Fuji Xerox

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Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
富士ゼロックス株式会社
Joint venture
Industry Document processing
Founded 1962; 56 years ago (1962)
Headquarters Midtown West, Tokyo Midtown
Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo
Key people
Tadahito Yamamoto
(Chairman)
Hiroshi Kurihara
(President)
Products Copiers
Printers
Revenue $11.1bn
Number of employees
40,646 (as of Mar 2009 - Consolidated)
Website www.fujixerox.co.jp

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (富士ゼロックス株式会社, Fuji Zerokkusu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a joint venture partnership between the Japanese photographic firm Fujifilm Holdings (75%) and the American document management company Xerox (25%) to develop, produce and sell xerographic and document-related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region. Its headquarters is in Midtown West in Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Fuji Xerox is the world's longest running joint venture between a Japanese and an American company.

History[edit]

Fuji Xerox was established in 1962 as a 50:50 partnership with Rank Xerox. Rank Xerox was absorbed into Xerox Corporation in 1997.

Originally only a distributor of Rank Xerox products, Fuji Xerox later began to research and develop its own xerographic machines and other devices, beginning with the 2200 photocopier in 1973. Today the company is responsible for the innovation and manufacture of many of the colour printing devices sold by Xerox Corporation. Its innovations include the world's first multifunction printer/copier, the "Xero Printer 100", launched in 1987.

Fuji Xerox expanded into Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia in 1982 by purchasing distribution rights from Xerox Corporation, it established a subsidiary company Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte headquartered in Singapore. Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Ltd is Australia's No.1 Document Printing and Copying company in the country. It is also the highest performing Fuji Xerox subsidiary in Asia. Its first dealership was NQBE in Mackay, North Queensland.

Xerox Corporation transferred its China/Hong Kong operations to Fuji Xerox in 2000 and Fuji Photo Film Co. raised its stake in the venture to 75% in 2001.[1]

As of March 2009, the company employed 40,646 people (Consolidated).[citation needed]

On January 31, 2018, Xerox announced that Fujifilm had agreed to acquire a 50.1% controlling stake in the company for US$6.1 billion, which would be combined into Fuji Xerox, creating a company with a total market value of US$18 billion.[2][3][4] However, the deal was called off in May 2018 following resistance by Xerox's board.[5]

Headquarters[edit]

Midtown West, the headquarters

The headquarters of Fuji Xerox is located in Midtown West in Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo.[6][7] The headquarters of Fuji Xerox moved to its current location on January 15, 2007. Previously the company was headquartered in the Akasaka Twin Tower (赤坂ツインタワー, Akasaka Tsuin Tawā) in Tameike Sanou.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Corporate History Retrieved on February 4, 2014
  2. ^ "Fujifilm acquires Xerox for $6.1 billion". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2018-02-01. 
  3. ^ Shirkey, Alec (2018-01-31). "A Giant Is Born: Fujifilm Deal Allows Xerox To Make Inroads Into Asia-Pacific Print Market, Bolster Next-Gen R&D Efforts". CRN. Retrieved 2018-02-01. 
  4. ^ Shirkey, Alec (2018-01-31). "Fujifilm Buys Controlling Stake In Xerox, Creating An $18 Billion Printer Industry Behemoth". CRN. Retrieved 2018-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Xerox shares down after board cans Fujifilm deal". CNBC. 2018-05-14. Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  6. ^ "FUJI XEROX Company Profile." Fuji Xerox. Retrieved on July 12, 2010.
  7. ^ "FUJI XEROX Headquarters." (Direct image link) Fuji Xerox. Retrieved on July 12, 2010.
  8. ^ "FUJI XEROX Headquarters Map." (Direct map image link) Fuji Xerox. Retrieved on July 12, 2010. Japanese version

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