Expansion of product portfolios and the sales and services system
Full-range line-up of products based on integrated marketing and development
Making full use of technology and know-how accumulated through its experience as a printer manufacturer and its alliance as a solution vendor, the Ricoh Group has developed a line-up of high-performance products to address the various needs of customers, including cost reduction and security. In June 2011, we launched "RICOH Pro C751EX/C651EX," equipped with functions to provide high-definition output and to adapt to different types of paper, while achieving excellent cost performance. This series, along with the RICOH Pro C901 series, which are already highly recognized, have achieved a high market share in Japan and abroad. In 2012, we announced the "RICOH Pro L4000," an inkjet color wide-format printer. With these new products, Ricoh has been focusing on enhancing its product portfolio, ranging from cut-sheet to continuous paper printers and wide-format paper printers.
In its efforts to expand the production printing business, the Ricoh Group has not only improved the quality and reliability of its printing equipment but has also established a system to provide total solutions. In April 2011, Ricoh and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Germany signed a global strategic cooperation agreement. By the end of March 2012, Heidelberg was selling Ricoh's production printing products in 18 countries.
Cut-sheet printersWith their high-quality printing output and high durability, they are widely used for commercial printing, POD, and in-house printing.
Continuous paper printers
Highly reliable, they are widely used for basic industrial printing such as continuous paper printing and direct mail printing.
They are widely used for wide-format and large-format printing, such as for signage and technical drawings.
No.1 share of color cut-sheet printers in the European market
We attribute continued success in Western Europe to the broad capabilities of our extremely responsive, high quality solutions, including the Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition digital production press and the Pro C751 series. Our clients also recognise that investment in Ricoh technology is accompanied by long term support and guidance through a wide range of additional services, knowledge and expertise. The quality of our products, combined with the breadth of our services and the depth of our post-sale support, positions Ricoh as a true business partner to print service providers of all sizes throughout Western Europe.