Ricoh to display its production printing products – Hall 7 Stand D21

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At PrintPack India 2017, Ricoh plans to showcase its range of production printers

At PrintPack India 2017, Ricoh plans to showcase its range of production printing products and applications in a much larger space than the previous edition. Ricoh recently acquired Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of print MIS targeted for the production print market. According to the company, the acquisition will enable Ricoh to further expand the value its production print workflow delivers to customers, as well as help improve management efficiency and productivity of customers in the production printing market.

In July 2013, Ricoh made a strategic investment in Toronto-based Avanti, which established the foundation for this acquisition. The award-winning Avanti slingshot solution is one of the most advanced JDF*1-certified Print MIS solutions available in the market today. JDF is the industry standard for process automation in prepress, press and postpress. “We are committed to continual portfolio advancements aimed at helping our customers grow their businesses and improve their efficiency,” said Jeff Paterra, senior vice president and general manager – technology and solutions development, Ricoh.

“We know that in order to achieve this, they need complete solutions which address their business needs. While our Ricoh Pro Series continues to grow market share globally, thanks to its high quality and high productivity, customers look to Ricoh to resolve wider issues surrounding upstream and downstream systems. Our acquisition of Avanti helps us more effectively do just that.”

This latest Ricoh acquisition continues Ricoh’s dedication to providing customers with an unmatched, best-of-breed portfolio that addresses the needs of the production print market. Previously, Ricoh acquired MarcomCentral (formerly known as PTI Marketing Technologies Inc.), in December 2014. The acquisition has successfully enhanced the value of Ricoh’s web-to-print, marketing asset management and variable data printing offerings. With the addition of Avanti, the Ricoh portfolio is now able to cover the entire production workflow, including Print MIS. Ricoh is aiming to link the Avanti system not only with the Ricoh Pro Series, but also with products from other companies for providing customers
with wider solutions.

“Ricoh’s initial strategic investment in Avanti three years ago gave us an unparalleled opportunity to advance product development and further deliver innovative MIS solutions,” said Patrick Bolan, president of Avanti. “The acquisition by Ricoh sets the stage for Avanti to accelerate growth into the global marketplace.”

In addition to production workflow, Ricoh has begun offering marketing workflow services, aimed to further print shops’ value proposition to their end customers. By collaborating with its partner companies, Ricoh also aims to form an industry-leading ecosystem that will continuously provide customers with increased value-added services.

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