HEIDELBERG MÉXICO AND RICOH ROLL OUT DIGITAL OFFERING
Global agreement provides customers with combination of offset and digital printing in Mexico
West Caldwell, NJ, September 30, 2011 - Ricoh Americas Corporation and Heidelberg México today announced they have signed a contract to make Mexico the next market in the Americas to participate in the phased global rollout of the new Heidelberg and Ricoh strategic cooperation.
The relationship enables Heidelberg México to sell Ricoh’s latest color digital press, the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition, as part of Heidelberg’s total print solution. The two parent companies, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Ricoh) and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), entered into a global strategic partnership agreement in February this year. Heidelberg’s and Ricoh’s future plans include integration with Heidelberg’s industry-standard workflow solution in the graphic arts industry, Prinect, as well as joint development activities for future printing applications.
Digital printing continues to grow as commercial printers extend their business models to offer marketing services, short-run color and same-day service. Offset printers are increasingly seeking to complete their portfolios with a flexible digital solution integrated into their existing high-quality offset environment. The Ricoh and Heidelberg relationship supports these customers in growing their core offset business and enables them to offer more flexibility to their clients using Ricoh’s latest digital print technology.
About Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
A technology provider and partner in the print media industry, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world-wide leading provider of solutions and services for the print media industry. The name Heidelberg is internationally associated with leading technology, top quality, and customer focus. The company’s core business starts with its equipment and services the entire process and value chain of the sheetfed offset format classes from 20 inches to 64 inches as well as digital printing solutions.
While Heidelberg’s expertise is rooted in engineering and manufacturing the best presses, it extends to a range of prepress and postpress equipment as well as services and solutions including: Business Consulting, Saphira Consumables, Professional Training, Parts, Service, Remarketed Equipment and Workflow software. www.heidelberg.com.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software 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 offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.
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