PM Opens Ricoh Technology Centre in Wellington
Ricoh celebrate the opening of their new Wellington technology Centre
Prime Minister John Key was special guest speaker at the opening of Ricoh New Zealand's Wellington Technology Centre on Wednesday, 1 July 2009.
Other invited guests included Mayor Kerry Prendergast, prominent Wellington business leaders, long time Ricoh clients, Ricoh staff, and former and current All Blacks who were also celebrating the 10-year association between Ricoh and Wellington rugby.
Following a tour of the new facility, John Key addressed the crowd citing a number of examples where modern technology was making business and government vastly more cost-efficient. His focus on efficiency and sustainability through technology encapsulated the significant themes of the evening and was further reflected in the hardware and software solutions on display.
Ricoh New Zealand's Managing Director Mike Pollok also spoke at the opening declaring his expectation that the new "centre of excellence" will be a valuable resource for Wellington businesses.
“We want to showcase the latest that Ricoh has to offer and show businesses how they can use innovative hardware and software solutions to achieve greater productivity. An environment like this encourages all our customers and suppliers to challenge the way they currently handle information and explore opportunities to become more efficient in all aspects of their document communication from creation and storage through to accessibility and distribution.”
Mr Pollok warned guests not to be fooled into thinking that the Wellington Technology Centre is just a room full of photocopiers and flat screen TVs!
“The biggest advances here lie in the software that Ricoh and our partners have developed to work with these devices to process, communicate and store information around your own network and around the world.”
Mr Pollok also informed guests that Ricoh's technology helps clients to minimise their impact on the environment.
“At Ricoh, we believe that being environmentally responsible and saving money needn't be poles apart.“Environmental sustainability is at the core of Ricoh New Zealand 's business strategy, as it is for Ricoh globally. Last year Ricoh New Zealand achieved a significant milestone in becoming the first business in our industry to achieve carbon neutrality through Landcare Research's carboNZero Cert TM programme.”