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Ricoh Named 'Best Manufacturer'
THE CANNATA REPORT honored Ricoh at annual awards dinner; dealers have spoken in CANNATA’s 30th Annual Dealer Survey

Malvern, PA, October 7, 2015 - Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced it has been named the “Best Manufacturer” of the year by THE CANNATA REPORT, published by Marketing Research Consultants LLC. 

The award is based on responses to The Cannata Report’s 30th Annual Dealer Survey, where 280 dealers provided feedback on which manufacturer they believe offers the best products – everything from desktop devices and MFPs to continuous feed inkjet and digital presses. It comes on the heels of Ricoh being recognized for the previous two years as “Best MFP Manufacturer” of the year.

“We posed three questions addressing production print in our most recent survey,” said Frank Cannata, President, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Cannata Report. “More Ricoh dealers (80%) who claimed they were involved in production print indicated movement of the greatest number of different models from a single manufacturer than any other, including Canon, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Sharp and Toshiba.” 

“This recognition from The Cannata Report is a testament that dealers and customers agree with Ricoh's continued focus on delivering innovative products that help to improve workflows – in both the office and production print environments,” said Tim Vellek, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We are proud of this achievement, as it is a result of our ongoing commitment to and collaboration with our dealers.”

The award was presented at The Cannata Report’s 30th Annual Awards and Charities Dinner October 1 at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, N.J. The Cannata Dinner raised a record $153,000 that will be used to establish an esophageal cancer research grant funded in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of beloved industry veteran Bob Shields of Florida-based Copytronics Information Systems. Money raised through a silent auction of sports memorabilia at the event was given to the New Jersey-based Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon (AaSP).

For details on Ricoh’s full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About THE CANNATA REPORT
Since its launch in 1982, The Cannata Report has been the leading business technology trends resource for the independent business, imaging and workflow solutions dealer channel Distinguished for its industry-renowned editorial and analyses, it has subscribers throughout the U.S. and in nine countries worldwide.

As the independent dealer model continues to evolve and expand into a comprehensive managed service, IT, and production print provider, The Cannata Report has remained at the forefront of the industry. The Cannata Report’s audience includes independent dealers, all major industry hardware manufacturers, leasing companies, software providers and more. Moreover, its broad expertise attracts audiences from all business endeavors related to the independent dealer channel.

The Cannata Report’s media portfolio is anchored by its signature print edition and the newly relaunched website www.TheCannataReport.com and extends across all social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The Cannata Report is owned and operated by parent company Marketing Research Consultants LLC.

| 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 about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 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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Contact:

John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023
john.greco@ricoh-usa.com

Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications
(212) 616-6003
tsheehy@breakawaycom.com

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