Japanese imaging solutions provider Ricoh Group is planning to invest Rs 300 crore in India over two years’ time which will primarily go into developing data centres and business zones. The company is also evaluating plan to set up its own manufacturing facility in India.
Manoj Kumar, MD & CEO, Ricoh India, the listed Indian entity of the $23 billion Ricoh group told reporters here on Friday that the company’s third data centre will come up at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The company already has two data centres in India — one in Kolkata and another in Delhi. The business zones will serve as a one-stop destination for other companies, as they will get support of Ricoh’s IT and communication infrastructure to run their operations.
“Typically, it will cost somewhere between Rs 80 crore and Rs 100 crore to set up a data centre. We need to have our own data centres in order to get customers’ preference for our services,” Kumar said.
According to him, the company was still in the process of evaluating the plan to set up its own manufacturing facility in India. “ It is being evaluated at the global headquarters, ” he said.
He said the company has clocked a turnover of Rs 1637 crore during the last fiscal, clocking a growth of 55% to 60%.