Canon India expands retail footprint in Mumbai with Gen-Z version Canon Image Square 3.0
The launch marks the opening of 31st CIS store in Maharashtra and 14th store in Mumbai
Mumbai, July 19th, 2018: Canon India, one of the leading organizations in imaging space, further expanded its retail outreach with the inauguration of its 254th Canon Image Square in the country. Located at Shop No-1, Ground Floor, Pankaj Premises Co-operative Society Private Ltd, Ambedkar Road, Khar (West), Mumbai, the 254th Canon Image Square was launched today by Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President of Consumer Imaging and 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’.
Speaking at the launch today, Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging & Information Centre, Canon India said, “Further expanding our regional outreach in the country, we are delighted to announce the launch of our Gen Z version of Canon Image Square store in Mumbai. With Mumbai being a hub for photography and film enthusiasts, we aim to further nurture the imaging culture prevalent in the city. Our CIS stores are experiential imaging destinations dedicated to provide an engaging, interactive and informative experience; a testament to our commitment to bring forth innovation and customer delight.”
He further adds, “With the launch today, we now have 14 CIS stores in Mumbai and 31 stores in Maharashtra. Having established our presence with 254 stores currently in 122 cities, our endeavor is to further amplify our retail footprint across the country.”
CIS stores provide 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)
Canon in 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 254 own retail stores accredited as “Image Square” across 122 cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 580 towns covering 17,258 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 191 Camera collection points, 18 Camera repair centres, 242 Printer repair centers, 162 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of July 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.