Ricoh enhances finishing capabilities with Albyco acquisition

Ricoh enhances finishing capabilities with Albyco acquisition

Ricoh’s production print customers are set to benefit from an even greater range of finishing capabilities, following the successful acquisition of Albyco, a prominent player in the graphics business. 

Ricoh enhances finishing capabilities with Albyco acquisition
Jos van Uum, Managing Director, Albyco (on left) and Eef de Ridder, Vice-President, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe (on right)

The Netherlands-based business, Albyco, specialises in finishing solutions for a broad variety of print related products for digital graphic communications label, signage and packaging applications. The integration of Albyco's expertise into Ricoh's expanding suite of products enhances the company's end-to-end print solutions offering, benefiting Ricoh's production print customers with an extended range of finishing capabilities.

This strategic move expands Ricoh's production print finishing capabilities across Europe and aligns with Ricoh's commitment to delivering innovative solutions to its customers worldwide. Albyco customers will have ready access to Ricoh’s comprehensive portfolio of Graphic Communications solutions, designed to help them grow and prosper. For Ricoh, the acquisition further supports its continued focus on the Graphic Communications market in line with evolving customer needs, while further cementing its status as a leader in this space. 

The agreement will see Ricoh welcome Albyco’s workforce to the business, complementing existing expertise and capabilities. Albyco’s Managing Director, Jos van Uum, will remain in his current role and continue to grow Albyco’s business. Customers can expect continued support and an expanded range of solutions as Ricoh integrates Albyco's capabilities into its portfolio.

Alberto Mariani, Chief Digital Investment Officer, Ricoh Europe: “We are delighted to welcome Albyco to the Ricoh family.  Ricoh continues to invest in acquisitions that support our long-term growth and differentiation on the market, continually adding value for our global customer base.”

Eef de Ridder, Vice President Graphic Communications Group, commented on the acquisition: “This exciting acquisition is a move that reinforces our dedication to driving innovation in the print industry, we call it HENKAKU, which is the Japanese word for transformational innovation. We are seeing growing demand for top tier finishing capabilities in wide format and inkjet/toner printing at a commercial scale and rising interest from clients seeking end-to-end integrated solutions. Albyco's strong reputation and proven track record in the graphic communications business makes it an excellent addition to the Ricoh family, further strengthening our collective capabilities.”

Jos van Uum, Managing Director at Albyco, comments: “We are delighted to join forces with Ricoh and contribute our expertise to a company with a rich tradition of technological advancements and customer-centric solutions. This collaboration presents a tremendous opportunity to leverage synergies, drive innovation, and deliver even greater value to our customers. I am pleased that we found in Ricoh the best possible home to support our customers and talented teams in the next phase of their journey.”

The acquisition of Albyco is part of Ricoh’s wider growth strategy, positioning the company as a leader in the ever-evolving print and graphics industry. 

Ricoh remains committed to its vision of empowering individuals to find Fulfilment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realise a sustainable future. In 2022, Ricoh acquired Quadient’s graphics business in the Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway) to further strengthen its production print finishing capabilities and grow its distribution of wide format inkjet equipment across the region.

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| About Albyco |

Albyco is a provider of machines and supplies for the professional finishing of prints to customers within the digital printing, label, and sign industries. Since its founding in 1994, Albyco has expanded its offering to include its own brand of supplies and machines, and it continues to evolve and strengthen its product line. 

Based in the Netherlands, Albyco holds a strong presence in the Dutch market for print finishing products, and exports print finishing solutions, machines, and consumables to customers in France, Belgium, Germany, and Sweden. Additionally, Albyco is the exclusive importer of brands Duplo and GMP.

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| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimise business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organisational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2024, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,348 billion yen (approx. 15.5 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfilment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realise a sustainable future. 

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