Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Rikō
Company typePublic KK
TYO: 7752
IndustryElectronics, Imaging
FoundedFebruary 6, 1936; 88 years ago (1936-02-06)
FounderKiyoshi Ichimura Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersOta, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Yoshinori Yamashita [jp] (Chairman)
Akira Oyama (President & CEO)
ProductsCopiers (such as plain paper copiers (PPCs)), printers (multi-functional printers (MFPs), laser printers), production printing products and facsimile machines.
Revenue¥2.063 trillion (Year ended March 31, 2018)
¥2,008.5 billion (Year ended March 31, 2020)
Number of employees
90,141 (on consolidated basis, as of March 31, 2020)

The Ricoh Company, Ltd. (/ˈrk/) (株式会社リコー, Kabushiki-gaisha Rikō) is a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company. It was founded by the now-defunct commercial division of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Riken) known as the Riken Concern, on 6 February 1936 as Riken Sensitized Paper (理研感光紙, Riken Kankōshi). Ricoh's headquarters are located in Ota, Tokyo.[1]

Ricoh produces electronic products, primarily cameras and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines, offers Software as a Service (SaaS) document management applications such as DocumentMall, RicohDocs, GlobalScan, Print&Share,[2] MakeLeaps and also offers Projectors. 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, IKON and most recently IBM Printing Systems Division / Infoprint Solutions Company. 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.[3]



The Ricoh Group has sales and support, production, and research and development operations in nearly 180 countries. It has its world headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and regional headquarters in Japan, the Americas, Europe, China, and the Asia-Pacific.

Regional headquarters

Research groups

Ricoh has 272 subsidiaries (72 national and 200 overseas) which specialize in technology- and customer-research groups around the world.[27] For example, Ricoh Innovations, a research subsidiary of Ricoh Company, operates in Silicon Valley, California, focusing on technology, cloud, mobile solutions, and customer research.[citation needed]


Ricoh Theta V and SC 360-degree omnidirectional camera
Caplio R6
Caplio GX100
Ricoh SD/MMC card reader controller found in a Sony Vaio FW series laptop

A partial list of products marketed to the public under the Ricoh brand includes:

Golden Ricoh 16mm camera
Ricoh RZ-800


Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England

See also


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