Update on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

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Update on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

London, 04 April 2011 – The Ricoh Group remains fully committed to a quick recovery following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We have taken several additional measures to minimise disruption for our customers and distributors. As a global business with a network of local facilities around the world, our European operations are currently operating as usual and we are fulfilling our customer and dealer requests from our European supply centre in the Netherlands. Globally, the logistics from our primary ports in Tokyo, Yokohama and Shimizu are also functioning as usual.

The Numazu factory responsible for the majority of our PxP toner (polymerized toner) used in the Ricoh Pro C900 and Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition was not directly affected by the earthquake and continues to operate. Within this factory we have also reviewed and restructured our production process to increase productivity and steadily increase output even under the rolling blackouts.

Our site in Fukui, responsible for conventional toner production (pulverized toner) for our office products portfolio, was not directly impacted and continues to operate within the energy supply requirements.  This toner is also manufactured in overseas factories and our supply ratio remains high.

Ricoh Unitechno Co., Ltd., Yashio, Saitama, responsible for high capacity multifunction printers, refurbishing and recycling and the Atsugi Plant, Atsugi, Kanagawa, responsible for multifunction printers and printer parts continue to operate.

We are taking alternative action where required that includes shifting production to other parts of Japan, reviewing our production processes and finding alternative suppliers where applicable.

We are also continually reviewing the situation surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plant.  We do not have any facilities within two exclusion zones.  Our company’s senior medical officer is closely monitoring radiation impacts and information about emissions within our communities to ensure all employees remain safe. We also remain confident that Ricoh products are not exposed to any levels of radiation that are outside of the safety levels.  Furthermore our logistics partners in Europe are conducting independent tests and are not detecting any impacts to date.  They are continuing to distribute our products.

The ongoing welfare of our employees, their families and the communities where we operate also remains a priority. We are continuing to work with colleagues in the affected regions around the country to ensure that they have all the support that they need.  

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A propos de Ricoh Belgique

Depuis sa création en 1985, Ricoh Belgium a su évoluer avec le marché et les technologies. Ainsi, outre son métier de fournisseur de matériel bureautique, Ricoh Belgium propose aujourd’hui à ses clients des solutions d’impression (Office Solutions), des services documentaires gérés (Managed Document Services), du matériel pour l’impression de production (Production Printing) ainsi que la gestion de services informatiques (IT Services). L’objectif de Ricoh Belgium est d’assurer la gestion globale du flux documentaire et de l’infrastructure IT de ses clients, en s’appuyant sur la performance de ses choix technologiques, la pertinence de ses offres de services et la qualité de ses équipes. En fournissant à la fois des services, de la consultance, des logiciels et du matériel aux petites, moyennes et grandes entreprises, Ricoh Belgium s’impose comme le « one-stop-shop » incontournable pour moderniser les espaces de travail, améliorer les processus documentaires, augmenter la performance et accroître la profitabilité.

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Pour plus d’informations ou une interview, contactez :
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Tél : +32 (0) 477 91 45 72 - Courriel : sophie@bluechilli.be

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