Ricoh
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
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Public
Traded as
Industry Electronics
Founded Tokyo, February 6, 1936; 82 years ago (1936-02-06)
Headquarters Ch, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Shiro Kondo (Chairman)
  • Yoshinori Yamashita (President & CEO)
Products Copiers (such as plain paper copiers (PPCs)), printers (multi-functional printers (MFPs), laser printers and GELJET printers), production printing products and facsimile machines.
Revenue ¥2.063 trillion (Year ended March 31, 2018)
¥68.562 billion (Year ended March 31, 2018)
Number of employees
97,878 (as of March 31, 2018)
Website www.ricoh.com

The Ricoh Company, Ltd. (?, Kabushiki-gaisha Rik?) is a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company. It was founded by the RIKEN zaibatsu on 6 February 1936 as Riken Sensitized Paper (, Riken Kank?shi). Ricoh's headquarters are located in Ricoh Building in Ch, Tokyo.[1]

Ricoh produces electronic products, primarily cameras and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines, offers Software as a Service (SaaS) document management solutions such as DocumentMall, RicohDocs, document solutions such as GlobalScan, Print&Share[2] and also offers Projectors. In the late 1990s through early 2000s, the company grew to become the largest copier manufacturer in the world. During this time, Ricoh acquired Savin, Gestetner, Lanier, Rex-Rotary, Monroe, Nashuatec, IKON and most recently IBM Printing Systems Division / Infoprint Solutions Company. Although the Monroe brand was discontinued, products continue to be marketed worldwide under the remaining brand names. In 2006, Ricoh acquired the European operations of Danka for $210 million. These operations continue as a stand-alone business unit, under the Infotec brand.

History

The company was founded in 1936. Before relocating to Ch, Ricoh was first in Minato, Tokyo.[3] In 2006 Ricoh's headquarters moved to the Ricoh Building, a 25-story building in the Ginza area in Ch; there it occupies the same space as its sales offices.[4]

During the 1960s and 1970s Ricoh made wrist watches for both the Japanese domestic market and international markets, briefly entering into a partnership with Hamilton Watch Company, for the creation of the Ricoh Hamilton Electric watch.[5]

Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ricoh was the primary manufacturer of Pitney-Bowes copiers.

They have also manufactured copiers for Toshiba, fax machines for AT&T Corporation and Omnifax, as well as a wide variety of equipment for numerous other companies including duplicators for AB Dick.

They also manufactured the Ricoh 2A03 8-bit processor used in the Nintendo Entertainment System.

In 2003 Ricoh bought naming rights to the CNE Coliseum (now known as Coca-Cola Coliseum) in Toronto.

In 2004 Ricoh acquired Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd creating a new company, Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd.

In 2005 Ricoh bought the naming rights to the stadium/entertainment complex, home to Coventry City Football Club now called the Ricoh Arena.

In September 2005 Ricoh launched its newly designed logo for the Ricoh brand. The logo used before had been introduced in 1986.[6]

In November 2006, Ricoh announced the integration of the head office of Ricoh Europe B.V. (REBV) in Amstelveen, Netherlands, with NRG's European headquarters in London, United Kingdom. This was completed on April 1, with the former NRG HQ in London becoming the Strategic HQ and the former REBV HQ in Amstelveen becoming the Operational HQ. This mirrors a similar process which took place in the US with Lanier and Ricoh USA.

This integration was the first step within each country in Europe. A single country organization was created in Austria on July 1, 2007, the UK integration being currently in process and integration also taking place in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

On January 25, 2007, Ricoh announced purchase of IBM Printing Systems Division for $725 million and investment in a 3-year joint venture to form the new Ricoh subsidiary, InfoPrint Solutions Company, with a 51% share.

In February 2008, Ricoh partnered with PrinterOn to set up two new HotSpot printers: The SP C410DN-KP color printer and the SP 4100N-KP monochrome printer which allows Wi-Fi enabled users to print documents from any location.[7]

On August 27, 2008, Ricoh announced its intentions of acquiring IKON Office Solutions for $1.6 billion and later that year, on November 1, Ricoh completed the acquisition.[8][9]

In May 2011, Ricoh announced a cut of 10,000 jobs worldwide up to March 2014 from the current 40,000 workers in Japan and 68,900 others overseas. The company would also shift 15,000 workers to areas with more growth potential.

