Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Type Public TYO: 7752
Industry Electronics, Imaging
Founded Tokyo, Japan (February 6, 1936)
Headquarters Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people Masamitsu Sakurai Chairman, Shiro Kondo President & CEO
Products Imaging solutions
Digital/analog copiers
multifunction printers
laser printers
facsimile machines
digital duplicators
related supplies and services
related softwares
Network system solutions
PCs, servers and related services, support and supplies
Industrial products
Thermal media
optical equipments
electronic componeuts and measuring equipment
Digital cameras
projector, etc
Revenue increase US$ 21.5 Billion (2010)
Net income increase US$ 298.2 Million (2010)
Employees 108,525
Ricoh Building, the headquarters (January 2007)

Ricoh Company, Ltd. (株式会社リコー Kabushiki-gaisha Rikō?) (TYO: 7752) or Ricoh, is a Japanese company that was established in 1936 on February 6th, as Riken Sensitized Paper (理研感光紙 Riken Kankōshi?), a company in the RIKEN zaibatsu. Its headquarters is located in Ricoh Building in Chūō, Tokyo.[1]

Ricoh produces electronic products, primarily cameras and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines, and offers Software as a Service (SaaS) document management solutions such as DocumentMall. 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, and most recently IKON. 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.



The company was founded in 1936. Before relocating to Chūō, Ricoh was first in Minato, Tokyo.[2] In 2006 Ricoh's headquarters moved to the Ricoh Building, a 25-story building in the Ginza area in Chūō; there it occupies the same space as its sales offices.[3]

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 and Omnifax, as well as a wide variety of equipment for numerous other companies including duplicators for AB Dick.

In 2003 Ricoh bought naming rights to the CNE Coliseum (now known as Ricoh 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.

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.

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.[4][5]

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. [6]

On July 1st, 2011, Ricoh and Hoya Corporation announced that they have entered into an agreement by which Ricoh will acquire Pentax Image Systems Business from Hoya Corporation , which has been a part of Hoya Corporation . [7]

On October 1st 2011, Ricoh announced the establishment of Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD [8].

Global Network

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

Regional Headquarters

  • Global Corporate Headquarters
    Ricoh Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo, Japan
  • Americas Regional Headquarters
    Ricoh Americas Corporation, located in New Jersey, USA, covers the United States, Canada and Latin American countries
  • Europe Regional Headquarters
    Ricoh Europe, located in 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
  • China Regional Headquarters
    Ricoh China Co., Ltd., located in Shanghai, covers Mainland China
  • Korea Regional Headquarters
    Sindoh Co., Ltd.(formerly Sindo Ricoh Co., Ltd.), located in Seoul, covers South Korea

Ricoh Research

Ricoh has many technology and customer research groups around the world. For example, Ricoh Innovations [1] is a research subsidiary of Ricoh Company that is located in Silicon Valley, California, focusing on technology, cloud, mobile solutions, and customer research. Information about other Ricoh research labs can be found at [2].

Integration with NRG

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 in integration within each country in Europe. A single country organisation 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.

Intent to buy Pentax from Hoya

On July 1, 2011, Japanese optical glass-maker Hoya announced that it would sell its Pentax camera business to copier and printer maker Ricoh, in a deal the Nikkei business daily said was worth about 10 billion yen ($124.2 million). [9]

List of Ricoh products

Caplio R6
Caplio GX100
Ricoh SD/MMC Card Reader Controller found in a Sony VAIO FW series Laptop

The following is a partial list of products marketed to the public under the Ricoh brand.

  • Digital cameras
    • Compact
      • Ricoh Caplio G3 (3.24 megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio G4 (3.24 megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio Pro G3 GPS Camera, Network ready (3.24 megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio RX (3 megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio R1 (4 megapixel)
      • Ricoh Caplio R1v (5 megapixel)
      • 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 prego 5100)
      • 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 [3]
      • 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)
    • GR Digital
      • Ricoh GR Digital (8 megapixel) 28mm equivalent prime lens with 21 mm optional adaptor
      • Ricoh GR Digital II (10 megapixel) 28mm equivalent prime lens with 21 mm optional adaptor
      • Ricoh GR Digital III (10 megapixel) 28mm equivalent prime lens with F1.9 aperture
  • GPS and Camera All-in-one
  • Film cameras
    Ricoh Singlex TLS SLR camera
  • Multifunction Products/Printers
    • Ricoh Aficio
    • Ricoh Pro
  • DocumentMall (SaaS document management)[4]
    • Software as a Service (SaaS) Defined [5]
    • Secure Storage—HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliant [6]
    • Document Management [7]
    • Industry Solutions [8]
    • Accounts Payable Solution [9]
  • GlobalScan (Document capture & Distribution software)[10]

See also

Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England
  • Ricoh Americas Corporation
  • Ricoh Arena, a football stadium complete with a concert hall and conference facilities, opened in Coventry, England in 2005, bearing the company's name due to a naming rights agreement
  • Ricoh Coliseum, a 9,500 seat indoor arena in Toronto, Canada also bearing the company's name via another naming rights agreement in 2003.
  • Ricoh Black Rams, a Japanese rugby union team owned by Ricoh.
  • In 2007, Ricoh acquired title sponsorship of the Women's British Open, one of four major championships recognized by the world's dominant women's golf tour, the U.S. LPGA Tour.
  • In November 2008, Ricoh unveiled the first eco-friendly billboard in Times Square, NY—entirely powered by the sun and the wind. [11] [12]


  1. ^ "Company Data." Ricoh. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Outline of Ricoh." Ricoh. May 16, 1997. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "Topics - Annual Report 2006." Ricoh. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "Ricoh to Acquire IKON Office Solutions, Inc.". Ricoh. August 27, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  5. ^ "RICOH COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS, INC.". Ricoh. November 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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  9. ^ "Reuters Ricoh to buy Pentax." Ricoh to buy Pentax from Hoya. July 1, Retrieved 2011 July 1, 2011.

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