Ricoh Asia Pacific Announces Integration with InfoPrint Solutions Asia Pacific to Enhance Production Print Business

Singapore, Apr 5, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - In accordance to Ricoh Company Ltd's announcement of realignment of its production print resources with the formation of Ricoh Production Print Solutions on April 4, 2011, Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd announced today on the integration of InfoPrint Solutions Asia Pacific into Ricoh Asia Pacific organization to form a new Production Printing Business Group (PPBG).

The new PPBG gathers production print resources in the AP region in order to more effectively and efficiently approach this highly competitive marketplace and to better offer and serve the current and future customers. The new business group will deliver greater customer value by bringing together global, regional and local Ricoh resources to develop, market, sell and support industry leading end-to-end solutions for production customers.

PPBG AP will be led by Mr. Winston Liu, formerly Vice President and General Manager of InfoPrint Solutions Asia Pacific. Mr. Winston Liu will be responsible for the go-to market strategy in the AP region, and to expand Ricoh Asia Pacific's production printing business which covers Continuous Forms solutions, Cutsheet solutions, Wide Format solutions, Professional Services and Software and Solutions offerings, and Industrial Product solutions. This new business group will be supported directly by Ricoh Production Print Solutions headquarters in United States to expand production printing business in AP region.

Ricoh subsidiaries in AP region will now able to offer a full comprehensive range of production printing products and solutions from high end Continuous Forms to Professional Services and Software/Solutions. The full integration in geography country level will be worked out over the next several months, and this will be determined by each country's business model.

"One of the most important objectives of this integration and forming of the new business group is to grow our production print business in a meaningful and valuable way across the region," said Nobuaki Majima, Managing Director of Ricoh Asia Pacific. "By combining both strength of InfoPrint Solutions Asia Pacific and Ricoh Asia Pacific production print assets in the region means that we now have -- working together in a seamless way -- the most powerful collection of people, production solutions and geographic sales and support coverage in the industry. We are looking forward to bringing the benefits of this integration to our current and future customers."

"We will be able to achieve broader and more seamless sales coverage and maintenance support for existing and prospective customers in the AP region. Now, we are in a better position to fully leverage other parts of the Ricoh Family Group of Companies in terms of support and collaboration," said Winston Liu.

About Ricoh Asia Pacific

Ricoh is a global leader in office solutions, creating new value at the interface of people and information, offering a broad range of digital networked products, including copiers, printers, fax machines to semiconductor-related products and digital cameras. Ricoh has been aggressively invested and expanded into the digital printing market, providing the most advanced high-end, high quality print solutions. With more than 108,500 employees worldwide, Ricoh operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, China, and Japan. Ricoh's worldwide sales were more than 2,016 billion yen ($21 billion USD) in the year ended March 31, 2010. Ricoh is also one of the world's leading environmentalist companies, committed to sustainable business everywhere. Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd is the regional headquarters of Ricoh Company, Ltd., covering the sales and marketing activities of its subsidiaries and distributors in South East Asia, India and Oceania. For more information, please visit http://www.ricoh-ap.com.

Source: Ricoh Asia Pacific

Contact:

Stephanie Ee
Ricoh Asia Pacific
Tel: +65 6830 5842
stephanie_ee@rapp.ricoh.com

Ben Chong
Ricoh Asia Pacific
Tel: +65 6830 5810
ben_chong@rapp.ricoh.com

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