Ricoh’s Innovation Mindset is all About Transformational Innovation

Ricoh’s Innovation Mindset is all About Transformational Innovation

Dennis Moll, the Commercial Director for Emerging Markets Group EMEA at Ricoh Graphic Communications, speaks exclusively to Print Pack, about the company’s participation in GPP 2022

What is the theme of your participation at GPP this year?
HENKAKU is the Japanese word for Transformational Innovation; it sums up perfectly Ricoh’s innovation mindset. By applying our knowledge and insight, we can help Print Service Providers (PSPs) shape their successful future, create new opportunities, access new markets, overcome production challenges, and speed up processes.

We’ve been empowering print’s digital transformation for years, building on our understanding of fundamental shifts in the sector and our clients’ businesses. We provide solutions including hardware, software, and services that help them evolve, digitalise and create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Which products and solutions will you be highlighting at the event?
Ricoh will present printed application quality, versatility, and flexibility at Gulf Print and Pack 2022. From May 24-26 on stand E16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Print Service Providers (PSPs), and enterprises looking to enhance the services and efficiencies of their print rooms, will discover the digital creativity and production possibilities provided by Ricoh’s commercial and industrial print solutions.

Ricoh will show these systems and solutions:

  • Ricoh Pro C5300
  • Ricoh Pro C7200x (First showing of gold and silver toners)
  • Ricoh Pro C9200
  • Ricoh Pro L5100e
  • Ricoh Pro TF6251 (First showing)
  • Ri 2000
  • FusionPro VDP
  • TotalFlow Production Manager
  • Color-Logic
  • ColorGATE Productionserver (First showing)

How has 2021 been for your company and what were the learnings from that year?
While 2020 and 2021 weren’t what any of us thought they would be and the impact of the pandemic will continue to shape 2022, the unique moment offered Print Service Providers the opportunity to reimagine their operations. We believe the market will not completely return to pre-pandemic working practices. Operations will adopt a more flexible and agile approach that best shapes their business needs. We reassess on a more frequent basis and adjust regularly to effectively capitalise on changing trends and emerging opportunities.

How is 2022 shaping up so far and how will you use the learnings from 2021 to better your strategies for this year?
Our strategic focus during 2022 is on providing comprehensive, all-encompassing support for our clients and partners. As they emerge from the worst of the pandemic, into a new, though still uncertain, business climate, we aim to deliver the technology, the expertise, guidance, and service that will give them the best chance of navigating successfully the fluctuating currents and tides ahead of them.

Do you see a general trend towards eco-friendly packaging and sustainability goals in the packing industry?
Brands are seriously looking at their environmental impact. Demand for eco-friendly packaging and sustainability goals will directly be affected by brand owners’ requirements.

Ricoh considers the environmental impact of its activities and product developments wherever possible. This has resulted in it attaining the following awards in the past year:

  • Ricoh awarded Gold rating by EcoVadis for its sustainability practices
  • Ricoh recognized for its climate change action with place on prestigious CDP2021 Supplier Engagement Rating Leaderboard
  • Ricoh awarded highest Gold Class recognition in sustainability ratings by S&P Global
  • Ricoh included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two consecutive years

Ricoh was also named in the “Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2022” list.

What do you expect to achieve through your participation at GPP?
We are confident that at Gulf Print and Pack 2022 the breadth and diversity of our portfolio of innovative solutions, designed to help industrial and commercial printers address the challenges facing them, will enable us to begin conversations with new and existing clients that we will continue well after the show together with our business partners.

In today’s connected world, market and technological trends are more dynamic than ever. To be successful, commercial printers must boldly embrace opportunities to transform their business. When they diversify at pace and extend applications from their equipment, they can better respond to their clients’ evolving needs, drive profits and create a sustainable business. Gulf Print and Pack is a unique moment offered to Print Service Providers with the opportunity to reimagine their operations.

Chris Fernando

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