RICMAS  
Date: September 9, 2012
ABOUT RICMAS - COMPANY PROFILE
   
Providing Coffee Solutions for Everybody

With more than 20 years of experience in coffee machine and coffee business in South East Asia and a selection of probably the best manufacturers in this trade on our side, we have the skill and ability to serve anybody, immaterial of size and nature of coffee and coffee equipment they require.
At RICMAS we are offering you THE coffee solution - for a household just as well as for an office or a restaurant. For true coffee lovers and coffee connoisseurs, perfect coffee is not just a beverage, it is a lifestyle. Coffee brewing equipment are not just a technically perfected device, our machines are a beauty for your senses as well.
We strongly believe in "locally" workable solutions, independent of the skill of a barista. We have good reason to believe in fully automatic machines. Bean to Cup machines produce that perfect cup always and at the push of a button without any skill of the operator.
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  Company Roots
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RICMAS, founded in 1983 started off as a supplier for electrical goods and services in Malaysia. With strong ties to consultants and large buildings inclusive of hotels, we get into the commercial coffee machine business in the late 80's.
We took up the agency for WMF COFFEE MACHINES and started the coffee business with very reputable Hotel Chains like Shanghai-La, HYATT and Sheraton. At that time we imported coffee from Illycafe Switzerland.
We did spread our wings into West Malaysia Kuala Lumpur and expanded our commercial coffee equipment as well as coffee business.
We started entering the Singapore market and set-up RICMAS Singapore. The Singapore office acts as regional office as well as local distributor. The early signs of the regional financial trouble made us decide to enter the retail business as a back-up during hard times.
In 1996 we took-up the distributorship for JURA IMPRESSA Switzerland for South East Asia. From a very tough beginning to find a market share, we have managed to be number one in Singapore today. We are represented in all prestigious Department Stores like C.K. Tang, Takashimaya, Robinson and more. After a recovery from the regional financial crisis we operated in the region with dealers in all major countries in South East Asia. At that point of time, it did make sense to centralize the business to gain a healthy growth again.
Realizing the problematic of operation with dealers, we changed our strategy and started to set-up our own organization in Thailand with “RICMAS (Thailand) Co. Ltd.” in 2005.
We followed with our own Company again in Malaysia “RICMAS Services (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.” who acts as sole importer into Malaysia and handles the local Dealers as well as their own customers.
With the set-up of our own organizations we shall completely run the regional companies on their own with their own importation of goods and providing service. Singapore shall act as a regional support & service center only.
We established with our principal JURA a joint venture company JURA SEA (PTE.) LTD.
The Thailand Company was re-established as BEANTOCUP (Thailand) Ltd.
 

 
Illy JURA Switzerland

Since 1931, the Swiss company JURA Elektroapparate AG has been developing innovative high-end household appliances. As a pioneer in the field of automatic espresso /coffee machines. JURA has been a main contributor to the household appliance sector since the middle of the 1980s. Now, the company uses its experience and know-how for the development of semi-professional appliances for the office and food service sector.
The traditional Swiss brand has now become a global player. The main office of the company is located in Niederbuchsiten, Switzerland. In many parts of the world the company is entering the market closely cooperating with distributors. Our principal has opened their own company in Singapore with JURA SEA (PTE.) LTD., a great asset for RICMAS.
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Illy WMF Germany

WMF maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing sites for cutleries, cookware, tableware, knife ware and coffee machines. The company founded in 1853 is a supplier of branded products meeting the highest demands made on design, quality and utility – throughout the world.
Short development cycles of new products are realized through continuous computer-assisted production stages from design via model making to tool making. State-of-the art production lines, for instance for coffee machines, help ensure the future of production facilities at the company headquarters in Germany.
Illy Cafe
 
Illy Caffe Chicco D'Oro Switzerland

CAFFÈ CHICCO D'ORO, founded in 1949 in Balerna the southern part of Switzerland just at the border to Italy aims to satisfy a large customer base with the best taste and consistency. The highly modern building reflects the modern roasting plants to roast coffee at the highest level of professional coffee roasters yet fully traditional way. Success, experience and knowledge how to archive always the best and most consistent results has made Chicco D'Oro what it is today. That's why Chicco d'Oro is not a Swiss coffee roaster but is present in Italy and in other countries too.
Illy Cafe
 
Illy Illycafe Switzerland

In 1932, when Illycafé opened it's first roasting plant and office in Zürich, the three partners (Carlo Seitz, Dr. Ernesto Illy, Trieste and Dr. Roberto Hausbrandt, Honorary Consul, Trieste) decided to invest in best quality only. With their know how they made a significant contribution to the "espresso culture" in Switzerland and today the name Illycafé stands for for best quality and exclusive coffees. With the export brand "Bel Etage" Illycafe reaches coffee lovers all over the world - Illycafe Coffee is served in all those restaurants and cafés where quality is given priority.
Illy Cafe
 
Illy J.J. Darboven Germany

J.J. Darboven is a leader in the specialty coffee industry and has been recognized by MANAGER Magazine as one of the “100 Best Medium-sized Companies in Germany”. The company roasts high-quality arabica and robusta coffees and offers 50 coffee selections including single-origins, certifies organics, Fair Trade, proprietary blends, and the famous stomach friendly coffee, IDEE KAFFEE, which is being sold under the J.J. Darboven ® umbrella brand.
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