Ricoh Once Again Ranked First in U.S. Copier Market

Achieves Number One Ranking in Both Black & White and Color Copier

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the annual Gartner U.S.
copier market report for 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation -- consisting of
Ricoh, Savin and Lanier brands -- has been ranked number one in both black
& white and color overall copier placements in the United States. Ricoh had
23.1 percent of the market share for black & white copiers and 28.1 percent
for color, respectively. These percentages refer to dealer and direct
sales, excluding copiers sold through the retail channel (Printer, Copier,
and MFP Annual Market Share, United States: Database. February 15, 2007).
"This is the fifth consecutive year that Ricoh has earned the number
one ranking in black and white and the fourth consecutive year for color
copier placements in the U.S. -- we believe it is a true testament to the
products and services we offer our customers," said Sam Ichioka, Chairman
and CEO, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "People need solutions they can rely
on anywhere at any time in this digital age. Ricoh is dedicated to
providing state-of-the- art document management solutions that address the
challenges businesses face everyday."
Ricoh has demonstrated its market leadership by offering a full range
of digital imaging products suited for any workgroup environment, including
color and black & white multifunctional copiers, printers, facsimile
systems, scanners, digital duplicators, wide format copiers and digital
cameras. Ricoh experienced impressive growth in the U.S. copier market, due
in large part to its success with the Ricoh Aficio B2C product line.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a
subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of
office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in
excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.
Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses
share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to
control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh's line of
document management devices include, color and black & white digital
imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital
duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers
a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through
strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.
Ricoh's document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and
offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets
and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal
year 2006, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, a 7.4 percent
increase over the previous year.
Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can
be accessed on the World Wide Web at
CONTACT: Russell Marchetta Jennifer Kuhl
Ricoh Americas Corporation Peppercom
(973) 882-2075 (212) 931-6111
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