Ricoh Singapore Announces Acquisition of 01 Innovations
Acquisition supports Ricoh’s strategic move into Managed IT Services
Singapore, 1 October 2012 - Ricoh (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Tokyo-headquartered Ricoh Company, Ltd., today announced the acquisition of 01 Innovations Pte Ltd, the IT solutions arm of 01 Computer Systems Pte Ltd.
The acquisition is in line with Ricoh’s global strategy to expand into the fast-growing Managed IT Services sector, enhancing the company’s ability to serve its customers as a true one-stop solutions provider.
Founded in 2009, 01 Innovations focuses on delivering best-in-class virtualized and cloud based solutions, among others Server Virtualization, Enterprise Storage Solutions, Network Security, Monitoring and Acceleration, Disaster Prevention and Recovery, IT Managed Services and Data Center Solutions.
Following the acquisition, 01 Innovations’ operations will be absorbed into the Ricoh organization, helping to achieve the maximum synergy between the two companies. Tohru Saitoh, General Manager of Managed IT Services for Ricoh (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. is confident that the combination of services will not only expand the opportunities for synchronization of IT needs and solutions but also result in improved service to customers.
He remarked, “With the addition of 01 Innovations’ technical skills and expertise, our customers will be able to enjoy not only the full spectrum of products and solutions from an office automation perspective, including Managed Document Services and Production Printing, but also best-in-class IT services such as Infrastructure, Software, Virtualization, Outsourcing, Communication and Cloud. The combined services of 01 Innovations and Ricoh will add significant value to our customers, enabling them to manage and tailor their IT needs from a single solutions provider”.
George Tan, Sales Director of 01 Innovations welcomed the acquisition. “Becoming part of Ricoh will enable us to offer our customers the solutions functionality alongside the Ricoh products and services portfolio,” he said. “It is absolutely imperative for companies today in a highly competitive market to have a fully integrated IT solutions deployment and maintenance package to support all their business functions. Under Ricoh, we are bringing IT solutions that complement and enhance business operations to a new level. ”
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Ricoh is a global technology company specialising 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 specialised 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.
|About 01 Innovations|
01 Innovations was set up in collaboration with 01 Computer Systems Pte Ltd (an SME 500 company) in 2009 with an aim to demystify traditional IT complexities through innovative solutions and designs. Its goal was set to redefine the way technology is used to support and enhance business operations.
The solutions provided are always purpose built from the ground up and customized according to unique business requirements.
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