This was a significant week in the office-imaging industry, with multiple vendors reporting lower sales and profits, and warning of a slowing economy.
Sales in the Americas decreased by 2.3 percent year-over-year due to the decline of sales in the Office Printing group, although sales in the Commercial Printing group were up.
A Ricoh spokesperson stated that no job losses are expected with the move, which it expects to occur in August.
DocuWare will operate as a standalone subsidiary of Ricoh and Ricoh says it’s committed to maintaining and growing the DocuWare partner program.
As with many office-imaging vendors, Ricoh Company of Japan is actively seeking to diversify from office-imaging and printing into new markets.
The services provides voice-activated controls for Ricoh MFPs, starting with Ricoh’s IM Series of intelligent MFPs.
List 4 contains hundreds of Chinese products that U.S. President Trump has threatened to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on, including copier/MFPs.
Ricoh Company of Tokyo, Japan, today reported results for its fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2019. Net sales...
Like many office-imaging vendors, Ricoh Company of Japan is expanding out of office-imaging and printing into new segments.
Supported by a network of certified and trained IT-services professionals, Ricoh says its IT services supports the growth of its customers through enhanced customer service, and productivity.
“Leveraging the subscription business model changes how our customers interact with and continually receive value from our devices. This is a fundamental shift…”
Ricoh notes that security threats, such as unauthorized user access and information leakage, are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and that small- and mid-size businesses often can’t afford dedicated IT administrators to combat these threats.
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Selling, general and administrative expenses for Ricoh’s Office Printing group “decreased significantly due to the effect of structural reforms.”
One of the interesting things about technology is that we can’t always see where it will eventually take us, a case in point being drop-on-demand inkjet printing.
Ricoh discussed its current research that would bring its 3D printing into a new market: 3D biomedical printing, for producing, for instance, an exact replica of a patient’s heart.