The corporate headquarters completed and opens at Aoyama, Tokyo.
Ricoh introduces the acronym OA, for office automation, at CeBIT in Hannover.
Ricoh Deutschland GmbH established in Germany. Construction of Numazu R&D Center completed in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan .
Ricoh Business Machines, Ltd. founded in Hong Kong (renamed Ricoh Hong Kong Ltd. in 1987).
Ricoh Systems, Inc. established in California to carry out R&D (later merged with Ricoh Corporation in 1987).
Materials R&D Center formed at Numazu R&D Center, Japan (renamed Chemical Products R&D Center in 1990).
Toda Technical Center established in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Ricoh UK Ltd. established.
Ricoh begins marketing Ricoh brand dry PPCs in Europe.
Service Parts Center established in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Ricoh begins marketing Ricoh brand dry PPCs in North America. Construction of Ricoh Electronics Development Center completed at Osaka Plant, Japan.
Fukui Plant, Japan, founded for production of sensitized paper.
Ricoh introduces the "RICOPY FT4060", the first dry-toner plain-paper copier.
Hatano plant begins operations in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Ricoh introduces the "RICORE 3000", a digital document processor.
Takeshi Ouye appointed chairman (1st). Hiroshi Hamada appointed president (1st).
Ricoh launches the "RICOH LP4120" laser printer.
Ricoh launches the "RIFAX 1300", a first plain-paper facsimile machine.
Ricoh UK Products Ltd. founded.
The "RIFAX 1300HS" awarded Nikkei Product Excellence Prize.
Chairman Takeshi Ouye passes away.
Ricoh Corporation established by Merger of Ricoh of America, Inc. and Rapicom, Inc. Eleven service subsidiaries merged into two-Ricoh Service Co., Ltd.(Tokyo, Osaka) . (renamed Ricoh Technonet Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Osaka) in 1988) Ricoh establishes Manufacturing Technology R&D Center at Atsugi plant, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Imaging Technology Development Center established at Ohmori Office, Tokyo, Japan.(renamed Imaging Technology Center in 1995 and then Imaging Technology Division in 1999)General Electronics R&D Center formed at Ohmori Office.