Japanese optical glass-maker Hoya Corporation said on July 1, 2011, it would sell its Pentax camera business to Ricoh, in a deal the Nikkei business daily said was worth about 10 billion yen ($124.2 million).[10] On July 29, 2011, Hoya transferred its Pentax imaging systems business to a newly established subsidiary called Pentax Imaging Corporation. On October 1, 2011, Ricoh acquired all shares of Pentax Imaging Corp. and renamed the new subsidiary Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.[11][12]

On October 1, 2011, Ricoh announced the establishment of Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD.[11] On August 1, 2013, the company name was changed to Ricoh Imaging Company Ltd.[13]

On January 8, 2016, Ricoh India stated they partnered with Siemens to offer digital lifecycle management software.[14]

On July 19, 2016, Ricoh India admitted to an estimated INR1,123 crore accounting fraud.[15] CEO and Managing Director Manoj Kumar, and Chairman Tetsuya Takano have resigned from Ricoh India as a result.[16]

On January 18, 2017, Ricoh Limited announced the acquisition[17] of Avanti Computer Systems, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, a leading provider of Print MIS (Management Information System) targeted for the production print market. The acquisition enabled Ricoh to further expand the value its production print workflow delivers to customers, as well as to help improve management efficiency and productivity of customers in the production printing market.

Operations

The Ricoh Group has sales and support, production, and research and development operations in nearly 180 countries. It has its world headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and regional headquarters in Japan, the Americas, Europe, China, and the Asia-Pacific.

Regional headquarters

  • Americas Regional Headquarters
    Ricoh USA, Inc., located in Malvern, PA, USA, covers the United States and Canada while Ricoh Latin America, located in South Florida, covers the Latin American countries
  • Europe Regional Headquarters
    Ricoh International B.V., located in Amstelveen, the Netherlands and London, U.K. covers Europe, Africa and Middle East
  • Asia/Pacific Regional Headquarters
    Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., located in Singapore, covers South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and China

Ricoh Research

Ricoh has many[quantify] technology- and customer-research groups around the world. For example, Ricoh Innovations, a research subsidiary of Ricoh Company, operates in Silicon Valley, California, focusing on technology, cloud, mobile solutions, and customer research.[]

Products

Ricoh Theta V and SC 360-degree omnidirectional camera
Caplio R6
Caplio GX100
Ricoh SD/MMC Card Reader Controller found in a Sony VAIO FW series Laptop

A partial list of products marketed to the public under the Ricoh brand includes:

