PFU EMEA is a specialist company within the RICOH family, that’s dedicated to information management solutions.

PFU EMEA is a specialist company within the RICOH family, that’s dedicated to information management solutions.

We offer advanced technology, intelligent software and consultancy services; that has made us the partner of choice for the world’s most ambitious organisations.

So whether it’s document management solutions, bringing galleries online, or small format keyboards for coders, we are committed to enabling the world’s flow of knowledge.

Operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, PFU (EMEA) LIMITED is responsible for marketing and sales of fi Series and SP Series document scanners. The European company was established in the United Kingdom in 1981 and has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain and Knowledge Suites in France and the United Arab Emirates.

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A History of Innovation


Company established in Unoke Junior High School (Unoke Denshi Kogyo Partnership).


World’s first 16-bit microcomputer on a single chip.

World’s first 16-bit microcomputer on a single chip.


First imaging scanner - U4310A

First imaging scanner - U4310A


World’s first A4 scanner with ultrasonic multi- feed detection (fi-5120C/5220C).


Opened ProDes Centre, our innovation and design hub in Ishikawa, Japan.


World’s first Intelligent Sonic Paper Protection (iSOP) equipped into new fi Series.


First dedicated document scanning company to sell over 10 million scanners. First organisation to win both: “Consumer Offer/Branding Program/Customer Loyalty” and “Sales Incentive” IMA Circle of Excellence award categories.

Quality & Awards

We are incredibly proud of the quality of our products and the manufacturing process that enables this.

There are many reasons why organisations choose to work with us and here are just a few…

  • We have over 60 years experience.
  • Confidence – we are the world’s leading scanner manufacturer.
  • Largest global install base.
  • We’re trusted by many of the world’s leading brands.
  • We are constantly innovating for our partners and customers.
  • We’re independently recognised…

We also believe that by being both standards compliant and aware of the impact we have on our environment, we can better serve our customers and business partners and enhance our contribution to the communities in which we operate, and to society as a whole.

We hold ISO standard certification for 9001, 27001, all of our Japan sites hold the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification and each of our other manufacturing locations take this standard as their benchmark. In addition, most of our products are also Energy Star certified.

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All our products are available to buy direct from us.

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