Ricoh starts mass production of office printing devices in Dongguan Guangdong, China from July 2020
Factory advances digital manufacturing whilst contributing to the realization
of a carbon-free society
Tokyo/Wallisellen, 29 June 2020 – Ricoh today announced the start of mass production of office equipment at “Ricoh Manufacturing (China) Ltd.” in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China from July 2020.
Ricoh’s investment in its own digital transformation makes it an agile organization, able to respond even more quickly to customer needs. This new subsidiary will act as a centralized production base within Ricoh’s global supply chain ecosystem. It will have a number of productivity innovations in areas such as equipment maintenance and predictive management. It will also achieve productivity improvements through motion detection, analyzing trends in process data and eliminating defects. The resulting improvements in the quality of the office equipment leverages these digital manufacturing techniques in addition to sales and manufacturing data collected through IoT and the use of robots and other automated equipment.
*1 Awarded the CERTIFICATION OF GREEN BUILDING DESIGN LABEL “3 stars”, the highest level of certification. Awarded the CERTIFICATION OF LEED GOLD based on the environmental performance evaluation system for buildings and cities, developed by the non-profit organization, the U.S. Green Building Council, and operated by Green Business Certification Inc.
*2 Reduce CO2 emissions by 15,400 tons/year and electricity consumption by 22,613,803 kWh/year, compared to 2017.
Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).
It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.
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