For those of a certain age, the Lanier brand is most closely associated with dedicated word processors such as the 'No Problem' model used by Jimmy Carter shortly after serving as US President.
Much more recently, Lanier has offered a range of printers, multifunction devices and other office equipment.
But Lanier has been part of Ricoh since 2001, and since 2006 the parent company has been progressively moving towards a single organisation in each of the countries where both brands were active.
“We are taking two strong, profitable organisations and building a new, even stronger business in Australia,” said Ricoh Australia managing director Les Richardson.
“The integration also lets us align even more closely with Ricoh’s global programs around delivering managed document and IT services to customers.
We will unite our range of managed services and product offerings under the same brand, enabling us to provide even greater value to customers right across the business technology landscape."
Ricoh Australia is part of the company's Asia/Pacific operation, which is based in Singapore. Ricoh's world headquarters are in Tokyo.