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Canon 

“Market Cap $40.83 B As of May 2014

At a Glance
  • Industry: Business Products & Supplies
  • Founded: 1937
  • Country: Japan
  • CEO: Fujio Mitarai
  • Website:www.canon.com/index.html
  • Employees: 194,151
  • Sales: $38.22 B
  • Headquarters: Tokyo
Forbes Lists

#221 Global 2000

  • #235 in Sales
  • #277 in Profit
  • #591 in Assets
  • #245 in Market value

#57 World’s Most Valuable Brands

Profile

Canon, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of office multifunction devices (MFDs), copying machines, printers, cameras, and lithography equipment. It operates through the following segments: Office Business Unit, Imaging System Business Unit, and Industry and Others Business Unit. The Office Business Unit segment offers office MFDs, printers, and other equipment featuring high image quality, high resolution, and high speed. The Imaging System Business Unit segment includes interchangeable-lens and compact digital cameras, digital camcorders, digital cinema cameras, interchangeable lenses, inkjet printers, large-format inkjet printers, commercial photo printers, image scanners, broadcast equipment, and calculators. The Industry and Others Business Unit segment offers semiconductor and flat panel display lithography equipment, digital radiography systems, ophthalmic equipment, vacuum thin-film deposition equipment, organic light-emitting diode panel manufacturing equipment, micromotors, computers, handy terminals, and document scanners. The company was founded on August 10, 1937 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

“Canon’s Corporate DNA

Behind Canon’s 70-plus-year history and development as a business lies its corporate DNA: a respect for humanity, an emphasis on technology, and an enterprising spirit that the company has consistently passed on since its foundation. The enterprising spirit on which Canon was started as a venture company and the relentless drive to distinguish itself through technology permeate the company, and have continued to provide society with new advances. These motivating factors are in turn supported by a respect for humanity, which encompasses meritocracy and an emphasis on good health. Canon is committed to passing its corporate DNA on to future generations to ensure the company grows for another 100, or even 200, years.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Canon.com

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