In the networked office, peripheral equipment is no longer standalone but fully integrated in the wider value chain. Photocopiers, printers and scanners have long ceased to be separate entities. In the wider world, access to high image definition and high fidelity sound is no longer restricted to cameras and hi-fi systems but can be recorded on smart phones and tablet computers. Interactive multifunctionality is a trend that is here to stay. One of its pioneers is the Japanese technology firm RICOH Group. The global concern generates a quarter of its annual turnover in the EMEA market and operates five production sites in Europe. One of these is RICOH Industrie France SAS.