Overseas Business Development
RISO’s overseas business started on a full-scale basis in 1986, spurred by the strong desire of founder Noboru Hayama for RISO’s RISOGRAPH to be of practical use in the field of school education around the world for the benefit of children, the leaders of tomorrow. Since then, RISO’s products have been used by educational institutions, government and public agencies, companies and local communities in over 180 countries and regions that include Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The name RISO has become synonymous with digital duplicators (stencil printers) and is known widely around the world.
We attribute our outstanding evaluation not only to the excellence and high quality of product performance but also to our enhanced consumable supply and maintenance systems. Customers are able to use our products with reassurance and for long periods of time thanks to the introduction of a comprehensive consumable supply system and top maintenance system that complements the outstanding reliability of our hardware technology.
Only those dealers that have strong maintenance capabilities become RISO’s business partners. In addition, we provide technical training at technical training centers in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom and Thailand as we strive to improve our maintenance capabilities at all times.
The same finely tuned solutions business that we provide in Japan together with a global network that links over 3,500 RISO Group employees, including 25 overseas subsidiaries, and our dealers enable us to earn the trust of numerous customers.
Our aim is to realize true globalization rather than mere internationalization. It is our hope that the RISO brand is still going strong when the world becomes one, transcending borders as well as cultures, languages and customs.
Bangkok Training Center
Aiming to strengthen technical and sales capabilities overseas, RISO has established training centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Thailand. At the Bangkok Training Center, which is equipped with the latest equipment and facilities, staff from different specialist fields are dispatched from Japan to enhance technical expertise and sales skills among employees at subsidiaries and dealers overseas.