We are SouthEast Office Systems:
Providing printers, duplicators & multi-purpose equipment since 1987
The success of SouthEast Office Systems is determined by the success of the partnership we share with our customers. We will enhance these partnerships by increasing the productivity of our customers and thus contribute to their success by providing the best in document management solutions and related services.
We do this by:
- Never compromising our integrity
- Exceeding our customer-partners expectations
- Treating people with respect
- Executing our business in a manner that meets the highest quality standards
The history of Riso is a 70-year journey.
The history of RISO began with a single mimeograph printing device on the birthday of founder Noboru Hayama on September 2, 1946. At the end of World War II, he had entered Nihon University. He had to raise the money for both educational fees and family finances all by himself, and so that’s why he chose the mimeograph printing industry as his occupation.
Hayama believed that “people should not lose their ideals because then there would be no future for Japan as a nation. Thus, we must always pursue our ideals to ensure the future.” He reflected this conviction directly into the company name and founded “Riso-Sha,” meaning “ideal.” After approximately 18 months, Hayama completed the development of Japan’s first emulsion ink, RISO INK. This was the first step toward becoming a manufacturer of printing equipment.