About us

RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. is a leading supplier of recreational and professional imaging equipment with a long standing brand heritage in both Pentax and Ricoh branded products. Its product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR  medium format  interchangeable lens system (mirror less) cameras expert action and outdoor compact cameras and an extensive range of high performance lenses and accessories. In addition  it has a wide range of binoculars and spotting scopes  suitable for a variety of activities.
The company traces its roots to 1919 when as Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. it was established in the Nishi-Sugamo district of Tokyo to manufacture lenses for eyeglasses. In 1938 the company expanded its portfolio of products and services to include lens design and eventually was renamed again as PENTAX in 2002. Six years later the company integrated with optical glass manufacturer HOYA CORPORATION. On October 1st 2011 the company became a 100% subsidiary of Ricoh Company  Ltd. and operates as Ricoh Imaging Company Ltd. as of August 1 2013.