Ricoh Named Market Share Leader in U.S. High-Speed Inkjet Placements for Six Years Running (Includes Commentary from Ricoh)
MALVERN, PA—April 3, 2014—Ricoh today announced that it has been named by International Data Corporation (IDC), a leading provider of global IT research and advice, as the unrivaled leader in the high-speed inkjet continuous feed market. For the sixth 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 newly published U.S. Quarterly Production Print Tracker. Ricoh’s market share increased from 39 percent in 2012 to 42 percent in 2013, with the next closest competitor ranked at 31 percent.
Released quarterly, IDC’s Production Printer Tracker provides a detailed database of information on the laser and high-speed inkjet market segments. The report includes data on overall market size, share by vendor and five-year projections.
“In a market that is showing modest growth, Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 continues to gain market share every year, which says quite a bit about the reliability and popularity of its production print technology,” said Amy Machado, senior analyst in IDC’s Hardcopy Peripheral Group. “The numbers bear out, year after year, that high-volume printers continue to invest their future in the Ricoh platform.”
Winston Liu, vice president, Commercial Print Solutions, Continuous Feed, Ricoh, also commented: “The InfoPrint 5000 has outsold itself every year, and this year we’ve gone beyond the 40 percent mark, which is quite a milestone for our flagship system. The InfoPrint 5000 is much more than hardware – with an ever-expanding and innovative suite of software and professional services, it delivers a strategic digital investment and has consistently proven to be an undeniable success.”
In the past year, the InfoPrint 5000 family achieved a variety of milestones to add to these most recent rankings, including the printing of 60 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.
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 about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 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.