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|Type||Public TYO: 7752|
|Founded||Tokyo, Japan (February 6, 1936)|
|Headquarters||Chūō, Tokyo, Japan|
|Key people||Masamitsu Sakurai Chairman, Shiro Kondo President & CEO|
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|Revenue||2,016 billion Yen (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2010)|
|Employees||108,525(on consolidated basis, as of March 31, 2010)|
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.
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, and Nashuatec. 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. 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.
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 2004 Ricoh acquired Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd creating a new company, Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd.
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 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. 
 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  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 .
 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
Japanese optical glass-maker Hoya said on Friday 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). 
 List of Ricoh products
- Digital cameras
- 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 
- 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
- GPS and Camera All-in-one
- Film cameras
- 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)
- Ricoh KR-5
- Ricoh KR-5 Super
- Ricoh KR-5 Super II
- Ricoh KR-10
- Ricoh KR-10 Super
- Ricoh KR-30SP
- Ricoh GR series (GR1, GR1s and GR1V)
- Ricoh XR-10M
- Ricoh XR-P
- Ricoh XR-S
- Ricoh XR-X
- Ricoh XR-2s
- Ricoh FF-9D
- Multifunction Products/Printers
- Ricoh Aficio
- Ricoh Pro
- DocumentMall (SaaS document management)
- GlobalScan (Document capture & Distribution software)
 See also
- 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.  
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