Ricoh named 'Best Manufacturer' for second consecutive year

THE CANNATA REPORT honored Ricoh at annual awards dinner;
dealers have spoken in CANNATA's 31st Annual Dealer Survey

MALVERN, PA, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced it has been named the "Best Manufacturer" of the year for the second consecutive year by THE CANNATA REPORT, published by Marketing Research Consultants LLC.

The award is based on responses to The Cannata Report's 31st Annual Dealer Survey, where 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. Previously, Ricoh was recognized as "Best MFP Manufacturer" of the year in 2013 and 2014.

"Ricoh dealers overwhelmingly indicated that their product line particularly in A3 MFP and Production Print was the best," said Frank G. Cannata, President & CEO of Marketing Research Consultants LLC. "It was also by the narrowest of margins that Ricoh did not come out on top for A4 MFP. In all the years we have been conducting this survey no manufacturer has dominated in two of the hardware categories and come in second in the third."

"Receiving this recognition from The Cannata Report for multiple years 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. "We are proud to accept this recognition, as it is a result of our ongoing commitment to and collaboration with our dealers."

The award was presented at The Cannata Report's 31st Annual Awards and Charities Dinner on October 6 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey. The Cannata Dinner raised a record $180,000 that will be used to establish The Jackie Ritschel Memorial Endowment for Cancer Research & Treatment at Hackensack University Medical Center and support Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon.

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/.

© 2016 Ricoh USA, Inc. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE Ricoh Canada Inc.

For further information: Tracey Sheehy, Breakaway Communications for Ricoh, (212) 616-6003, tsheehy@breakawaycom.com

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