homeback to menu
Overview

Leading Change at Work

Technology is changing the way we work. At Ricoh, we ensure that change is positive for your teams and your business. We guide you through every step of the journey to ensure a seamless transition to a fully digital workspace.
Discover more
seamless digital workspace experience
Digital Workspace

Access everywhere

Hybrid and on-the-go set-ups are shaping our future. We take a holistic approach to designing, integrating and supporting your digital workspaces to nurture employee engagement and help you reach new levels of performance.
Discover more
Business Process Management

Synched for success

Manual tasks no longer need to hold your staff back. We optimise your business processes to enable your staff to deliver more; providing the technology, expertise and support to streamline and simplify processes across your organisation.
Discover more
Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud & clear

Capturing the full value of cloud requires the right roadmap and team to execute it. We provide cloud solutions and expertise that make your business operations more agile, cost-effective and secure while pursuing next-generation innovation.
Discover more
Cybersecurity

No more risky business

Internet-enabled devices create new vulnerabilities to cyberattacks. We help you go on the offensive against cybercrime with intelligent cybersecurity services and solutions aligned to your core business processes.
Discover more
Digital Experience

A new level of experience

An excellent customer experience starts with a superior employee experience. Our highly-skilled team of data scientists and developers design, build, implement and service the solutions you need to exceed expectations at every touchpoint.
Discover more
Graphic Communications

Future proof your business

The possibilities with print are endless. At Ricoh, we help you evolve, digitalise and create a sustainable business advantage; providing solutions on hardware, software and services that enable new opportunities within professional printing.
Discover more
Graphic Communication
Office Products & Software

Best-in-class quality

Ricoh is well known for high-quality printers, digital duplicators and multifunction printers/scanners/copiers. With plenty of choices in speed, size and capabilities, you can select from the models and features that work best for your workgroup, office or classroom.
Discover all our office products & software
Overview

A multi-faceted service and support platform

All the product and service support you need in one place. We provide support, advice and solutions to keep your business up and running.
Get support
AV technology and management
Overview

Your one-stop resource

Find out everything about our business news, product innovations and people, along with the events we’re hosting and attending.
Keep informed
News and events from Ricoh
The Company

Who we are and what we do

At Ricoh, we endeavour to always listen to our customers and provide you with innovative solutions, products and services that align with your business goals. We strive to add value to your services and products. We adapt to changing business climates.
Learn more about Ricoh
Overview

We love to hear from you

Whether you have a pricing question about our solutions or products, need help managing your account or already using our products and have a support question, our team is there to help.
Get in touch
customer and employee engagement
Overview

Helping you to stay one step ahead

Explore and read our lastest insights from what matter the most in business solutions.
Discover the latest insights
Ricoh Insights - Overview

Ricoh 3D provides face shield solution for nurses in battle to tackle COVID-19

Ricoh Europe, London, 07 April 2020 – Ricoh 3D has ramped up its support to tackle the COVID-19 crisis by using its innovative technology to produce 40,000 face shields a week for NHS workers, designed to improve comfort and offer a re-usable solution to cut long-term costs.

Based in Telford, UK, Ricoh 3D is in discussions with medical establishments and NHS Trusts across the UK, after working around the clock to get effective protective equipment to the frontline using the rapid prototyping capabilities of additive manufacturing.

Ricoh 3D provides face shield solution for nurses in battle to tackle COVID-19
The first prototype was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours thanks to 3D printing technology and the strength of Ricoh’s supplier network

Just 24 hours after receiving the design file, the Ricoh team had the head support 3D-printed and remaining components sourced and assembled using the power of their supplier network. Having refined the design to enhance comfort and reduce contamination, the face shield has now been approved for production.

It is estimated in London alone more than 150,000 face guards will be used every day in the battle against COVID-19. Ricoh will upscale to full production utilising a 150-tonne injection moulding machine.

Mark Dickin, Additive Manufacturing & Moulding Specialist at Ricoh 3D, says: “Our site is uniquely set up to take a product from concept to prototype to serial production, and that is exactly what we have done here in a very short timeframe. This really is a testimony to the strength of our supplier relations and the cross-functional team who made it happen so quickly. Local suppliers for the foam, elastic strapping and visor components have come forward across our production print, design solutions and quality assurance networks. We were seeing reports of nurses’ faces being cut and bruised by their existing protective equipment. Our frontline workers are battling enough already, without having to tend to sore and swollen faces at the end of a 12-hour shift. We knew our Polypropylene material was ideally suited for the job with its flexible, lightweight, watertight and fatigue resistant nature. Given its comparable properties to injection moulding, we had no doubts that this was the right material to support the transition to full moulded production.”

Jason Pott, Lead Research Nurse for Emergency Medicine at The Royal London Hospital, adds: “In our tests, staff commented on the comfort of Ricoh’s solution over existing equipment. We tested across a range of male and female staff in the emergency department with different head shapes, hairstyles and head scarves – everyone was happy with the fit. Innovations like this help staff in the NHS to remain safe while caring for those in need.”

Ricoh 3D already produces over five million mouldings per month as part of Ricoh’s toner business, with capacity available at a moment’s notice at its 828m² injection moulding facility. Ricoh 3D has experience with medical projects that have made living conditions better for thousands of people. These include development of a lever-hinge mechanism for ankle-foot orthotics and involvement in revolutionary new technology which sees limbs scanned and precisely replicated using 3D printing prior to operation. Surgical instruments can also be produced using additive manufacturing and are typically used for intricate operations.

For more information visit https://rapidfab.ricoh-europe.com/.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.

With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services, information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2022, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,758 billion yen (approx. 14.5 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh-europe.com

© 2022 RICOH COMPANY, LTD. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.


For further information, please contact: 
Ricoh Europe PLC
Jack Gibson
E-mail: media@ricoh-europe.com
Homepage: www.ricoh-europe.com
Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ricoheurope
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ricoheurope
Follow us on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/ricoh-europe
Visit the Ricoh media centre at: www.ricoh-europe.com/press