Canon Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world leaders in digital solutions for office and home use. Founded in 1937, Canon currently has leadership position in the field of photo and video solutions and information technologies. Besides that Canon extends its presence in the highly promising IT sector with its value-adding business-solutions.
Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions for individuals and businesses.
Canon is a global leader in personal and office equipment, printers, plain paper faxes, multifunctional devices, photo and video cameras, lenses. In support of modern office needs Canon offers wide range of inkjet and laser printers for professional quality prints, as well as copiers, compact and easy-to-install print servers that enable high-performance multi-user laser network printing for all users connected to the network; the All-in-Ones, with printer, copier and scanner functionalities, designed to save time, space and money.
Canon is a large, highly profitable and financially stable enterprise that does show strong, sustained growth due to its awareness of continued investment into Research & Development as a key success factor. Approximately 8% of the company's global turnover is allocated to designing new technologies and products.
In 2007 in USA 1987 patents were registered. Over the last 15 years Canon has the second largest number of registered patents after IBM.
Canon in Europe
Canon Europe is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for individuals and businesses. The most profitable of the Canon Group, Canon Europe yields one-third of the total revenue. That is why the European subsidiary plays major role in our operations.
Business Solutions (developing IT products, solutions and services for the office and professional print environments) and Consumer Imaging (photo, video, Bubble Jet printers, scanners, fax machines and multifunctional devices) are main directions where the company operates. Canon Europe is also engaged in manufacturing Industrial Products including broadcast lenses, semiconductor and medical equipment.
Canon Europe currently employs more than 11000 people across 120 countries.
Canon in Russia
Canon started operations in Russia in 1995. In early 2006 Canon Ru LLC was established for the main purpose of further development of sales of the whole Canon products range on the Russian market. One of the main objectives of the company is establishing long-term and beneficial relations with key accounts and leading Russian companies.
Canon’s firm opinion is that Russian market is currently one of the most important and promising in the world. Nowadays Canon Ru is a subsidiary of Canon Europe N.V. and has its offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the regions. The company employs approximately 200 employees.