Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for the home and office environments.
Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK marketing and sales operation for the global company - Canon Inc - based in Tokyo, Japan. In the UK and Ireland Canon currently employs around 2000 people in various locations.
Canon’s success story began in Japan in the 1930s, when a small group of enthusiastic scientists set out to establish their presence in camera technology. The company first established a presence in the UK in 1976. At that time its activities were confined to the sale of calculators, micrographic equipment, copiers and similar products for the business market. In 1982 a separate camera sales operation was merged to form Canon (UK) Ltd, and since then the company has grown to become a world-leading provider of market-driven digital imaging solutions for the office and home environments.
Company philosophy – “Kyosei”
In 1988, one year after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Canon first adopted “kyosei” meaning “living and working together for the common good” as the corporate philosophy. Nowhere is this better reflected than at Canon’s UK headquarters at Woodhatch near Reigate in Surrey where the emphasis is strongly on achieving greater harmony between individuals and their working environment.
The main business focus for Canon (UK) Ltd is in three clearly defined market segments:
- Business Imaging - This covers both the office and professional printing environments including: multifunctional printers, IT consultation, photocopiers, printers, large format printers, fax machines, document management hardware & software, solutions and services.
- Consumer Imaging - This includes input solutions such as film and digital SLR cameras, digital still compact cameras, camcorders, binoculars, calculators and scanners; and output solutions - inkjet and laser printers, faxes, desktop all-in-ones and multimedia projectors.
- Commercial Printing - Canon offers a full range of production printers and software for in-house printing and commercial printers. Whether you are in graphic arts, publishing, transaction printing or a corporate reprographic department, with our printing and software solutions you can turn around jobs faster and offer your customer the quality they demand. Whatever the format or deadlines, choose from high-speed, high-volume digital presses or digital printers to get the job done.