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Ricoh announces channel expansion plans in Africa through distribution partnership with DEVEA

Ricoh Europe, London, 07 November 2016Ricoh, a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services, is expanding its channel network in Africa through a new distributor agreement with DEVEA.

With the increasing demand for print and copy equipment in the African market, Ricoh believes the partnership with DEVEA will meet customer expectations for new techologies in the region.

“At Ricoh, we’re always looking for opportunities to expand into new markets. We’re excited about the opportunities this new relationship with DEVEA will bring to both of our companies which we believe will help grow the Ricoh brand in this region,” said Richard Allison, Director at Ricoh’s International Division. “The growing appetite for new digital technologies allows Ricoh and its partners to contribute to growing the overall market in in this region for digital office solutions.”

Giovanni Dosreis, Managing Director, DEVEA added: “We’re delighted to have signed this agreement with Ricoh to distribute their products and services in our region. High quality and innovative Ricoh products will help us give clients exactly what they are asking for: reliable and professional solutions for their business at an affordable cost.”

Ricoh’s class leading portfolio
Ricoh has a product portfolio suitable for all market sectors and compelling partner programmes for resellers. The company delivers savings in four key areas: running costs, energy, space and time.

As the number one brand for multi-functional devices in the world, Ricoh knows what businesses expect from a supplier. Regardless of their size, businesses demand the same thing: machines that can be relied upon to produce professional looking documents at high speed and low cost. For small offices and home-offices alike, the Ricoh SMB print range is perfectly suited, requiring little IT setup and delivering handy time and cost saving features, ease of use and market leading reliability.

| About DEVEA |
DEVEA is a pan-African IT distributor for French speaking West and Central Africa. With over 13 years’ experience in these markets, DEVEA has become a trusted business partner of many of the region’s top IT providers.

With a HQ located in France as well as local offices in eight different African markets, Devea Group understands what is required for the African Market and is continuously looking for new experienced partners to develop their African IT business.

|About Ricoh|

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD)
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