Ricoh named a worldwide leader in high speed inkjet in new IDC MarketScape report
Tokyo/Wallisellen, 10 February 2020 – Ricoh today announced that a new IDC MarketScape report names the company a worldwide leader in high speed inkjet, citing Ricoh’s broad strengths, including technological innovation, attentiveness to client feedback and a large installed base. The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment”1 in particular noted Ricoh’s “business development programs with high visibility and strong reputation” as powerful complements to a robust technology portfolio.
“Expanding beyond its transactional and direct mail roots, Ricoh’s introduction of the Ricoh Pro VC70000 dovetails perfectly with its expanding software and services to empower the company to more actively target the commercial print and graphics space,” said Amy Machado, Research Manager for IDC's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions, IDC. “Beyond its own growth in more diverse segments, Ricoh is looking to help its customers expand their offerings, as well.”
Ricoh builds long term alliances, with a consultative, tailored approach to implementation that does not end with a sale. Its representatives pursue a high touch strategy, so as business needs evolve, Ricoh’s ways of addressing them evolve, too. The IDC MarketScape cited Ricoh’s plans to continue growing its business services to help its clients continue to grow revenues and page volumes long after implementation as another key contributing factor to Ricoh’s strong market position.
Ricoh’s clients benefit from the deep expertise of its dedicated production service team of technicians, engineers and managers. Ricoh’s team supports clients with consulting and training services, as well as SaaS offerings. Consultation and training ranges from the technical - colour management, for instance - to the back office, sales plan development, operational excellence, and so on. This enables clients to improve their business on multiple fronts.
“Collaboratively working with clients to understand their needs, how they can adapt to market demands and developing the solutions and services to support them, is the foundation of everything we do at Ricoh,” said Eef de Ridder, Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe. “The ability to work together openly and fully investigate all options from every angle enables us to develop technology that, not only performs, but elevates quality, productivity and creativity. The results speak for themselves in the longstanding relationships we have formed that go far beyond the sale and installation. While we help clients flourish they help us create solutions that will shape both our futures.”
1 “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment”, doc #US45705519, December 2019, https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US45705519