
to build a dedicated technical typesetting operation
for medical and scientific journals. This business
formed the basis of Alden Prepress Services which
is now one of the largest technical typesetters
in the world.
Seeing the economical and service benefits of
India, Alden established a typesetting, data capture
and editorial operation in Chennai, Southern India.
Alden Prepress Services started in Mylapore, Chennai
in late 1998 with less than 20 staff but quickly
grew, moving a year later to its present offices
in T. Nagar where it now employs more than 500
staff. Alden now processes over half a million
pages a year.
Today, OKS Prepress typesets around 400 medical
and scientific journal titles for many of the
world's leading academic publishers.
Innovation has been the key for continued success
of OKS. We seek to diversify and create new
business vertical's where there are synergies
with our own organization. We have moved into
Healthcare office solutions with Medical transcription
for the USA and UK HMOs, Medical coding and software
development. We currently produce over 75,000
lines per day for the NHS.
Alden Prepress Services Private limited has been
taken over by OKS Group in 2007 and it has been changed to OKS Prepress Services. The change has
brought with its new drive, dedication and vision.
This new approach to business development has
led to a migration from micromanagement to macro
management. This enables us to serve the clients
better. The bigger groups have been divided into
smaller groups to give more attention and dedicated
services to the clients.
The future for OKS Prepress promises to be as exciting
and challenging as the last 175 years!