  • Digital cameras
    • Compact
      • Ricoh Theta (360-degree compact - 14.5 megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio G3 (3.24-megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio G4 (3.24-megapixel)
      • Ricoh RDC-5300 (2.30-megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio Pro G3 GPS Camera, Network ready (3.24-megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio RX (3-megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio R1 (4-megapixel, also available as Rollei DR4)
      • Ricoh Caplio R1v (5-megapixel, also available as Rollei DR5)
      • Ricoh Caplio R2 (5-megapixel, larger screen, no viewfinder)
      • Ricoh Caplio R3 (5-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh Caplio R4 (6-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh Caplio R5 (7-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh Caplio R6 (7-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom, larger screen, super slim)
      • Ricoh Caplio R7 (8-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh R8 (10-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh R10 (10-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh CX1 (9-megapixel, 28-200 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh CX2 (9-megapixel, 28-300 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh CX3 (10-megapixel, 28-300 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh CX4 (10-megapixel, 28-300 equivalent zoom)
      • Ricoh Caplio GX (5.1-megapixel, also available as Rollei DR5100)
      • Ricoh Caplio GX8 (8-megapixel) 28-85mm equivalent zoom with 22 mm optional adaptor
      • Ricoh Caplio GX100 (10-megapixel) 24-72mm equivalent wide zoom with 19 mm optional adaptor
      • Ricoh GX200 (12-megapixel) 24-72mm equivalent wide zoom with 19mm and 135mm optional converter lenses. Replaced the GX100.
      • Ricoh Caplio 400G Wide (3.2-megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio 500SE (8-megapixel, 28-85mm equivalent zoom with 22 mm optional adaptor, GPS-ready)
      • Ricoh WG-M1
      • Ricoh G700
      • Ricoh WG-4
      • Ricoh WG-20
      • Ricoh WG-30
      • Ricoh WG-30W
    • GR Digital
      • Ricoh GR Digital (8-megapixel) 28 mm equivalent prime lens with 21 mm optional adaptor
      • Ricoh GR Digital II (10-megapixel) 28 mm equivalent prime lens with 21 mm optional adaptor
      • Ricoh GR Digital III (10-megapixel) 28 mm equivalent prime lens with f/1.9 aperture
      • Ricoh GR Digital IV (10-megapixel) 28 mm equivalent prime lens with f/1.9 aperture
      • Ricoh GR (16-megapixel) 28 mm equivalent prime lens with f/2.8 aperture
    • GXR interchangeable sensor system
  • GPS and camera All-in-one[18]
  • Film cameras
    Ricoh KR-10 Super TLS SLR camera
    • Ricoh 500 35mm rangefinder with rapid film advance and fast focusing
    • Ricoh 500G 35mm compact rangefinder
    • Ricoh Mirai (similar to Olympus AZ-4 zoom)
    • Ricoh Ricoh Singlex (Nikon F mount, made by Mamiya - same body as Nikkorex F, and Sears SLII)
    • Ricoh Ricoh Singlex TLS (M42 lens mount, same as Sears TLS)
    • Ricoh Ricoh Singlex II (M42 lens mount)
    • Golden Ricoh 16 subminiature camera.
Golden Ricoh 16mm camera
    • Ricoh KR-5 (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh KR-5 Super (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh KR-5 Super II (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh KR-10 (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh KR-10 Super (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh KR-30SP (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh GR film cameras (GR1, GR1s and GR1V, GR10, GR21)
    • Ricoh XR-1 (Pentax K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-2 (Pentax K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-2s (Pentax K mount)
    • Ricoh XR7 (Pentax K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-500 (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-10M (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-M (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-P (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-S (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh XR-X (R-K mount)
    • Ricoh FF-9D
  • Multifunction Products/Printers
    • Ricoh Aficio (Ricoh has used Aficio as a global brand since 1996.[19])
      • Ricoh Aficio MP C 2500
    • Ricoh Pro
  • DocumentMall (SaaS document-management)
    • Software as a Service (SaaS) Defined
    • Secure Storage--HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliant
    • Document Management
    • Industry Solutions
    • Accounts Payable Solution
  • Software Solutions
    • Print&Share (output management and security)
    • Streamline NX (Print Management and document-capture)
      Ricoh Print&Share intelligent virtual printer
    • GlobalScan (document-capture and distribution software)
  • Projectors
    • Mobile
      • PJ X2130
      • PJ WX2130
    • Desk-Edge and Short Throw
      • PJ X3340
      • PJ WX3340
      • PJ WX3340N
      • PJ X4240N
      • PJ WX4240N
      • PJ X3241
    • Ultra-short-throw Projectors
      • PJ WX4141
      • PJ WX4141N
      • PJ WX4141NI
    • Standard Installation
      • PJ WX5361N
      • PJ X537N
    • Conference Room
      • PJ WX6170N
      • PJ X6180N
  • Unified Communication Systems
    • P1000
    • P3000
    • P3500
    • Ricoh UCS App for tablet and smartphones
  • Interactive WhiteBoard
    • Ricoh InteractiveWhiteboard D5500
  • Ricoh Data Center Services

Sponsorships

Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England

References

  1. ^ "Company Data Archived 2009-02-05 at the Wayback Machine.." Ricoh. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Free-up more time for essential business tasks with Print&Share from Ricoh". Ricoh. November 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "Outline of Ricoh." Ricoh. May 16, 1997. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "Topics - Annual Report 2006." Ricoh. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "Hamilton Ricoh - Electric Watches." Retrieved on February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Transition of the Ricoh logo". Ricoh. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Ricoh and PrinterOn Announce Wi-Fi HotSpot Printers". PrinterInfo.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Ricoh to Acquire IKON Office Solutions, Inc". Ricoh. August 27, 2008. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "RICOH COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS, INC". Ricoh. November 1, 2008. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Reuters Ricoh to buy Pentax." Ricoh to buy Pentax from Hoya. July 1, Retrieved 2011 July 1, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Ricoh Establishes PENTAX RICOH I..." Ricoh Global. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Ricoh to acquire HOYA's PENTAX I..." Ricoh Global. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "COMPANY NAME CHANGE". Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Ricoh India ties up with Siemens to offer digital lifecycle management software". 8 January 2016. Retrieved – via Economic Times.
  15. ^ Choudhary, Shrimi (19 July 2016). "Ricoh India admits accounting violations, falsification of books". Business Standard. Mumbai. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ Jain, Upasana (25 July 2016). "Ricoh India chairman Tetsuya Takano resigns". Livemint. New Delhi. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ Ricoh. "Ricoh Acquires Avanti Computer Systems Limited". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved .
  18. ^ http://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/solutions/intellichoice.asp?pCatName=Sniaturolutions&tsn=
  19. ^ "Company History". Ricoh Company, Limited. 2013. Retrieved . Jul. 1996[:] Ricoh inaugurates Aficio as unified global brand for Ricoh products.
  20. ^ http://www.ricoh-eco.com/home.asp

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