Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Grows Services Business Expertise

Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced that it has completed the transaction of assets of ADA-Das SystemHaus GmbH (hereinafter "ADA") through Ricoh Deutschland GmbH, Ricoh's German marketing subsidiary. The contract was signed on June 20.

ADA is one of Germany's leading IT Services companies with more than 20 years' experience. Its focus is to partner with customers to implement and manage their IT systems. Services cover all aspects required for the efficient management of a business's IT infrastructure - from initial conception to final realization.

ADA and Ricoh have a strong strategic fit. Both are already working with many of the same corporations. By joining forces, these shared clients can now enjoy one-stop services for all their IT and document management needs. Furthermore, together with the document process outsourcing capabilities gained through the recent acquisition of Georg Kohl (Germany), Ricoh will be able to provide enhanced service offerings with the synergy of IT Services and Managed Document Services (MDS).

Shared values between the two organizations include a commitment to quality management with both achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 and product lifecycle management with ADA's remarketing programs (data deletion & redistribution) and Ricoh's Total Green Office Solutions (TGOS). Following the successful acquisition, stakeholders and employees will also benefit from the increased knowledge sharing and best practice of the two companies.

This acquisition is a part of Ricoh's global strengthening of its business service infrastructure, providing businesses around the world with the tools and expertise to optimize business critical document processes and IT Services. In addition to the global expansion of its services business, it supports Ricoh's focus to expand its customer base and deliver products and services with high added value.

Company Outline

Name:  ADA-Das SystemHaus GmbH

Established: 1987

HQ location: Willich, Germany (10 branch offices)

Business: IT infrastructure services including Remarketing Solutions, Field and Site Services, Service Desk, product evaluation, purchase management and software installation, distribution with project management. Managed IT Services including datacenter support, network-, server- and storage services, the implementation of security services and the rollout of groupware solutions.

Number of employees: Approx. 620

Sales: 122 million euros (Fiscal 2011)

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