21 Feb Investing in our Future Workforce
Thanks to the excellent work of our Dublin team members, Ricoh Ireland is growing – and we have ambitious plans to grow our business even more. To facilitate and aid that growth, we require people, investment and a new location.
We are delighted to announce that in the presence of Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, we have opened the doors to our new Dublin headquarters in Airside Business Park, Swords. The state-of-the-art facility, along with €6.5 million investment, will help us to grow our team by 110 over the next three years – bringing us up to 190 people by the end of 2019.
Contributing significantly to Ricoh Ireland’s ongoing growth are our business process services – which enable streamlined document workflow – and production print offerings. In the last 18 months alone, we created 30 jobs – separate to the 110 new jobs just announced. Over the next three years, we will look to fill roles in the areas of technical engineering, software solutions, business development and operations management.
In order to attract and retain existing talent, our 4,200ft2 facility was designed with the purpose of being a quality work environment. Ricoh Ireland employees were engaged in the design and planning of the new HQ, which was built to centre on the Four Cs – collaboration, contemplation, communication and concentration – with designated areas and tools to encourage each element.
Showcasing the best in technology, our new HQ provides an opportunity for customers to see a live working environment of the future. With features including interactive whiteboards, unified communications and the best in document workflow, the Irish hub embraces flexible, mobile working and allows business customers to see how digital technologies can transform their workplace.
The new HQ will continue to focus on Ricoh Ireland’s core areas of business: managed document services, communications services, production print, business process services, software solutions and professional services.
Speaking about the announcement, Gary Hopwood, Ricoh Ireland’s general manager, said: “Today’s announcement underlines Ricoh Ireland’s success in embracing digital transformation and helping our customers to do the same. The new HQ truly is the feather in our cap, showcasing how we have used technology to pioneer the workforce of the future.
“Our revenue stream in Ricoh Ireland continues to grow and we want to continue driving that forward. To achieve that, we needed a new office space that could facilitate a much larger workforce that will be instrumental in Ricoh Ireland’s future success. We expect to see significant returns on this investment for many years to come.”
Phil Keoghan, CEO of Ricoh UK & Ireland, said: “Ireland is viewed as a key area of growth for Ricoh and we will continue to make significant investments in the company’s continued success here. Its strong portfolio of indigenous and global accounts is testament to the outstanding performance of the Irish operation.
“Ireland has the skilled workforce and international relationships that make it a very attractive location for any organisation with a global presence. This announcement demonstrates Ricoh’s consistent confidence in – and commitment to – the Irish market.”
If you would like to join the Ricoh Ireland team, check out our job opportunities here.