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Ricoh expands UK footprint with acquisition of Ridgian

London, May 11, 2015: Ricoh, a technology company, today announced its acquisition of Ridgian. This investment represents Ricoh’s long term vision to grow its core business, expand its services and further enhance the expertise it offers its clients.

Ricoh’s acquisition of Ridgian underpins its central focus: to increase the service it provides to its clients by optimising their business critical document processes; increasing productivity; and improving client responsiveness and knowledge-sharing in business areas that include managed document services; outsourcing; and IT services. It will also create new and mutually beneficial opportunities for Ricoh and Ridgian employees to become part of a larger network within the region and globally.
Phil Keoghan, CEO, Ricoh UK said:
“I am delighted with our acquisition of Ridgian, which makes for a great strategic and a cultural fit with Ricoh. Both companies operate across a wide range of industries providing a rich shared client base to which we can add value not just via expanded services, but also through harmonised processes. I am looking forward to working with Ridgian CEO, Jason Betteridge.”
Ridgian will remain a separate company controlled by Ricoh, but both companies will work together on the development of commercial synergies.
Jason Betteridge, CEO, Ridgian said:
“This is an exciting time for Ridgian. Becoming part of a large, global company will enable us to tap into a wider network, and develop new and unique client offerings. I am thrilled to be able to take the business forward with Ricoh - - which is an international leader in its field - - and work with its dynamic management team to take new business innovations forward.”
Ricoh’s acquisition of Ridgian was completed on May 1, 2015. The company comprises 50 employees who are highly specialised in IT Services and are based at their office in Birmingham. This acquisition is a part of Ricoh’s global strengthening of its business service infrastructure, providing businesses around the world with the tools and expertise to optimise business critical document processes and IT Services.
It builds on the recent acquisitions of ICT services providers, Npo Sistemi in Italy in 2014 and Aventia in Spain in 2013 and supports Ricoh’s focus to expand its portfolio to meet the evolving needs of its customers.
For more information, please get in touch or contact your Ridgian Account manager directly.

About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
For more information on Ricoh, their solutions and services visit the Ricoh website.

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