Wednesday 17 July 2019

Ricoh named 'Company of the Year' at this year's Ireland Japan Business Awards

Pictured are (L – R) Paul Gilsenan, President of Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce; Akira Oyama, Corporate Executive Vice President, Ricoh; and H.E. Paul Kavanagh, Ambassador of Ireland to Japan.
Pictured are (L – R) Paul Gilsenan, President of Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce; Akira Oyama, Corporate Executive Vice President, Ricoh; and H.E. Paul Kavanagh, Ambassador of Ireland to Japan.
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Ricoh has been named 'Company of the Year' for its contributions to Ireland-Japan business relations at this year's Ireland Japan Business Awards.

The company, which opened its Irish headquarters in Dublin in 2017 on the back of a €6.5m investment, was selected for its growth and investment here.

Irish Ambassador to Japan Paul Kavanagh presented the award to VP and GM of the Sales and Marketing Group at Ricoh, Akira Oyama, at the event held in Tokyo last night.

Mr Oyama said that the award "reflects the wealth of symbiotic economic opportunity that lies in Irish-Japanese relations".

"Since the 1980s Ricoh Ireland has gone from strength to strength and as it grows, so too does the local team’s impact on the Irish economy."

Ricoh Ireland is expected to more than double its workforce to 190 and increase revenues to €32m by 2020.

The company's commitment to the community, sustainability and charitable causes was also recognised.

CEO, Ricoh Ireland & UK, Phil Keoghan said: "Ricoh’s relationship with Ireland started in the 1980s when 34 Irish graduates joined Ricoh in Japan through the Irish Government’s FÁS training scheme. Almost four decades on, Ricoh Ireland has become a shining example of the positive impact that global organisations can have on the communities in which they operate."

Previous winners of the Ireland Japan Business Awards include Fujitsu Laboratories, SMBC, Takeda Pharmaceutical and Corvil.

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