|Company Name||Ricoh Company, Ltd.æ ªå¼ä¼ç¤¾ãªã³ã¼|
|Founded||Tokyo, Japan (February 6, 1936)|
|Key people||Masamitsu Sakurai Chairman, Shiro Kondo President & CEO|
|Number of employees||108,525|
|Revenue||increase US$ 21.5 Billion (2010)|
(7752) or Ricoh , is a Japanese company that was established in 1936 on February 6th, as a company in the RIKEN zaibatsu. Its headquarters is located in Ricoh Building in ChÅ«Å, 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, Nashuatec, and most recently IKON. 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.