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10-19-2011, 06:46 AM   #1
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New German subsidiary of RICOH in behalf of PENTAX founded

The present German subsidiary of Pentax ("PENTAX IMAGING DEUTSCHLAND GmbH") has officially informed its registered customers about the takover of the PENTAX Imaging Systems Division by the multinational company RICOH. The newletter announces the new German company "PENTAX RICOH IMAGING DEUTSCHLAND GmbH" has been founded, which "will continue to promote the digital camera business of the recognized, successful brand PENTAX".
If they haven't been caught in the subtleties of the German language - and regarding the legal mumbo-jumbo in the signation - the existing company was not just renamed, but presently both companies do exist (the newsletter was sent by the old company).
As the announcement was addressed personally to me, I feel entitled to quote it (for German speakers):

QuoteQuote:
Seit dem 1. Oktober 2011 ist die PENTAX Imaging Systems Division ein
Teil des multinationalen Unternehmens RICOH.

Eine neue Tochterfirma - PENTAX RICOH IMAGING DEUTSCHLAND GmbH - wurde
gegründet. Die PENTAX RICOH IMAGING wird auch weiterhin das
Digitalkamera-Geschäft der anerkannten, erfolgreichen Marke PENTAX
vorantreiben.

Klicken Sie auf den unten aufgeführten Banner und finden Sie mit der
international angelegten Kampagne zum Launch des neuen PENTAX RICOH
Unternehmens heraus was großartige Fotografie ausmacht:
The link attached to the newsletter leads to the "new logo" and an introduction site:

http://newsletter.pentax.eu/res/3437/PENTAX_-_RIcoh/pentax_top-banner_DE.jpg
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. / Was ist ein gutes Foto? | RICOH

Strangely enough, the link to the Pentax products shows the 645D, K7, K-x, and Q, but does not mention the K5 or K-r. It seems they used an outdated advertisment, but then the Q?


Last edited by RKKS08; 10-19-2011 at 06:56 AM.
10-19-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
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weird, because when i clicked the bottem link and choose pentax cameras it goes to pentax.de and that shows the K5 and Kr
10-19-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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Just verified: the pentax cameras link on the site referred to in the newsletter leads to
Foto - Digitalkameras, Spiegelreflex-Kameras, DSLR, SLR, Bridge-Camera, Cashback - PENTAX Europe Imaging Systems
which shows the K7 and K-x. I made sure to clear the cache of my browser before, so it's the actual presentation.

You are sure you ARE on the German website, not being automatically redirected?
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