The Company has been operating in Malaysia since 1940’s as a branch of Gestetner Plc. UK, trading in stencil duplicators. It was registered as Gestetner (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd on 27 October 1970.
In September 1995, Inchcape Plc. UK and Ricoh Co. Ltd, Japan entered into a joint venture and acquired 50% each of the shares in Gestetner (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Inchcape Repromac Business Machines and by virtue of this acquisition, the Company changed it’s name to Inchcape NRG (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
On 16 August 1999, Ricoh Co. Ltd. Japan acquired the balance 50% shares held by Inchcape Plc. UK thereby gaining 100% ownership. Again by virtue of this acquisition, the Company renamed itself toRICOH (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD on 19 January 2000.