Ricoh Company, Ltd. engages in the manufacture of office automation equipment. The company’s principal products include copiers, printers, production printing products, digital duplicators and facsimile machines. The company is also a manufacturer of digital and advanced electronic devices, such as semiconductor devices. The company supports its office and production printing equipment businesses by offering customers various ‘solution’ systems that work with personal computers and servers, network systems, application software and related product support and after-sales services to assist customers in fully utilizing the company’s products that they purchase. The company’s product support services include assisting customers in setting up their information technology environment or network. It also offers various supplies and peripheral products to be used with its products and systems. The company has further expanded its businesses to manufacture and sell products, such as projectors, video conference systems, thermal rewritable products and interactive digital whiteboard solutions. Segments The company’s segments include the following: Imaging & Solutions, Industrial Products, and Other. IMAGING & SOLUTIONS This segment consists of products that are used in the office and production printing environments and are categorized as follows: Office Imaging: The Office Imaging product category includes monochrome and color digital plain paper copiers (PPCs)/ multi-functional printers (MFPs), laser printers, GELJET printers, digital duplicators, projectors, video conference systems, facsimiles, scanners, related parts and supplies, services, support and software. The company manufactures a range of PPCs/MFPs with various copying speeds and functions to simplify printing, copying, scanning and distribution tasks. PPCs/MFPs use a drum or other medium coated with a photo conductive material on which an image of the original document is projected optically and developed by applying a dry powder-based toner. Its PPCs/MFPs are designed to provide information technology support for all types of office environments by delivering enhanced basic features. The company also manufactures a range of laser printers that print in monochrome or color and in various print speeds, are able to connect to a network and are multifunctional in that they have scanning, faxing and copying capabilities as well as advanced finishing capabilities. GELJET printers utilize ‘GELJET technology’ developed by the company, which enables ultra-fine particle pigment dispersion to produce higher image qualities. All GELJET printers are color printers. Digital duplicators are economical versions of production printing products, although the print speed per minute is not as high as production printing products. The company’s digital duplicators offer various features and publishing conveniences, including color capabilities and computer connectivity. During the year 2013, the company released the MP 9002/7502/6002/6002GP series as part of its monochrome MFP product lineup. These products are manufactured using electric furnace steel sheets that are made of 100% steel scrap. In addition, during the year 2013, the company introduced a full line-up of reconditioned multifunction products, which comprise the MP C4000RC SRF/MP C2800RC SRF for color printing and the MP 7501RC/6001RC/5000RC/4000RC/3350RC/2550RC series for monochrome printing. With respect to printers, the company introduced a new lineup of products, which are the SP C831/C831M/C830/C731/C731M/C730/C730M/C730L for color printers and the SP 8300/8300M for monochrome printers. These products are equipped with a 4.3 inch full color LCD touch panel, which improved visibility and operability. The company also introduced GELJET SG 7100 printer and the multi-function GELJET SG 3100SF printer during year 2013, both of which are compact models. During the year 2013, the company developed and introduced six new projection systems (12 models), including the desk edge / short throw projectors PJ WX3340N and PJ WX4240N. With respect to video conference systems, faster and inexpen
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