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For over 80 years we have given people the means to capture and preserve the things they see. As the world’s best imaging company, we’re living and working together for the common good.

A bit about us

There are over 182,000 of us across the countries and we all work together to be a world-leading provider of innovative imaging and information technology solutions.

Our Vision

Canon is enriching lives and businesses in incredible new ways. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company that’s Visionary, Innovative and Bold.

  • Explore the exceptional

    We’re constantly exploring new ways to innovate and grow our business because our customers expect the exceptional from us. Our vision inspires us to improve the way we work – so we can achieve great things, together.

  • Kyosei

    Guided by our Kyosei culture and values, our vision is focused on strengthening our products and improving the way we deliver innovation. As part of our constant drive for the exceptional, we’re working to maximise growth in emerging markets and we’re diversifying our business – which will open up a world of opportunities.

  • Focus on Innovation

    As the world’s leading imaging brand, we’re committed to driving advanced technologies and celebrating innovation. It’s why we’ve been ranked as one of the top companies in terms of patent generation, and it’s this passion for innovation and betterment that will continue to help us succeed.

Canon in numbers

Canon in numbers

Founded in 1937

As Precision Optical Industry, Co. Ltd

Over 182,000

Canon employees worldwide.


Subsidiaries and affiliated companies.


Canon started the world's first toner cartridge recycling programme.

Top 3

We've been one of the top 3 patent holders for the last 30 years.

Over 30,000 days

We provide over 30,000 days of training and development per year.


Our values

  • What we value

    We strongly believe in respect, support and collaboration as true enablers for our success by encouraging everyone at Canon to see the world as others do and being ready to challenge and transform it for the better.

  • Our Kyosei philosophy

    Our corporate philosophy, Kyosei, is a Japanese concept that means living and working together for the common good. It brings to life our commitment to sustainability, how we work together, and our desire to create an environment for everyone to thrive and grow.

  • Creating the extraordinary

    Our market strength gives us the motivation and courage to imagine, explore, innovate and take inspired risks. As such we passionately connect across countries and disciplines to share knowledge and create the extraordinary.

Inclusive Employees


We’re working to create an inclusive workplace and develop a diverse society in a more equitable world.

Our Offices

Canon Europe is the strategic headquarters for EMEA, we offer a range of exceptional opportunities for you across the region.

Our Offices

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