Ricoh to Build Production Facility in China
Ricoh Company of Tokyo, Japan, announced today that it’s establishing a new manufacturing organization, Ricoh Manufacturing (China) Ltd. The new company will manufacture office equipment at a new state-of-the-art production facility in Dongguan Guangdong, China, and is part of Ricoh’s efforts to strengthen its global production capability.
The new factory will be the central production site for Ricoh’s office printers and copier/MFPs. It will also use advanced analytics of sales and production data, and will feature cutting-edge robots and factory automation, which Ricoh says will also facilitate production of customized products that is today carried out regionally. By unifying production data and data from the office machines operating at Ricoh’s customers’ locations, Ricoh says it’ll also be able to further enhance device quality.
It also says that the new factory will be the most advanced factory within the Ricoh Group in terms of environmental performance, and will contribute to achieving a de-carbonized society through the installation of solar-energy systems, displacement-ventilation systems, natural lighting, and natural ventilation.
Ricoh announced its growth strategy “Ignite” in February 2018, and is pursuing three growth strategies: “Evolve MFPs, enhance our operations and secure our customer base; expand our customer base by pursuing possibilities of printing technologies; and add Ricoh-oriented value to our customer base, and connect offices and front lines.
The new company will establish this flagship factory as part of its first growth strategy.
Overview of the New Company
- Company Name: Ricoh Manufacturing (China) Ltd.
- Location: Dongguan Guangdong, China
- Estimated Completion Date: August 2019
- Investment: Approximately 7.5 billion yen
- Business Domain: Production of office printing machines
- Ground Area: ca. 90,000m² (Building Area ca. 80,000m²)
- July 2018: Ricoh USA Lays-Out Multi-Year Growth Strategy
- July 2018: New RICOH Pro C7200 Series with Invisible Printing
- June 2018: Ricoh Expands Production-Inkjet Printer Family, Adds New Inks
- June 2018: New Ricoh Cloud Workplace Solutions for Automating Document-Intensive Tasks
- June 2018: What’s Next for Ricoh? Five Big Things
- April 2018: Tokunaga Appointed New President and CEO of Ricoh Americas
- May 2018: Ricoh Reports ¥135.5 Billion Loss for Fiscal Year
- May 2018: Ricoh Americas Exec Sees Opportunity in ‘Chaotic’ Printer/Copier Market
- February 2018: Seeking New Growth, Ricoh to Spend Some $1.8 Billion on Mergers and Acquisitions
- January 2018: Ricoh Launches New Under-$5,000 Desktop Garment Printer
- April 2017: Big Changes Afoot at Ricoh, Calls for Shifting Direct-Sale Customers to Dealers
- May 2017: Ricoh Transfers Nearly 900 Small and Mid-Size Direct Accounts to Local Dealer