Company History

December 1976 Established as Ricoh Credit Co., Ltd. Launched credit sales business (mainly business-related equipment) and loan business (mainly loans that are provided through a tie-up with financial institutions)
June 1977 Launched leasing business (mainly business-related equipment)
March 1978 Launched vehicle leasing service
July 1979 Launched rental business
July 1980 Launched vehicle loan products
April 1981 Established Tokyo Business Rent Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
February 1984 Launched accounts receivable collection agent business
April 1984 Changed trade name to Ricoh Leasing Company, Ltd.
March 1986 Launched factoring business
May 1988 Launched mortgage loan products
January 1996 Listed shares on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
January 2000 Received the 5th Disclosure Award (Tokyo Stock Exchange)
November 2000 Acquired ISO 9001 (the first company in the sales support leasing sector to do so)
March 2001 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
November 2001 Acquired ISO14001
July 2002 Established Ricres Company, Ltd.
January 2003 Received the 1st Award for Increasing the Number of Individual Shareholders (Tokyo Stock Exchange)
October 2003 Established Compliance Headquarters and, at the same time, acquired certification for ISMS (Information Security Management System) Conformity Assessment Scheme (the first among leasing companies to do so) (current international ISO 27001 standard)
December 2003 Established a contact center and an operation center in each of the Kanto and Kinki areas with the aim of improving the quality of credit management process
December 2005 Acquired shares of Techno Rent Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
February 2006 Newly established Financial Services Department
January 2007 Received the 12th Disclosure Award (Tokyo Stock Exchange)
November 2008 Relocated our head office to 1-7-12 Shinonome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
October 2011 Launched business of factoring services for nursing-care facilities
December 2015 Authorized as a “Platinum Kurumin” Company by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
September 2016 Won the grand prize at the ”Ikumen (fathers actively participating in the raising of their children) Company Award 2016” hosted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as the first leasing company.
July 2017 Launched housing rental business
May 2018 Completed liquidation of Ricres Company, Ltd.
July 2018 Launched power generation business
January 2020 Selected as “Climate Change A List”, the highest rating by the international non-profit organization CDP
March 2020 Ricoh, Mizuho Leasing, and Ricoh Leasing reach agreement on a business alliance
June 2020 Relocated our head office to 4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
November 2020 Acquired shares of Enplus Co., Ltd.
February 2021 Received an award of excellence in Environmental Report Category for four consecutive years at “Environmental Communication Awards” organized by the Ministry of Environment and the Global Environmental Forum
March 2021 Selected as “Health Management Brand” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange for four consecutive years
Granted the highest rank in the environmental rating given by the Development Bank of Japan Inc. and raised funds