|Feb. 1985||Ricoh introduces the "RICOH COLOR 5000", the first analog color copier.|
|Mar. 1985||Ricoh awarded Ohkochi Memorial Production Prize for development of multi-product production system for plain-paper copiers.|
|May. 1985||Ricoh develops speech recognition and optical character recognition technology.|
|Oct. 1985||Ricoh opens Gotenba Plant, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.|
|Apr. 1986||Ricoh Espana S.A. established.
Ricoh founds Ricoh Research and Development Center in Yokohama in commemoration of 50th year of operations.
|May 1986||Ricoh France S.A. established.|
|Apr. 1987||Ricoh Corporation founded in the USA.
Ricoh Industrie France S.A. established.
|Jun. 1987||Ricoh launches the "IMAGIO" series of digital intelligent systems.|
|Oct. 1987||The "OHP313R" awarded Good Design Grand Award.|
|Apr. 1988||Ricoh Microelectronics Co., Ltd. founded in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, for cutting-edge FA manufacturing of electronic circuit parts.|
|Apr. 1989||Ricoh launches the "RIFAX D7000", the world's first ISDN G4 digital facsimile machine.
Ricoh opens Yashiro Plant for manufacturing electronic devices in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
|Sep. 1989||Ricoh signs a contract of the Worldwide Sponsorship in facsimile machine category for 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.|
|Jul. 1990||Construction of Ricoh Electronics, Inc. Georgia plant completed in the suburbs of Atlanta, the fourth of its kind in the USA.|
|Sep.1990||Ricoh Italia S.p.A. established.|
|Dec. 1990||Establishes the Environmental Measures Section
EEntegrates the functions of the Environmental Promotion Section and the Environmental Measures Section to establish the Corporate Environment Office in April, 1998 and the name was changed to the Corporate Environment Division in April, 2001.)
|Jan. 1991||Ricoh Asia Industry (Shenzhen) Ltd. (RAI) founded in China.|
|Mar. 1991||Dong Guan Tailien Optical Co., Ltd. opens in Shenzhen, China, to manufacture parts for compact cameras.|
|Apr. 1991||Ricoh California Research Center develops world's fastest color imaging compression algorithm.|
|Aug. 1991||Ricoh completed setting up the Ricoh's Olympic Fax Network to connect International Olympic Committee (IOC) to Olympic family.|
|Jul. 1992||Ricoh contributes toward the Olympic Games in the facsimile machine category (the Olympic Fax Network).|
|Feb. 1992||Ricoh General Principles on the Environment enacted to clarify Ricoh Group's position on environmental preservation.|
|May 1992||Ricoh Industrie France S.A. established as a thermal paper plant|
|Jun. 1992||Construction of OPC system completed at Ricoh's Numazu plant, Japan.|
|Sep.1992||Ricoh Unitechno Co., Ltd., Japan, becomes first subsidiary of the Ricoh Group to obtain ISO 9002 certification, followed by the Atsugi Plant and the Gotemba Plant.
Ricoh officially enters into the CD business.
|Apr. 1993||Ricoh UK Products Ltd. (RPL) becomes first recipient of Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement.|
|Oct. 1993||Ricoh signs a contract with IOC as Olympic Fax Network supplier.
Shanghai Ricoh Facsimile Co., Ltd. founded in China.
RPG Ricoh Ltd. founded in Bombay, India (renamed Ricoh India Limited in 1998).
|May 1994||Ricoh UK Products Ltd. (RPL) receives Highly Recommended prize from European Better Environment Awards for industry for its chlorofluocarbon-free recycling system.|
|Oct. 1994||Ricoh starts nationwide development of remote diagnostic service for copiers in Japan.|
|Mar. 1995||Ricoh wins top award from Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry for environmental activities, product assessment and recyclable design.
Ricoh Corporation acquires Savin Corporation.
|May 1995||The "RICOH R1" awarded Camera Grand Prix '95 Special Prize in Japan.|
|Sep.1995||Ricoh acquires Gestetner Holdings PLC of United Kingdom(renamed NRG Group PLC in 2001).|
|Dec. 1995||Gotemba Plant,Japan, obtains ISO/DIS 14001 certification, international standard for environmental management.|
|Apr. 1996||Hiroshi Hamada appointed chairman; Masamitsu Sakurai appointed president.|
|Jun. 1996||Environmental Protection Agency of United States awards Ricoh Corporation with ENERGY STAR Award (for five consecutive years until 2000).|
|Jul. 1996||Ricoh inaugurates Aficio as unified global brand for Ricoh products.|
|Nov. 1996||Ricoh launches production of CD-RW discs.|
|Dec. 1996||Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. established in Singapore.|
|Feb. 1997||Ricoh establishes Ricoh Kanto Recycling Center to disassemble and separate recycled PPCs for energy reduction and recycling.|
|Mar. 1997||Ricoh Silicon Valley, Inc. founded in California. (renamed Ricoh Innovations, Inc. in 2000)|
|Oct. 1997||Mitsui-Ricoh CIS Ltd.,a joint venture company with Mitsui & Co.,Ltd., formed in Russia.
Ricoh Latin America, Inc. established in United States to manage sales in Central and South America.
|Feb. 1998||"RIFAX BL110 Shataro2" facsimile machine awarded Japan Machinery Federation President's Award at 18th Energy Saving Excellent Awards.|
|Aug. 1998||Ricoh Asia Indutry (Shenzhen) becomes first Japanese-owned facsimile machine manufacturer to reach 1,000,000 unit production mark.|
|Dec. 1998||Ricoh awarded first place in second annual Environmental Management Survey by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's top business daily (receives for three consecutive years until 2000).|
|Jan. 1999||Ricoh Technosystems Co., Ltd. formed by merge Ricoh Technonet Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Osaka) and Ricoh Information Systems Co., Ltd.|
|May 1999||Ricoh awarded Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize in eighth annual Global Environment Awards from Japan Industrial Journal.|
|Dec. 1999||Ricoh receives Japan Quality Award.|