About Canon

About Canon

For 80 years we have been delivering leading edge imaging technologies to our customers across the world.

Established in 1937, Canon has grown into a global company operating in a diverse range of markets, including Business Solutions, Consumer Imaging, Broadcast & Communications, Medical Systems and Industrial Products.

With annual net sales of ¥4,094 billion and a global workforce of over 160,000 people in close to 245 companies, Canon is one of the most widely recognised and respected companies in the world. 

An endless flow of ideas and innovation has kept Canon at the forefront of its industry. In choosing our products, businesses and consumers opt for reliable, stylish and advanced technologies.

Our philosophy
Kyosei is Canon’s corporate philosophy which lies at the heart of our brand, business and sponsorship activities. Kyosei is a Japanese word that means ‘living and working together for the common good’ – a principle that shapes our values and outlines our moral responsibility to be a good corporate citizen. 

Financial strength
Canon Inc. results showed annual net sales of ¥4,094 billion and net income of ¥309 billion in 2008.

Canon is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and New York stock exchanges.

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Industry recognition

  • Canon was ranked 33rd out of the Top 100 in the Interbrand & Business Week 2009 survey of the most valuable global brands
  • Canon has also been awarded Reader's Digest Most Trusted Camera Brand in Europe for 9 consecutive years
  • Canon was ranked 4th in the Fortune World's Most Admired Companies 2009 Industry ranking ('Computers' category).

Further Information
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