India CSR News Network
HYDERABAD: Canon India, the world leader in imaging technology is synonymous to photography. Canon’s pursuit for excellence is reflected in each product perfectly crafted with exceptional quality and cutting edge technology. Canon India is celebrating the World Photography Day on August 19, 2016, with workshops across the country.
Sharing his thoughts, Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India said, “It is heartening to notice that the photography culture is at its peak in India and at Canon India we are glad to continue to contribute to its evolvement, with advanced products and services. On this special occasion of World Photography Day, Canon India would like to applaud the passion and commitment of professional and amateur photographers.”
“With workshops, customer connect programs and photography contests across the country, we are joining in the celebrations to support our users in crafting the culture of capturing special memories. Canon considers it a mission to demonstrate how wonderful the world of photography is, and this day is about acknowledging the photographers in adorning this world with their visions and perspectives,” added Kobayashi
Constantly keeping up with the latest photography trends while maintaining a firm technological foundation, Canon Image Square (CIS) recently reinforced its investment in retail expansion with the brand’s 200th Canon Image Square (CIS) store. All the CIS stores, across the country will join Canon in enriching the photography experience for its customers with workshops, Online Photography contests and customer connect engagements.
Canon customers in North India can avail a 15% discount on servicing of spare parts for camera products, from 16th August – 19th August’2016. Workshops will be organized for school students, teachers, employees and their family members at the Canon Head Office, based in Gurgaon.
Canon in southern region of India will add to the celebrations with workshops at Visual Communication Colleges, Art Bengaluru Festival for Students and Photo Contest for students in schools. The East part of the country has planned an Inter school photography workshop in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal along with a 2 day workshop with students and a customer connect program in E-Mall. Not just this, a photography exhibition would also be conducted in association with “Photography Charcha Club” at Nandan (The Cultural Hub of Kolkata).
Canon Mumbai office will host student tours along with a photography workshop for students at Ryan International School in Mumbai, by the renowned Canon Photo mentor, Sagar Gosavi. Apart from the above an exclusive ‘Click and Print‘ activity will be hosted by the team in one of the renowned schools of the city.
In addition, Canon India will be promoting the concept of Exchange memories on World Photography Day via their social platforms.
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon has been adhering to the “Kyosei” philosophy and has been striving 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, imaging devices, industrial systems and other products. 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 317 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 189,571 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2015)
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 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 200 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 94 cities in the country. Canon’s service reach extends to over 5000 towns with 18 Canon camera service centres and 37 printer Canon Care Centres. Canon India also has 141 authorized service centres for printers and 175 camera collection points.
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘ Delighting You Always’ , reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products, camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon India recorded revenue of Rs 2158 crores in the year 2015.