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Situation of Our Production Sites Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The following is the current situation of our production sites in the affected areas of Tohoku and Kanto as of April 7.

Ricoh Optical Industries Co., Ltd. (Hanamaki, Iwate)
Production lines have resumed operations as of late March.

Hasama Ricoh, Inc. (Tome, Miyagi)
Production lines are in operation with some exceptions. All lines will resume operation from April 8.

Tohoku Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Shibata-gun, Miyagi)
Product body parts: Assembly lines are to gradually resume operations. April 11 is the target date for full resumption of production at all lines.
Consumables: Production and shipment of consumables for digital duplicators have resumed. As for toner, production will resume in early May.

Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd. (Hitachinaka, Ibaraki)
Most of the production lines have been restored and have gradually resumed operations. All production lines will resume operations on April 15.

Domestic production sites outside the affected area continue operation normally. The Ricoh Group is carefully reviewing continuous procurement of parts and raw materials. At the same time, we are in close discussion with our suppliers. In addition, we are trying our best to keep production efficient by making adjustments to equipment in order to cope with limited power supply, as well as making use of an independent power generator.

To ensure a stable supply of products/consumables to fulfill market demand, the entire group is working hard towards full normalization at the earliest possible time.

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Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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