Ricoh grows Services Business Expertise

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Ricoh grows Services Business Expertise

London July 26, 2013Ricoh, a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services, has announced that its subsidiary in Spain has acquired the productive unit of Aventia, technological consulting services in Spain.  The investment will see Aventia’s 275 employees become a part of Ricoh’s global network, providing new opportunities to develop and share their expertise. Like Ricoh, Aventia operates across a range of industries; therefore it provides an ideal opportunity to further enhance the value delivered to businesses seeking IT Services and Document Management services, in addition to Ricoh’s core printing technologies and unified communications.

Ramon Martin, COO of Ricoh Spain said, "The acquisition of the productive unit of Aventia in Spain enhances the value the Ricoh Group brings to businesses. We will share the same commitment to be an excellent technology partner for our clients offering services and technologies that help them to be more productive, efficient and ready to meet the challenges of technology-led change in the future."

Aventia provides value-added ICT consulting, technology and services. It was founded in 1996 and is a leader in consulting, technology and ICT services offering. It has specialised teams in Madrid and Barcelona supporting a wide range of industries in Spain that include banking, utilities and telecommunications.

Aventia customers will gain access to Ricoh’s broad product portfolio that includes Ricoh core printing technologies and unified communications. Ricoh’s clients can benefit from best-in-class IT Services previously offered to Aventia’s clients.

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. In addition to the global expansion of its services business, it supports Ricoh’s focus to expand its customer base and deliver products and services with high added value.

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| About Ricoh | 

Ricoh is a global technology company specialising 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 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 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 specialised 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.

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