Ricoh expands finishing capabilities with asset purchase of Quadient’s graphics business in Nordic region
Ricoh Europe, London, 16 June 2022 – Ricoh’s production print customers are set to benefit from an even greater range of finishing capabilities, following the company’s asset purchase of Quadient’s graphics business in the Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway).
Quadient is a global company specialising in software to optimise communications across mail, email, online and parcels. The asset purchase is for Quadient’s Nordic graphics business only, such as Print Finishing Solutions including booklet makers, cutters, laminators and binders, Large Format Solutions, Supplies and Consumables and Support Services. The acquisition will enhance Ricoh’s production print finishing capabilities and bring significant growth for its distribution of Wide Format Inkjet Equipment across the region.
The agreement will see Ricoh welcome Quadient’s Nordic graphics workforce to the business, complementing existing expertise and capabilities. The asset purchase also includes Quadient’s graphics contracts, inventory, service agreements, and distribution agreements in the Nordic region.
Quadient customers will have ready access to Ricoh’s comprehensive portfolio of Graphic Communications solutions, designed to help them grow and innovate. For Ricoh, the acquisition further supports its continued focus on its Graphic Communications evolution in line with customer needs, while further cementing its status as a leader in this space.
Eef de Ridder, Vice President, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe, says: “This is an exciting acquisition for Ricoh. We are seeing an increased demand for high quality, reliable finishing capabilities as customers realise the many applications of wide format and inkjet/toner printing on a commercial scale. At the same time, many customers are also looking for end to end integrated solutions. With decades of experience in this area, Ricoh is perfectly placed to support print innovators who are more ambitious than ever to pursue new applications and revenue streams”.
Geoffrey Godet, Chief Executive Officer, Quadient, comments: “Through the sale of our graphics activity in the Nordics, we continue to make progress towards the completion of our transformation into a streamlined business, centered around our core activities. As in our previous divestments, we are committed to conducting our activities in a responsible manner, and I am pleased that we found in Ricoh the best possible home to support our customers and talented graphics teams in the next phase of their journey.”
Earlier this year, Ricoh announced a pan-European collaboration with Quadient to support print service providers and enterprises in providing marketing services for large scale campaigns.
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| About Quadient® |
Quadient is the driving force behind the world’s most meaningful customer experiences. By focusing on three key solution areas, Intelligent Communication Automation, Parcel Locker Solutions and Mail-Related Solutions, Quadient helps simplify the connection between people and what matters. Quadient supports hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide in their quest to create relevant, personalized connections and achieve customer experience excellence. Quadient is listed in compartment B of Euronext Paris (QDT) and is part of the CAC® Mid & Small and EnterNext® Tech 40 indices.
For more information about Quadient, visit https://invest.quadient.com/en-US.
| 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).
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