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Ricoh Canada Inc. selected as exclusive provider of document solutions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games


January 18, 2007 - Ricoh Canada Inc. today announced that it has been selected as the exclusive provider of document solutions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

As part of the agreement, Ricoh Canada Inc. becomes the exclusive provider for the 2010 Winter Games and will supply document solutions equipment including multifunctional products, facsimiles and document management equipment. Ricoh’s commitment includes pre-Games support for the rapid growth of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) while also providing for the considerable document management needed at Games time, particularly in the media centres.

In recognition of the fact that approximately 10,000 media will cover the Games, Ricoh will also be developing a media advisory committee - involving key members of the Canadian media with direct Olympic and Paralympic experience - which will advise Ricoh on what the document management and information requirements are from the media’s perspective. “The media are, of course, key consumers of information, and delivering a solution that enables them to do their jobs effectively is a major part of what we will consider a successful deployment,” said Martin Brodigan, President and CEO of Ricoh Canada Inc.

With more than 30 million pages of information generated for the Torino 2006 Winter Games, Ricoh and VANOC recognize the scope of work ahead and are focussed on responsible environmental practices. According to Brodigan, “We’re excited to be part of this program, but we also understand the complexity of the task at hand. Effectively managing the volume in an environmentally responsible way is not simply a fortunate side benefit; it is a core requirement.”

Also present at the announcement was VANOC CEO, John Furlong, who confirmed, “Great communication requires great partners and we are pleased to incorporate Ricoh’s award winning product services into our broad reaching communication requirements to stage the 2010 Winter Games. We are delighted to welcome Ricoh and its 800 employees across Canada to the Olympic and Paralympic family.”

Ricoh’s six-year partnership as an Official Supporter with VANOC provides sponsorship rights for the 2010 Winter Games and for the Canadian teams participating at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

About Ricoh Canada Inc.
Ricoh has a profound respect for the environment and has integrated that respect into its corporate culture. For over 20 years, Ricoh has led the office automation industry in creating eco-friendly products and processes, striving to prevent pollution, to utilize energy and resources efficiently, and to reduce and dispose of waste products in a responsible manner. Ricoh’s target is a 100 per cent recovery and recycle rate. All of Ricoh’s manufacturing facilities have earned ISO 14001 certification, the global standard for environmental management.

Ricoh Canada Inc, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2005 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Corporation markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2005, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year. Ricoh Canada employs over 800 employees nation-wide.

For more information about Ricoh Canada and to view our entire product line, visit: or call 1.888.Ricoh 1st

VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.

VANOC’s marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport. VANOC’s International Partners include Coca-Cola, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald’s, Omega and Visa. VANOC’s National Partners are Bell Canada, Hbc, RBC Financial Group, GM Canada, Petro-Canada, and RONA.

VANOC’s Official Supporters include the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the Royal Canadian Mint, Ricoh Canada Inc. and Teck Cominco Limited. VANOC’s Official Suppliers are Dow Canada, EPCOR, Haworth Canada, Vincor Canada and Workopolis.


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