Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
All over the Netherlands, but mainly in Den Bosch (Zuid-Nederland, Noord-Brabant)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.09 - Other information technology and computer service activities

245 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2017


The Japanese producer of printers and copying machines Ricoh has announced that it will cut around 245 jobs (equivalent to 220 FTEs) in its Dutch daughter company Ricoh Nederland. It is deemed necessary in order to cut costs in view of recent losses so that the company will be profitable again, as well as to adapt to changing client demands. The job cuts will affect mainly administrative and support staff in marketing, finance, HR, facilities, and logistics, and they are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The unions have responded somewhat surprised to the high number of job losses, though they had foreseen some job cuts. According to the Dutch union CNV, all employees made redundant will fall under the earlier bargained social redundancy plan which expires in April 2017. Ricoh Nederland is part of the Ricoh Group based in Tokyo, which has activities in over 200 countries.


  • 15 December 2016: fd.nl
  • 15 December 2016: ricoh.nl
  • 15 December 2016: Brabants Dagblad


Eurofound (2016), Ricoh, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 89724, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89724.