IDC Names Ricoh Market Share Leader in U.S. High-Speed Inkjet Placements for Five Years Running

IDC MarketScape names Ricoh as a Leader

BOULDER, Colo- April 24, 2013

Ricoh Production Print Solutions (Ricoh), a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced that it has been named a Leader in an IDC MarketScape and Vendor Shares report, both focused on the high-speed inkjet continuous feed market. For the fifth consecutive year, Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 production print platform has been named the high-speed inkjet market share leader in the United States, according to IDC’s U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares (Doc#: 240258, March 2013). Within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Web Press 2013 Vendor Analysis (Doc#: 240577), April 2013, Ricoh was also named a worldwide Leader.

“The InfoPrint 5000 continues to hold the top US market share for high-speed inkjet according to our yearly analysis and we anticipate the industry momentum for worldwide total engine shipments to continue,” said Amy Machado, senior analyst in IDC’s Hardcopy Peripheral Group. “We realize that low cost per page, speed, and reliability of inkjet web presses are becoming more critical in shaping the future for high volume print and mailing applications and Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 platform addresses each of these factors.”

This IDC MarketScape is the first leveraging the unique MarketScape methodology focused on the high-speed inkjet printer market. The Vendor Shares analysis estimates the U.S. continuous feed printer market, among others, and found a large increase in color devices that are capable of handling multi-million page volumes on a monthly basis.

“Our on-going industry leadership is one of the key accomplishments we pride ourselves on at Ricoh. And recognition of the InfoPrint 5000’s success from an international leader like IDC is a strong validation of our market-focused strategy,” said George Promis, vice president, Production Solutions & Technology Alliances, Ricoh. “We will continue to leverage our extensive skills, experience and technology to help businesses worldwide excel and deliver value-added services to their clients.”

In the past year, the InfoPrint 5000 family achieved a variety of milestones to add to these most recent rankings, including the printing of nearly 40 billion production impressions worldwide, using up to 50 percent less power than other inkjet systems and more.

To read more about the InfoPrint 5000 family, please visit http://bit.ly/infoprint5000.


About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.


About Ricoh
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about


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