Ricoh Co. Ltd. was established on February 6, 1936. The Ricoh Group consists of 272 companies.
The Ricoh Group engages in global-scale activities including the development, production, marketing, after-sales service and recycling of office equipment, including copiers and printers, information equipment, optical devices, and other electronic equipment, in five regions around the world.
Ricoh Corporation achievements of the 20th Century:
1936 – Begins marketing sensitised paper
1941 – Starts production of optical devices and equipment
1947 – Develops first camera, a twin lens model RICOHFLEX III
1953 – Enters Office Equipment Market with RICOPY 101 diazo copier
1960 – Introduces Offset Duplicator
1964 – Introduces RICOH BS-1, the first electrostatic copier
1972 – Invents Fax Machine & launches RIFAX 600S
1978 – Launches the RICOPY DT1200 wet-type plain paper copier
1984 – World’s First Plain Paper Fax Machine RIFAX 1300
1988 – Launches the COLOR 5000, colour analogue copier
1993 – Launches range of digital multifunctional products
1999 – Launches range of high speed digital colour laser multifunctional devices
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Today, Ricoh is a truly international company. It fosters genuine partnerships with its customers through exceptional standards of service. With the technical ability and IT knowledge on their team, these companies can reduce costs, eliminate waste and streamline processes.
The company is always thinking ahead. It is designing products and services tailored to specific industries, emerging markets and businesses large and small. It is creating solutions that answer local needs and breathing new life into established forms of knowledge sharing. Through cloud computing, remote monitoring, and other innovations, information has become more mobile, and more personal.
The company views business, society and the planet as interconnected. It strives to be a company people are proud to work for, going beyond compliance to encourage responsible growth wherever possible. By linking its commitment to forward-thinking business strategies, it promotes development that is profitable and sustainable at customer sites as well as its own operations.