About Canon

About the Global Canon Group

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 Yen 3,467-billion and a global workforce of  approximately 118,000 people in close to 200 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.  Find out more on Kyosei.

Financial Strength
Canon Inc. results showed year-on-year sales growth of 7.8% in 2007 with net sales of ¥4,481 billion, making it our 8th consecutive year of sales and profit growth. 

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

Industry recognition
In 2007, Canon achieved the following industry rankings:
An overall ranking of 36th in Business Week’s ‘World’s Best Global Brands 2007’ list.
Fortune placed Canon 46th in the World’s Most Admired Companies ‘All Star’ list.

Further Information
Corporate Presentation [PDF, 7.1 MB]

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