Canon India launches new Gen-Z version of its 3.0 Canon Image Square store in the Holy city of Haridwar
Uttarakhand, June 19th, 2018: Canon India, one of the leading organizations in the imaging space, further expanded its retail outreach today with the inauguration of its 253rd Canon Image Square in the country. Located at Shri Balaji complex, Shop No-3, Opposite OBC Bank, Ranipur More, Haridwar, the Canon Image Square was launched in the presence of Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging & Information Centre, Canon India.
Canon takes pride in being a complete 360 degree imaging solutions provider, with its input to output product expertise. Canon Image Square (CIS) are experiential stores where customers can have complete hands on experience of the products before they buy a product. These stores provide comprehensive range of photography and home printing solutions along with a range of Inkjet/Laser printers and cartridges.
Canon India had introduced the Gen-Z version of these retail stores– Canon Image Square 3.0, earlier this year in India. The retail model marks a significant milestone in Canon’s India journey, and its transition from an experiential model to an ‘experiential imaging destination’.
Expressing his delight, Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging & Information Centre, Canon India said, “We are elated to announce the launch of our Gen Z version of Canon Image Square store in the picturesque city of Haridwar. Being a popular destination for pilgrims as well as adventure fanatics, this city has attracted interest from photography enthusiasts across the world. Our CIS stores are experiential imaging destinations, dedicated to elevate the imaging experiences of the customers.
“With the launch of the 4th CIS store in the city of Uttarakhand today, we have further expanded our regional outreach. With 253 stores currently, covering 120 cities, we envision to close the year with 280 stores.”
CIS store provides complete range of cameras, right from professional to entry level DSLR’s and attractive Mirrorless cameras and compact cameras in PowerShot and IXUS range. It also provides photography accessories such as tripods, camera bags, memory card, chargers and more. Among other highlights, CIS stores provide photo printing solutions and easy finance facilities such as EMI through various credit cards and paper finance through Bajaj Finance. The staffs at the store are professionally trained and are efficient in assisting customers in selecting products in accordance to their specifications and requirement. CIS stores provide regular training workshops for DSLR camera buyers. Various innovative sales and marketing tools like live demo of the products, touch and feel experience, trainings and workshops has helped Canon’s customers to make informed purchases and strengthen our relationship across India.
About Canon Group
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 is the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 367 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,673 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2016)
About Canon India
Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has 253 own retail stores accredited as “Image Square” across 120 cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 600 towns covering 17,774 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 239 Printer repair centers, 185 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of June 19, 2018)
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2017, the imaging leader recorded a double digit growth.