12 April 2023

Canon Aims to Accelerate Growth in India with 'Transformation'

Canon aims to accelerate growth in India with ‘Transformation’ as a key strategy across domains, launches one of its kind ‘Live Office Infrastructure’ as a first step Canon aims to accelerate growth in India with ‘Transformation’ as a key strategy across domains, launches one of its kind ‘Live Office Infrastructure’ as a first step

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Canon Aims to Accelerate Growth in India with 'Transformation'

(From Left to Right) Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & COO, Canon Marketing Asia and Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India along with the esteemed guests Mr. Sandesh Kaup, Country Manager, Milestone, His Excellency Dr. Fukahori Yasukata, Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai, Mr. Pankaj Gupta, CEO, Commercial Real Estate, Oberoi Realty Limited and Mr. Sudhindra Holla, Director (India and SAARC), Axis Communications at the inauguration of the Canon India’s first live-office in India (Mumbai).

Mumbai, 12 April 2023 – Building on its success as one of the leading digital imaging solutions company, Canon India today embarked upon the next phase of growth with the launch of a state-of-the-art Live Office in Mumbai to elevate the customer experiential journey. The latest development comes as part of its 2023 growth strategy ‘Transformation’ across domains. On its way of solidifying its industry leadership as a futuristic and innovative technology brand even further, the unique office infrastructure brings to force an integration of technology and experiences, while getting Canon’s entire ecosystem on one single platform for all its key stakeholders be it Employees, Partners or Customers. With India as one of the most important markets in Asia for Canon, the company regards this as concrete step defining its success in the near future as it moves ahead to replicate the concept for its headquarters and regional branch offices spread across India.

As part of its corporate infrastructure pillar, Canon’s Live Office efforts are directed towards elevating the experiential aspect which is a step up from its other successful experiential formats like Image Square, PIXMA Zone, BIS Lounge, NVS experience centres. Dedicated to creating world class experiences, Canon will utilise this platform to demonstrate its global legacy, technological innovation and its complete 360-degree imaging portfolio. It will exhibit Canon's expansive operating ecosystem comprising of cameras, printers, surveillance cameras, copiers, multi-functional devices and much more, under one cohesive platform.

Canon India has been witnessing a successful growth trajectory with year-on-year growth while showing utmost agility post pandemic by foraying into new avenues and building new customer segments. Besides ‘Corporate Infrastructure’, under ‘transformation’ as a key strategy for this year, Canon India will also revolutionize its product portfolio alongside organization workflows to supplement rapid growth plans.

Speaking about the announcement, Mr Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India said, “As we look towards the future and embark on this next phase of growth with transformation at its core, we are looking at expansion across our product portfolio, revolutionizing experiences, and much more, to strengthen our legacy as a total hardware and software solutions provider. Through 25 glorious years in India, we have gained insight about unique customer patterns while also studying the changing dynamics of the industry moving towards a digital age. Understanding the importance of the India market, we have remained agile and innovative while leveraging the power of technology to drive growth and create new opportunities. As a testament to our commitment and to achieve a new pinnacle of transformation, we are excited to pioneer the launch of one of its kind Live Office concept in India.”

He further added, “With it, we are bringing everyone onto a single platform that weaves together the ideal synergy of technology to create experiences like never before. Live Office will showcase our entire portfolio of products and services as well as empower both customers and partners. We look forward to setting foot in this new direction and channelise how best we can continue delivering and delighting.”

For employees, the new space will provide a platform for maximizing creativity and collaboration by gaining first-hand feedback and insights into customers' needs. On the other hand, customers and partners will gain a comprehensive understanding of Canon's offerings while also connecting with the brand's legacy of innovation, empowering them to make informed purchase decisions.

Over the years, customer experiences have emerged at the heart of a relationship between a business and its customers. With a sharp focus on every aspect of business and having entered many new business avenues, Canon India continues its promise of delivering exceptional products and solutions that meet the evolving needs of their customers, along with creating meaningful experiences.

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment, industrial equipment, and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes production printers, multifunction office systems, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video and cinematography equipment, network cameras, medical systems and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With approximately 180,775 employees worldwide, the Canon Group includes manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2022 (ended December 31, 2022) totaled $30.31 billion (at an exchange rate of \133=U.S. $1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: global.canon

About Canon India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. Is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Canon Inc., a world leader in imaging technologies. Having started its operations in 1997, Canon India markets a comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices in 10 cities across India with merchandise warehousing facilities at 4 location and employs over 1000 staff and over 850 channel partners. Canon India enjoys a vast retail presence across the country through Canon Image Square (CIS) stores, PIXMA Zones, and BIS Lounges. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 632 towns covering 19,118 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 349 Camera collection points, 15 Camera repair centers, 316 Printer repair centers, 184 Copier, Scanner and 129 Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of February 2023)

In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World-class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including Digital Production Printers, Large Format Printers, Commercial Printers, Multi-Functional Devices, Managed Document Services, Inkjet & Laser Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, Cinematic Imaging Products, Surveillance cameras and Medical Imaging products catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs.

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