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Ricoh Manufacturing Sites in Japan Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Status Update

As of March 16, Wednesday,15:00 pm (Japan Time):

The following is a damage and operations status update of Ricoh manufacturing locations in Tohoku, Kanto and Shizuoka Prefecture.

Due to the severe damage as a result of the earthquake, the facilities in the Tohoku regions; Tohoku Ricoh, Hasama Ricoh, and Ricoh Optical Industries, will take time to return to full operation. The length of these shut-downs is yet-to-be determined.

Plant/Company Name Location Human Casualties Status as of March 16 Plan after March 17
Ricoh Optical Industries Co., Ltd. 
(optical products, projectors, etc.)
Hanamaki, Iwate None Operations
Suspended
Undecided
(Recovery time TBD)
Hasama Ricoh, Inc.
(product parts)
Tome, Miyagi None Operations
Suspended
Tohoku Ricoh Co., Ltd.
(MFPs, printers, toner)
Shibata-gun,
Miyagi
None Operations
Suspended
Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd.
(Production printing products)
Hitachinaka,
Ibaraki
None Operations
Suspended
Undecided
(Recovery time TBD)
Ricoh Unitechno Co., Ltd.
(High capacity MFPs, refurbishing, recycling)
Yashio, Saitama None Operations
Suspended
Will be In Operation
(subject to rolling blackouts)
Atsugi Plant
(MFP and printer parts)
Atsugi,
Kanagawa
None Partly in
Operation
Will be In Operation
(subject to rolling blackouts)
Gotemba Plant
(MFPs and printers)
Gotemba,
Shizuoka
None Partly in
Operation
Will be In Operation
(subject to rolling blackouts and
delivery of parts)
Numazu Plant
(Supplies, toner, etc.)
Numazu,
Shizuoka
None Partly in
Operation
Will be In Operation
(subject to rolling blackouts)


Due to severe damage to equipment, infrastructure and inability to reestablish lifelines for employees in the affected areas, production activities are greatly compromised. Outside of the most affected area, interrupted traffic and rolling blackouts have affected production flow. The Ricoh Group will play its part in conserving energy while balancing the needs of business. All Ricoh members are committed to a quick recovery.

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