Saturday 19th of April 2014 12:14:41 AM
Incorporated in 1997, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pte.Ltd; a world leader in imaging technologies. Canon today has offices spread across 10 cities in India with an employee strength of over 1100 people and markets 140 comprehensive range of sophisticated and contemporary digital imaging products in the country. These include digitalcopiers, multi-functional peripherals, fax-machines, inkjet and laser printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, digital camcorders , dye sub photo printers and multi media projectors semiconductors, card printers & cable ID printers. Canon has pioneered Five technology ‘imaging’ engines viz: Optical Engine, Electrophotography, Bubble Jet, Semiconductors and Display which drives Canon’s cutting-edge technology products. With over 1100 registered patented technologies in Digital Cameras, 2300 in inkjet printers, 5600 in multifunctional printers and more than 200 in scanners, Canon has emerged as one of the leading technology innovators in the digital imaging space worldwide. In 2011, Canon India was ranked as one of the top 25 Best Employers in India by Aon Hewitt. The extensive study was conducted across 6 months and 200 companies with a stringent methodology to arrive at the rankings. Metrics covering information on business performance, organization structure, and HR strategy, policies and metrics, employee survey of random population, CEO interviews and on site audit to validate accuracy of information provided and included interaction with HR teams, group discussions with employees and managers, discussion with the CEO, and facility tour of the organization. In 2009, Canon was ranked amongst top 10 employers in India in the Business Today ‘Best Companies to Work for in India’ survey. This ranking was given on the basis of a process that involved an understanding of the HR systems of companies, a survey of their employees, and a survey of their external stakeholders such as B-schools, placement firms, and alumni. It was undertaken by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Canon takes pride in not only bringing quality products to the market; but also contributes to minimising environmental burden through effective application of environmental technologies. Canon focuses on the development of resource conserving products that are smaller, lighter and easy to recycle. In India, Canon takes responsibility to dispose off end of life Canon products and other e-waste by sending such waste to government approved recycling agency. Today, Canon India is certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. In 2006 and 2010, the company was certified for its “Strong commitment to excel" at the CII-EXIM Business Excellence Award. Over the last 14 years of its India growth story, Canon’s comprehensive range of the latest digital imaging products supported by a trained sales force across the country has emerged as its key differentiator. Canon has around 100 primary channel partners 14 National Retail Chain partners, 7 Canon owned Service Centres and 37 Canon care centres , over 6000 secondary retail points including 270 National Retail Chain store partners. Canon products are available in over 400 towns in India. By end of 2010, Canon has acquired a customer base of over 30 lac customers in India.