Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for the home and office environments.

Our business
The main business focus for Canon is in two clearly defined market segments:
Business Imaging covering 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 – 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
In addition to our business and consumer operations, Canon’s Broadcast Division is an extension of our product portfolio covering the supply and servicing of professional lenses and their accessories to the Television Broadcasting industry.

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.

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