Ricoh Group No. 1 in Digital Business Workgroup; Dataquest Lists Ricoh as No. 1 Provider of Segment 2 through 5 Digital Black and White Copiers in 2000.Business Editors
WEST CALDWELL West Caldwell, borough (1990 pop. 10,422), Essex co., NE N.J., a residential suburb of Newark and New York City; inc. 1904. It has some light manufacturing. , N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2001
Office equipment research firm Dataquest recently listed the Ricoh Group, the Dependable Digital(TM) output company, as the leading provider of the Business Workgroup Category in 2000, which includes digital black and white copiers in segments 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Ricoh Group, consisting of Ricoh, Savin savin
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Leading Ricoh's success in the Business Workgroup category is the revolutionary segment 5 Aficio(TM) 850, the fast 85 page-per-minute (ppm) black and white digital imaging system. This product catapulted Ricoh into the number one position in Segment 5 for the year 2000. In addition, Ricoh's segment 6 Aficio 1050, added to Ricoh's Dependable Digital dominance, by providing unparalleled digital image quality at 105 ppm with advanced processing flexibility and seamless network connectivity.
"Ricoh is leading the digital revolution by offering comprehensive digital imaging products and support to meet the increasing demand for multifunctionality and seamless connectivity in the business environment," said Jim Ivy, President, Office Products Group, Ricoh Corporation.
Ricoh has surpassed both Xerox and Canon, for the fourth consecutive year in this category in addition to exceeding its own record 1999 placement numbers. In addition, Ricoh's strong performance in this category reflects the comparison between Ricoh and the overall growth rate in the industry. According to according to
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These accomplishments are a factor in the recent decision by the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. Postal Service postal service, arrangements made by a government for the transmission of letters, packages, and periodicals, and for related services. Early courier systems for government use were organized in the Persian Empire under Cyrus, in the Roman Empire, and in medieval (USPS (1) (Uninterruptible Switching Power Supply) A power supply for a computer that contains its own battery and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) circuitry. See power supply and UPS. ) to choose Ricoh to be the sole provider of digital copiers, maintenance and related supplies. The ten-year contract, with the potential for up to $200 million, makes Ricoh the "Official Digital Copier Provider of the USPS" and is estimated to save the Postal Service approximately $7.4 million annually.
"This incredible growth rate for Ricoh can be attributed to cutting edge technology developments and our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction," Ivy added. "The combination of these two forces has made Ricoh the simplest, easiest and fastest company to do business with."
About Ricoh Corporation
Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ, is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 65-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment with 1999 sales in excess of $14 billion.
Ricoh Corporation is a diversified office equipment and electronics provider. The company is a pioneer in the development of computer-connected and digital multifunctional document systems, and is a market leader in color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators A Printer-Duplicator, also known as a digital duplicator, is a printing technology designed for high-volume print jobs (20 copies or more). Printer-Duplicators can provide a reliable and cost efficient alternative to toner-based copiers or offset printing equipment. and wide format engineering systems.
Ricoh has received the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Energy Star Imaging Equipment Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and (EPA EPA eicosapentaenoic acid.
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Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
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