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Ricoh Through the Years

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Ricoh-1962


Ricoh starts business in the U.S.A. as Ricoh Industries, U.S.A. Inc.

Ricoh-1963


Ricoh’s first official logo.

Ricoh-1970


Ricoh Industries, U.S.A. Inc. renamed to Ricoh of America, Inc. and its office is established in New Jersey.

Rapifax Corporation established for marketing of facsimile machines in the U.S.

Ricoh-1974


First high-speed digital fax system for office use, the RIFAX 600S (US name: Rapifax R100).

Ricoh-1975


First in office equipment industry to win coveted Deming Prize for quality control.

Ricoh-1976


RIFAX 600S plays active role in the Montreal Olympic Games.

Rapifax renamed to Rapicom, Inc.

Ricoh-1981


First solar-powered SLR camera “Ricoh XR-S” is released.

Ricoh-1984


Ricoh of America, Inc. and Rapicom, Inc. merge to form Ricoh Corporation.

Ricoh-1986


Logo created in February 1986 to coincide with Ricoh’s 50th anniversary in Japan. Logo used globally.

RIFAX D7000, the world's first ISDN G4 digital facsimile machine, is launched.

Ricoh-1989


Ricoh establishes California Research Center (currently Ricoh Innovations) in Silicon Valley.

Ricoh-1992


Ricoh contributes toward the Barcelona Olympic Games in the facsimile machine category.

Ricoh-1996


First mass-produced CD-ReWritable drive.

Ricoh-2002


Ricoh opens its first Technology Portal in New York City.

Ricoh-2005


“Intelligence” and “Humanity” are the tenets behind Ricoh’s current logo, created in September 2005.

Ricoh-2007


Ricoh Corporation becomes Ricoh Americas Corporation.

Ricoh-2009


Ricoh releases the GXR, the world’s first interchangeable unit camera.

Ricoh-2009


First biomass toner as a genuine manufacturer’s supply item.

Ricoh-2010


Ricoh sets up a 100% solar-powered electronic billboard in New York’s Times Square.

Ricoh-2011


Ricoh establishes Ricoh Production Print Solutions, LLC. in the U.S.A.

Ricoh-2012


Ricoh launches new global brand identity "imagine. change."

Ricoh-2012


Thomson Reuters names Ricoh to Top 100 Global Innovators list.

Ricoh Celebrates 50 Years in the U.S. Moving Forward with Ricoh