Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ricoh & Kodak "Coming to America?"

Just when you thought things would settle down, today Kodak and Ricoh join forces so Ricoh will sell Kodak in Europe, and it may just be a matter of time before there's and OEM agreement here in the US. Right now no additional word from Ricoh or Kodak, mums the word!

I just posted the YouTube videos last week of Kodak dis spelling the rumors of planning to sell off its DigiMaster and NexPress commercial printer business. All in all one week later and CEO Antonio Perez drops a pretty big bomb shell.

I'm going to have to agree with Andrew Tribute and his blog, that there may be more to come of this agreement.

Here's the link to his blog:

Kodak and Ricoh Partnership

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ricoh does sell the NexPress in the US through Ricoh's Print Production Business Group (PPBG) and through IKON. This has been in place with PPBG for over a year now and with IKON for a few years now.

Ricoh's PPBG group does not sell the M700 press as it competes with the C900. I'm not 100% sure about the arrangement at IKON but it's probably similar since IKON used to sell the Canon line up to the 7000.

I haven't read the article announcing this but I'd bet dollars to donuts that the EU agreement is with Ricoh's EU - PPBG division.