Canon India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon provides a comprehensive array of over 200 sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. Driven by innovation and in sync with its Corporate tagline - ‘Delighting You Always’, Canon is reinforced by world-class technology and is committed to delivering customer delight by offering an extensive product portfolio which include 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. These products are currently catering to the multiple stakeholders in the market such as Governments & PSUs, Corporates, Enterprises, SMEs, Commercial & B2B and consumers at large.

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. With the launch of ‘Canon Image Square’ (CIS), Canon India forayed into the retail space in 2010. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. The imaging leader further strengthened its retail presence with the launch of its unique concept store called Canon PIXMA Zone, further reiterating its focus on regional penetration.

Canon India’s service reach extends to over 578 towns covering 18,026 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 270 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 231 Printer repair centers, 187 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers.

As a responsible corporate entity, Canon India takes pride to be socially inclined and focused towards its efficient and sustainable CSR projects. At Canon, the CSR endeavors are driven by its corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, embodying the spirit of ‘living and working together for common good’. In order to become a successful catalyst for positive change and creating a sustainable impact on the society, the organization takes up various projects under its CSR program ‘Canon India Involve’ supported by the 4Es CSR Policy, comprising of Education, Eye Care, Environment and Empowerment.

To make a long term and sustainable impact for less privileged communities, Canon India launched its flagship initiative ‘Adopt a Village’ in 2012 and as an outcome, the organization has adopted 4 villages across India - including Maheshwari (North India), Sol Gohalia (East India), Maharaja Katte (South India) and Karanjoti (West India). The organization works towards the overall development of the villages with a focus on 4E’s among other areas which could benefit the community.

With a vision to have a proliferating India, Canon India has partnered with SOS Children’s Village across India to support the education and overall development of less privileged children in the villages, across the country. Through this campaign, Canon aims to address the issue of abandonment and social neglect of young lives.

Taking forward the vision of 360 degree learning for kids from its adopted villages, Canon India initiated a new campaign ‘Learning Beyond Books’ (LBB) in 2017. Through the program, Canon India enables a platform of experiential learning for kids beyond their homes and school boundaries, providing them with different career possibilities.

Canon takes pride in not only bringing quality products to the market; but also in contributing towards minimizing the environmental burden, through the effective application of green technologies. Canon focuses on the development of resource conserving products that are smaller, lighter and easier to recycle. Canon India takes the responsibility of disposing end-of-life Canon products and other e-waste by transporting them to a government approved recycling agency.

Today, Canon India is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certified. The company was awarded the title of ‘strong commitment to excel’ at the CII-EXIM Business Excellence Award, in the year 2006 and 2010 respectively. Over the last 2 decades, Canon India’s comprehensive range of the latest digital imaging products, supported by a well-trained salesforce across the country, has emerged as the key differentiator boosting the company’s growth.

In 2018, Canon India recorded a double digit growth, having achieved a successful balance between both B2B and B2C businesses.

Key Highlights 2018:

  • Introduced a new era of retail evolution with the launch of Gen-Z version Canon Image Square 3.0, thereby expanding the retail footprint in Mumbai and Haridwar
  • Launched responsive customer service program ‘Canon Club Elite’ for full frame DSLR camera owners
  • Launched the first Canon PIXMA Zone in New Delhi for inkjet printers
  • Forayed into Rohtak (Haryana) with the first Canon Image Square Store
  • Installed first 80ppm imagePRESS C8000VP in Telangana, aimed at taking digital colour printing to the next level
  • Installed Canon’s flagship product DreamLabo 5000 at Akruti Printex in Vijayawada and Photopark Digital Press in Kochi, marking 7 installations so far in the country
  • Announced the appointment of Mr. K Bhaskhar, Vice President, BIS division, as the chairman for the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Office Automation and Imaging Division
  • Continued the announcement of ‘Vision 2020’ - target to achieve revenue of INR 35 billion (US$ 507 million) by the end of 2020
  • Demonstrated ground-breaking technology and innovation at Broadcast India Show 2018
  • Hosted 9th edition of the Cinema and Pro DV project ‘Future Broadcasting’ hosted in Bengaluru
  • Continued with the sustainability vision; spreading awareness around plastic waste management
  • Conducted a series of photography workshops for children in the juvenile home in New Delhi with an objective of strengthening the resolve to empower youth of the country
  • Announced the adoption of Maheshwari Village (Haryana, North) under the flagship CSR programme - ‘Adopt a Village’
  • Partnered with new NGO ‘Humana People to People India’ (headquartered in Denmark) for ‘Adopt a Village’ (Flagship CSR Initiative launched in 2012)
  • Celebrated 3rd anniversary of Karanjoti village in Mumbai (West)
  • Intensified environmental initiatives; organized a cleanliness drive in Maheshwari village
  • Inaugurated adopted family homes with SOS village (under Support a Life initiative)
  • Organized session on Menstrual health awareness with adolescent girls of Maharaja Katte village (Bangalore, South)
  • Installed solar street light in adopted village Maharaja Katte (Bangalore, South) and Karanjoti (Mumbai, West)
  • Celebrated 4 years of adoption of Maharaja Katte Village
  • Promoted the culture of imaging across the country on ‘World Photography Day’
  • Marked month long Children’s Day celebrations, motivated young lives to explore beyond their horizons

Launches 2018:

  • Introduced its latest innovation in the imaging industry - the EOS R system with the launch of EOS R, Canon’s first 35mm full frame CMOS sensor mirror less camera featuring an Electronic Viewfinder and equipped with various other pioneering features like advanced Dual pixel CMOS AF, Digic 8 imaging processor, High density AF points positions, Multi-function slider bar, Flexible AE Mode and High speed data communication RF mount
  • Introduced a series of lenses - four new RF lenses, two super telephoto EF lenses and one prime EF-M lens along with, four types of RF mount adapters, in order to complete the EOS R ecosystem
  • Launched two variants of Rayo Mini Projectors - Rayo i5 and R4 developed by Canon Korea Business Solutions, aimed at offering portability and convenience of connectivity to consumers for projections from smart devices
  • Expanded Canon’s ink tank portfolio with the launch of six new models in the PIXMA G series-G1010, G2010, G2012, G3010, G3012 and G4010
  • Launched Canon EOS M50, a 4K enabled mirrorless camera set to elevate conversations on social media

Accolades 2018:

  • Asian Photography: Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging & Information centre recognized amongst the top 10 most influential people in Photography
  • Asian Photography Awards 2018:
    • Best All-in-One Printer of the Year’ for PIXMA G2010
    • ‘Best Full Frame Mirrorless Camera’ for EOS R
    • ‘Best Entry Level Mirrorless Camera (APS-C)’ for EOS M50
  • UBS Forums Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2018: CSR Leadership Award conferred on Canon India for its CSR endeavors
  • Var India ’25 Most Trusted Brands’: Canon India recognized amongst most trusted brands
  • UBS Tranformance Future Woman Leader of the Year 2018: Ms. Sandhya Chauhan, Assistant Director-Channel Sales, Business Imaging Solutions, awarded under the category of Technology
  • Brand Vision Summit: Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi recognized for ‘Brand Extraordinaire’ category

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