Ricoh Cements Position as Major Player in Production Printing #Ipex
Strategic alliances and partnerships announced
Ricoh highlighted its partnership with InfoPrint Solutions. “Together we will offer the best approach for our customers, ensuring seamless service and support – before, during and after implementation”, said Williams. The launch of the new InfoPrint Solutions identity also marked a strong and positive partnership for the future. It leverages the strengths of Ricoh while providing InfoPrint Solutions with the opportunity to expand its credibility and leadership in the market. Benoit Chatelard, Senior Vice President and General Manager, InfoPrint Solutions EMEA said, "Customers will benefit from the combined power of Ricoh and InfoPrint Solutions. We will be providing one of the market’s broadest portfolios of solutions. We can fulfill customers' requirements even better together and will ensure that they benefit fully from our expanding offerings."
Ricoh also announced its worldwide strategic alliance with DirectSmile GmbH, a leading supplier of software for variable data printing and cross-media marketing, and a pan-European partnership with Duplo International to expand Ricoh's range of complete digital print-to-finish systems.
Breadth of production printing solutions
Some of the contracts signed at the Ricoh stand included the Ricoh Pro C720 which was publicly demonstrated for the first time in Europe. The first pan-European demonstrations of NowPrint for Web-to-Print and Ready4Print Color Server were also hosted at Ipex 2010. They provided print service providers with a unique insight into how easy it is to install and use these latest solutions in their business.
"Ipex 2010 presented Ricoh with an ideal opportunity to show print service providers our latest and expanded portfolio of services, products and solutions, while demonstrating our unshakeable commitment to providing our customers with world-class services. We are excited about the future and the show has given us added time with printing businesses to answer their questions and to demonstrate how Ricoh is adding value and supporting productivity and profitability,” says Williams.