This year, digital imaging leader Canon marks its 15th anniversary in the Philippines.
From a subsidiary with less than a quarter of a billion year-end revenue in 1996, Canon Marketing (Philippines) is now a multi-billion peso company. This is largely due to Canon Marketing (Philippines)’s steady and consistent double-digit growth since 1997 until 2010.
Since 2004, Canon has been an Environmental Management System (EMS)-certified company which is a resounding testament to the company’s operational excellence.
With an almost 500-strong employee workforce powering the company’s local operations, Canon Marketing (Philippines) serves a prestigious clientele ranging from tech-savvy customers to multi-million dollar companies and small to medium entrepreneurs.
Today, Canon Marketing (Philippines) is in six major regions in the country and is continuously expanding its network. More than 300 authorized service centers carry Canon’s wide range of globally recognized cameras, camcorders and printers and its service coverage spans all areas of the country.
Canon Marketing (Philippines)’s growth and expansion is leveraged by the strength and stability of Canon worldwide. On an international scale, Canon is a Financial Times and a Fortune 500 company.
As of 2011, it is among the top 25 companies with strongest reputation in the world, according to the Global Corporate Reputation Index and ranks among the top five companies with U.S. Patents.
True to its Japanese heritage, Canon is guided by the kyosei philosophy which focuses on “living and working together for the common good.” This is reflected in the slogan “Delighting You Always” which is used in South and Southeast Asia. More than just a marketing slogan, the phrase is a constant reminder of Canon’s enduring commitment to customers worldwide—provide extraordinary experience to every customer at every opportunity.
Advent of wireless technology in cameras and camcorders
In response to a widespread culture of wireless interconnectivity, Canon has unveiled its series of WiFi-enabled digital cameras and camcorders.
The IXUS series welcomes the addition of the Digital IXUS 510 HS (in photo) and the IXUS 240 HS which allow users to transfer images and videos directly from camera to any portable Android- and iOS-run device. The IXUS 510 HS also pays homage to the very first digital IXUS launched in 2000 which features the world-renowned golden ratio (1:1:618).
Meanwhile, the PowerShot range introduces seven new models into its line-up: the traveller-friendly PowerShot SX260 HS and the Powershot SX240 HS ideal for taking long-range zoom shots of distant subjects; and the entry-level PowerShot A series featuring super slim, 16.1 megapixel compact cameras: PowerShot A4000 IS, PowerShot A3400 IS, PowerShot A2400 IS, PowerShot A2300 and PowerShot A810.
The new batch of VIXIA camcorders also features WiFi capability in addition to improved video recording technology for clearer and sharper video quality. With the exception of the VIXIA HF R300 AVCHD, all new models in the VIXIA series—VIXIA HF R30 and the VIXIA HF M50 AVCHD--feature wireless connectivity functions.
For small and medium enterprise (SME) customers, Canon has launches a series of business-oriented printers specially designed to address the unique needs of budding enterprises. The new imageCLASS MF3010 packs the best in-class features while the imageCLASS MF5980dw is designed for improved workflow productivity.
Canon also releases new imageCLASS multi-function printers (MFP) for home offices and small businesses—the MF4420w, the most-affordable wireless MFP in the Canon laser MFP line-up, the mono MFP-with-fax MF4570dw and MF4580dw, and the color MFPs, MF8010Cn, MF8080Cw and MF8380Cdw.