Ricoh acquires Pure AV to extend workplace management capabilities

Ricoh has completed the acquisition of Pure AV in a move that further enhances its provision of meeting and workplace solutions to customers, including Unified Communications and Collaborations (UCC), AV and Workplace Management. 

Ricoh will take on Pure AV’s existing sites, including its premises in Preston. The entire Pure AV workforce will be retained as part of the acquisition.

As a result of the acqusition, Ricoh customers will benefit from Pure AV’s renowned experience and expertise in UCC, AV and Workplace Management. They will also have access to a broad portfolio of products, software and service offerings, and be able to harness continuous innovation through strategic partners.

Pure AV customers will benefit from Ricoh’s global footprint, financial strength and integrated service delivery infrastructure. They can access a wide range of Ricoh products and solutions, including RICOH Spaces, interactive whiteboards and Smart Lockers. They can also access Ricoh’s extensive digital services portfolio which encompasses Digital Workspace, Digital Experience, Business Process Management, Cloud & Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Graphic Communications capabilities.

Pure AV will continue to operate under its existing name, reporting to Ricoh UK. 

Edward Hamilton, Vice President, Communication Services, Ricoh Europe, says: “This is a significant addition to Ricoh’s communication services delivery business, both within the UK and at a European level. Not only will it accelerate our organic growth in this sector, it will strengthen our technical design and delivery capability within the Corporate, Higher Education and Healthcare markets. Leveraging the specialist skills of Pure AV creates opportunities for lifelong learning and up-skilling of Ricoh’s existing employees, meaning our customers receive an even more diverse and extensive level of support.”

Phil Keoghan, CEO, Ricoh UK, adds: “Pure AV has been selected based on its strong market position, engineering capability and customer base. The acquisition will enable Ricoh to expand further into this market and deliver customer projects at a larger scale, thus supporting the most ambitious digital transformation programmes.”

Peter Sutton, Managing Director, Pure AV, comments: “We’re excited to start a new chapter that will allow us to accelerate our long-term growth strategy while delivering best-in-class solutions to our clients in the UK and Europe. Ricoh’s worldwide infrastructure and end-to-end managed services expertise, combined with the strength of our design, engineering, and support services, will enable us to deliver powerful solutions on a local and global scale.” 

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