Construction of Ohmori Office completed as developmental base for imaging technology.
Ricoh awarded the Keidanren Chairman's Prize at the 9th Global Environmental Awards. The Ricoh Group Environmental Report 1999 wins Best Report.
Ricoh acquires Lanier Worldwide, Inc. (headquarters: Atlanta), an OA equipment marketing company in the US.
Ricoh receives Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award for the advanced environmental friendliness of the "imagio Neo 350 series".
Ricoh receives the "Climate Is Business" Award from the European Business Council and U.S. Business Council for the company's contributions to global warming prevention.
Multifunction printers, "imagio Neo 220/270 Series" receives the Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Prize for energy conservation. Shanghai Ricoh Facsimile Co.,Ltd. achieves cumulative facsimile machine production totaling 1,000,000 units.
Ricoh receives the "7th Disclosure Award for Listed Companies" by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Ricoh announces its participation in the UN Global Compact.
Ricoh ranked first in the world for corporate responsibility rating by Oekom Research AG of Germany.
Lanier Worldwide, Inc. of the US (a Ricoh company) receives first J.D. Power and Associates Award for office automation. Ricoh joins in the United Nations (UN) Global Compact.
Ricoh China Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai as a regional Headquarters in China.
President Sakurai honored with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) from the British government.
Ricoh Group receives Gold Medal from World Environment Center (WEC).
Lanier Worldwide, Inc. of the US (a Ricoh company) receives first J.D. Power and Associates Award for office automation for two consecutive years.
Ricoh Software Research Center (Beijing) Co.,Ltd. established.
Shanghai Ricoh Digital Equipment Co.,Ltd. established.
Ricoh acquires Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd. (renamed Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd.) in a first step toward entering the production printing business.
Ricoh Software Inc., consolidating five domestic software R&D subsidiaries,established.
Ricoh given a AAA environmental rating by Tohmatsu Evaluation and Certification Organization.
Ricoh Global Services was established in all five regions to support our Global Major Account customers.
Ricoh ranked first in the world for CSR by Oekom Research AG, a German CSR rating firm. (until 2006)
Ricoh Technology Center established in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Construction of mass-production plant for polymerized toner,"PxP toner", completed at Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
"imagio Toner Type C2" wins the Ecology Design Prize from the Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry, awarded to designs that protect the environment and promote effective resource use.
Headquarters moves to new location in the Ginza,Tokyo.
Ricoh signs an Official Partner Agreement with the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Janan.
Major new billboard lights up a top the San-ai Dream Center, Ginza, Tokyo.
Ricoh Europe B.V. concludes a Share Purchase Agreement with Danka Business Systems PLC.
"Technology Portal", a new showroom, opens in New York City.
The "imagio MP C4500it/3500it", digital color multifunction printer, obtains Color Universal Disign Certification.
Shiro Kondo appointed President and CEO. Masamitsu Sakurai becomes Chairman.
Ricoh Corporation, USA, renamed "Ricoh Americas Corporation".
Apr. 24, 2007
Masamitsu Sakurai appointed Chairman of the KEIZAIDOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Excutives).
"InfoPrint Company", a joint venture between Ricoh and IBM, begins operation in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Ricoh becomes the title sponsor for "the Women's British Open", the international golf tournament.
Construction of the Design and Development Center completed in Ikeda, Osaka.
Masamitsu Sakurai receives the "legion d'honneur" from the French government.
Ricoh Technology Center wins the Nikkei Manufacturing Award, first in the Ricoh Group.
All domestic sales companies in Japan amalgamated.
Ricoh Elemex Corporation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary following an exchange of shares.
Ricoh enters the color Print-On-Demand market and introduces a color producton printer,"the Ricoh Pro C900".
Ricoh acquires US based IKON Office Solutions, Inc. a major office equipment distributor.
Ricoh releases its first reconditioned digital full-color MFPs. (Japan market only)