Japanese company establishes regional centre in Australia
2 July 2009
Ricoh, one of the world’s leading suppliers of office automation equipment, has invested A$3 million in Australia to establish a regional Printing Innovation Centre in Sydney.
Ricoh’s investment is anticipated to rise to A$6 million over the next three years.
The Australian Printing Innovation Centre – part of a network of centres which the company is putting in place around the world – will provide support services to the Asia Pacific region and will be involved in co-development projects with Ricoh Japan.
A number of new jobs have already been created at the Centre and they will be supplemented by additional staff and technology experts for specific projects.
The Ricoh Company – with global sales topping A$26 billion in 2008-09 – is known around the world for its office automation equipment, state-of-the-art electronic devices and photographic equipment.
The company is now moving with a new global technology and innovation strategy to supply services around its hardware by providing software, applications development, consulting services and custom integrated solutions.