One of the largest manufacturers of various types of printers, copiers, MFPs and faxes, as well as digital cameras and video cameras. Chips, semiconductors, various components and accessories are produced. The company is engaged in software development. Like any similar structure of this level, Ricoh It also has special research centers scattered around the world and working in various directions.
In 1936, Kiyoshi Ichimura founded a photographic paper company. She was then called Riken Kankoshi Co.,Ltd. Thanks to the efforts of its creator, the company quickly gets on its feet. In 1938, in connection with the start of production of various optics, its name changes to Riken Optical Co., Ltd.
The company manages to survive the Second World War and survive. There are few details about these times. Only one thing is known for certain - they were not easy.
One of the first major post-war achievements of the company is a camera with two lenses - RicohFlex III, in fact, a copy of the legendary German Rolleiflex. In 1955, the first copier of the company appears. The company continues to develop. Representations in other countries are beginning to appear, research centers are being created. So, in 1962, an American Ricoh Industries, USA, Inc.. In 1963 the company changed its name to Ricoh Company Ltd., which is still in use today. 1971 was marked by the appearance of RICOM 8, Japan's first office computer.
History Ricoh is the history of the development of one of the most influential Japanese corporations with a wide range of interests. A detailed listing of all her achievements would require more than one article, or even a whole book. But, at the same time, it cannot be called too interesting - there is little legend, but a lot of hard work and desire to achieve the set goals.
The company's headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan (Tokio, Japan). At the same time, work is being carried out in five regions of the world. Ricoh Co.,Ltd. - a complex structure, which includes many departments, which employ tens of thousands of people. The company's annual turnover is in the billions of US dollars.