Ricoh leads the pack for the sixth consecutive year with a 22.2 percent stake in the individual color copier market. In the black and white copier category specifically, it came in close second with a market share of 21.1 percent. These percentages are calculated by counting only for copier/MFP models that are sold through dealer and direct sales, excluding models sold through the retail channel (Printer, Copier, and MFP Annual Market Share, United States: Database. February 8, 2009).
"Ricoh Americas Corporation continues to be a leading player in the black and white and color copier market place and we believe this is due to our strong commitment to offering businesses affordable, high-quality document output solutions," said Kirk Yoshida, chairman and CEO, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "By keeping our finger on the pulse of our customers’ document management needs, Ricoh is able to design printing devices that not only fulfill copying requirements at a low total cost of ownership, but also provide a value add by helping our customers comply with government mandated security and environmental regulations."