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Ricoh Expands to the Czech Republic and Slovakia via Acquisition

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

London – Ricoh Europetoday announced its acquisition of Impromat-CZ spol. s.r.o, and Impromat Slov spol. s.r.o., a leading distributor of digital office solutions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This investment represents Ricoh’s long term vision to further enhance the expertise it offers its clients and to grow its core business in new geographies. 

Customers in the two countries will benefit from Ricoh’s acquisition of Impromat by having full access to Ricoh’s broad portfolio of products and services that enable office clients to optimise their business critical document processes, increase productivity and improve client responsiveness and knowledge-sharing. It will also create new and mutually beneficial opportunities for Ricoh and Impromat employees to become part of a larger network within the region and globally. 

David Mills, CEO, Ricoh Europe said: “I am excited about the opportunities this acquisition of Impromat offers to increase the value we offer to our customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, who will now have access to the full portfolio of Ricoh products and services. We have a long standing relationship with Impromat and the company has high standards of after sales service, skilled technicians and in depth knowledge of Ricoh products. This means the transition for clients will be seamless and it will be business as usual for customers, albeit under the Ricoh brand.”

Ricoh’s acquisition of Impromat-Slov spol. s.r.o , and Impromat CZ spol. s r.o.was completed on  7 July, 2015. Impromat will come under the Ricoh brand and Ivan Konecny, formerly Business Director of Impromat, will be appointed as CEO and brings many years of industry experience to the role. The acquired operations comprise of more than 250 employees with headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. 

This acquisition is a part of Ricoh’s global strengthening of its core business in new geographies, providing businesses around the world with the innovative products and expertise to optimise business processes. Ricoh is committed to a multi-channel strategy and will continue the relationships Impromat has built with dealers in the Czech and Slovak markets. It builds on the recent acquisitions of IT services providers, Npo Sistemi in Italy in 2014 and Aventia in Spain in 2013 and supports Ricoh’s focus to expand its footprint to meet the evolving needs of its customers.

 

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