We, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. (KT) Japan, are pleased to announce that we have signed the Business Agreement with Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. (RIM), Japan and Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (RIAC), U.S.
In this agreement we entrust sales and marketing of Kenko brand products (except some products) in the U.S. market to RIM and RIAC, and appoint RIAC as a distributor of Kenko brand products in the U.S. market effective from October 1, 2023.
We are assured that "Kenko", the top Japanese brand of lens filters and photo accessories, and "Ricoh" and "Pentax", who are prestigiously well-known for their camera and imaging products, and who have some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic fans in the photographic world, will collaborate in marketing and distribution to synergistically penetrate the U.S. market.
We start our collaboration with the products below and will increase the product lineup step by step so that we promise to bring more and more attractive KENKO products in U.S. dealers through RIAC.
The products to be initially distributed:
Kenko Filter series:
BLACK MIST No.05
BLACK MIST No.1
PRO1D SMART MC UV
PRO1D SMART C-PL
PRO1D SMART Variable NDX 3-450
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION PROTECTOR
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION PROTECTOR SET
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION UVL41
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION UVL41 SET
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION C-PL
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION C-PL SET
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION ADAPTER
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+ C-PL
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+ C-PL SET
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION CONVERSION RING
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION C-UP LENS No.1
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION C-UP LENS No.2
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION C-UP LENS No.3
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION C-UP LENS No.4
INSTANT ACT C-UP No. 1&3 SET
Any inquiries related to this business can be responded by either KT Japan or RIAC US at the below contact address.
KT: Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.
Overseas Sales, Overseas Business Division
RIAC: Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
Attn: Ken Curry
Kenko is part of Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. - leading optical manufacturer and trade company specializing in manufacturing and sales of Kenko brand photo accessories like photographic filters, conversion lenses, extension tube sets, mount adapters, binoculars and other products that make one's lifestyle more exciting.
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