Launches first exclusive ‘Canon Image Square’ store in Alappuzha
Kerala, 27th August, 2019: Canon India, one of the leaders in imaging space, further expanded its retail outreach in Kerala, with the inauguration of its first experiential Canon Image Square (CIS) store in Alappuzha. Located at Reliance Mall, Vadakkal, Alappuzha, the launch further strengthens the brand’s regional penetration in the state.
Canon takes pride in being a complete 360 degree imaging solutions provider, with its input to output product expertise. CIS are exclusive stores where customers can have complete hands on experience of the products before purchasing, ranging from entry level cameras to high end professional cameras.
Expressing his delight, Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging & Information Centre, Canon India said, “Kerala is an extremely important market for us and therefore, we are delighted to launch our first CIS store in Alappuzha. A beautiful town, best known for its scenic views and beautiful houseboat cruises, it is a popular destination amongst tourists and hence has attracted interest from both aspiring and professional photographers. Keeping this in mind, our CIS store will be the perfect destination for the photography enthusiasts to experience our unique ‘input to output’ offerings, committed to elevate the imaging experiences of the consumers.”
He further added, “With 14 CIS stores in Kerala, our vision is to provide our consumers all across the state with a one-stop shop for a holistic experience of imaging solutions. With this launch we are confident of addressing the needs and requirements of customers based in this part of the city.”
The CIS stores provides a comprehensive range of photography and home printing solutions along with a range of Inkjet/Laser printers and cartridges. To leverage further growth in the market, CIS also exhibits wide range of unmatched Canon lenses ensuring full photography experience to the consumers in the store. Additionally, CIS provides easy finance facilities such as EMI through various credit cards, paper finance and cash back options.
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017)
Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 579 towns covering 18,150 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 254 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of August 14, 2019).
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2018, the imaging leader recorded a double-digit growth.