Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture, Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
18 - Printing and reproduction of recorded media

360 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 March 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Ricoh has presented a business transformation project that includes a job safeguard plan for 360 employees out of a total of 2,300. This is the most important social plan for the French subsidiary of the Japaneese group since 2013 where 338 and 315 job cuts were announced. The current reorganisation affects more than 15% of the workforce, mainly in support functions and back office. Sales teams are not affected. Ricoh France suffers from the deterioration of the printers market, at the heart of its business. To preserve its future, it wants to strengthen its position for provision of new services in the digital work environment.

Ricoh reached a turnover 500 million turnover in 2017, but in the last two years it has lost about 60 million in revenues.


  • 23 March 2018: Les Echos


Eurofound (2018), Ricoh France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 93634, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93634.