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(SINGAPORE 27/04/2012): Heidelberg Singapore (Heidelberg) and Ricoh Singapore (Ricoh) have officially entered into a local partnership and are committed to deliver value-added solutions aimed at driving long term profitability for their customers. The announcement follows the phased rollout of the global strategic agreement between the two leading global brands in 2011.
Addressing the market need of integrated print production
Offset printers are increasingly seeking to complete their portfolios with a flexible digital solution integrated into their existing high quality offset environment. The Ricoh and Heidelberg partnership supports them in growing their core offset business and enable them to offer more flexibility towards their clients using Ricoh's latest digital print technology. Today, offset printers have access to a nearly unlimited range of printing substrates, spot colors and state-of-the-art coating applications as well as specialty inks through Heidelberg's market leading offerings.
"With this new cooperation, we are able to offer our local customers higher flexibility to combine digital alongside offset and expand offerings to their customers," said Robin Goettle, Managing Director of Heidelberg Singapore.
Heidelberg and Ricoh are both innovators and leaders in their respective fields, the technology partnership will lead to improved solutions for customers of both Heidelberg and Ricoh, including hybrid workflows encompassing the combination of both digital and offset technologies.
Vincent Lim, Managing Director of Ricoh Singapore commented, "With the convergence of digital and offset technology, we see this strategic partnership as an opportunity to leverage on each other’s core competencies to provide a compelling value proposition that is well positioned to meet the digital needs of businesses. This partnership symbolizes a commitment to deliver a value-added offering which is relevant and focused on enhancing the bottom line of customers. Our strategic cooperation shows the level of confidence that Heidelberg has in Ricoh’s ability to be able to meet the demanding needs of the graphic arts industry."
Together, both Ricoh and Heidelberg continue to share knowledge and expertise to develop best models and solutions to meet the needs of their customers.
|Heidelberg Singapore||Ricoh Singapore|
|Julia Soh||Bruce Murphy|
|Manager, Marketing||Deputy Senior Manager, Marketing|
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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 more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2011, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,942 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 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.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading provider of solutions and services for commercial and packaging printing. The Heidelberg name is internationally associated with leading technology, top quality, and customer focus. The company’s core business covers, with its equipment and services, the entire sheetfed offset process and value chain in the format classes from 20 inches (35x50 cm) to 64 inches (120x160 cm), as well as digital printing solutions. Contract manufacturing – mainly for customers in other engineering industries and the energy sector – is also growing in importance for Heidelberg.
Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany with production and development sites in seven countries and about 250 sales and service units in 170 countries, the company serves about 200,000 customers. Its printing presses and prepress and Postpress equipment are mainly produced in Germany in compliance with rigorous quality standards. Standardized presses for all common format classes and folding machines are also manufactured in Qingpu near Shanghai, China for the Chinese market.
In the 2010/2011 financial year, the company had a sales volume of 2.629 billion euros.
As of March 31, 2011, the Heidelberg Group employed a workforce of 15,828, including 631 trainees and apprentices.