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'Automation Industry In Tier 2/3 Cities Witnessed Good Growth'

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Manoj Kumar, EVP & CEO, Ricoh India Ltd takes over as Chairman, CII Office Automation & Imaging Division

New Delhi: In a change of guard, Manoj Kumar, Executive Vice President & CEO, Ricoh India Ltd, has been appointed as the Chairman of CII Office Automation & Imaging Industry Division.

On his appointment, Manoj Kumar said, “I thank all the members for giving me this opportunity and responsibility as the new chairman of the Office automation and Imaging Division. With the industry growth of the annualized rate of above 10%, there is a huge demand for faster decision making, improved response time and transparency in government and businesses. We also see tremendous business growth in our industry taking place in Tier 2/3 cities where the work styles of the customer are rapidly changing.” 

He further added, “It will be my honour to see that the Office Automation & Imaging (OA&I) sector is recognized as an integral part of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry. The product categories covered by this sector are increasingly finding tremendous opportunity in myriad of applications be it in e-Governance, Education, Healthcare, Insurance, Rural Development and Smart cities.” 

He takes over from Alok Bharadwaj - Executive Vice President, Canon India. Kumar is going to lead this industry forum under the CII banner. OA & Imaging Division comprises of members from IT peripherals, office automation, digital printing & finishing and digital photography industries. 

The division works to build an environment conducive to the growth of this industry in India, partnering industry and government alike, through advisory and consultative processes.

As a part of the growth plan for the industry, at large, the focus would be at enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry, through a range of specialized services and global linkages. Led by Manoj Kumar the industry would address national agenda for all of the industry players, to help bring higher level of growth in the industry, thereby, facilitating and crystalizing common industry agenda.