RICOH POSITIONED IN THE LEADERS QUADRANT IN MAGIC QUADRANT FOR MULTIFUNCTION PRODUCTS AND PRINTERS
West Caldwell, NJ, December 22, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that Gartner named Ricoh in the leaders category of its Magic Quadrant for multifunction products (MFPs) and printers worldwide.1 Gartner evaluates MFP and printer providers based on "quality and effectiveness of the processes, systems, methods and procedures that encourage product competition in the marketplace."
According to Gartner, “Leaders are the most capable in providing MFPs, printers and the associated printing solutions and services that support the proper functioning of these devices in the broadest category of customer sites. Leaders have broad channel capability to deliver the products to customers where they want to procure them. Leaders consistently hold strong market share positions in both printers and MFPs worldwide and are capable of delivering nearly identical service levels in more of the regions where Gartner customers are located. Leaders tend to have the deepest global capability and the inventiveness and resources, skills and vision to deliver superior levels of support to existing and future customers globally. Leaders have a proven track record of channeling R&D initiatives into products and solutions that customers need.”
1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers” by Don Dixon, et al. December 9, 2008.
“We are committed to providing efficient products and solutions to our clients, while at the same time placing great importance on creating valuable customer experiences,” said Katsumi "Kirk" Yoshida, Chairman and CEO, Ricoh Americas Corporation Deputy President, Ricoh Company Ltd. “We are honored to be in the leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for MFPs and printers. In our opinion, being acknowledged by a top analyst firm supports our dedication to our customers and further validates our success.”
Gartner evaluates companies on several criteria including product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations. It also evaluates an organization based on market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering strategy, business model, vertical and industry strategy, innovation and geographic strategy.
For more information on Ricoh’s products and services, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently
and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.
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