Editor's Note: See Cary Sherburne's blog post on this topic
Ricoh leads with engine and unit installations, increasing market share to 46 percent
MALVERN, PA – Ricoh today announced that it has been named as the unrivaled leader in the high-speed inkjet continuous feed market by International Data Corporation (IDC), a leading provider of global IT research and advice. Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 and RICOH Pro VC60000 production print platforms have made Ricoh the high-speed inkjet market share leader in the United States, according to IDC’s newly published U.S. Quarterly Production Print Tracker for 4Q’15, which also includes the year’s cumulative installation numbers. Ricoh’s market share increased to 46 percent in 2015, which is more than twice that of the next closest competitor.
Released quarterly, IDC’s Production Printer Tracker provides a detailed database of information on the laser and high-speed inkjet market segments. The report includes data on overall market size, share by vendor, and five-year projections.
“With high-speed inkjet making significant gains in the market over the past few years, it is innovation that is driving more widespread adoption of the technology, and the numbers show that Ricoh is leading the way,” said Amy Machado, Research Manager for IDC’s Hardcopy Peripheral Solutions. “Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 and the RICOH Pro VC60000 continue to speak to the needs of the market, winning the confidence of customers year after year, resulting in Ricoh leading the production print market.”
Ricoh recently announced new enhancements to its Pro VC60000 platform, including increased speed for greater production value, printhead parking that provides greater options and cost savings when printing in black and white, and extensions to its color control software, offering incredible flexibility when generating full color applications.
“The combination of our popular Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 platform, complemented by the next generation RICOH Pro VC60000, has put us on top of the leader board by a very wide margin and we couldn’t be more pleased with how both platforms are embraced by customers,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Our production print solutions – the hardware, software and professional support – help our customers improve their productivity, save time and money, and expand their portfolio of offerings, all of which help them address the challenges and opportunities of the new world of work.”