Canon Europe Backgrounder

Canon Europe is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions for businesses and consumers.

Canon Europe currently employs 17,000 people across 20 local country operations and sells to customers in more than 116 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon’s main business areas in EMEA are: Business Imaging (developing products, solutions and services for the office and professional print environments), Production Printing (wide format and commercial print, and business services), Consumer Imaging (photo, video, printers, scanners, fax machines and multifunction devices), Professional Imaging (professional photo and video, projectors, photofinishing, network cameras and broadcast solutions) and Medical Imaging (digital radiography and ophthalmology).

Canon Europe’s strategic headquarters is located in Stockley Park, Uxbridge, near London. The head office is responsible for strategy and corporate governance, pan-European business models, operating methodologies and sales and marketing functions. Functions, such as Legal, HR, Corporate Communications, ICT, and Finance are also managed centrally at Stockley Park to ensure a consistency across Europe.

Canon Europe contributes approximately a third of the company’s global revenue. Canon Europe’s sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 were ¥272.3 billion
(US $2.7 billion or €1.97 billion).  Dollar and euro amounts are translated solely for the convenience of the reader from yen at the rate of JPY 101 = US $1 and JPY 138 = 1 euro for Q2 2014 figures, the approximate exchange rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange market as of June 30 2014.

Canon Europe’s vision is to enrich lives and businesses through imaging solutions. Its strategy in 2014 is to create sustained profitable growth, by strengthening core business, building its future solutions and services business, and improving capabilities. This strategy will be realised by focusing on key strategic priorities, including growing the consumer business, maximising growth in emerging markets, and accelerating growth through the combined strengths of the Business Imaging Group and the Production Printing Group.

Canon Europe’s presence in Europe is strengthened through its pan-European brand platform, You Can. Launched in 2002, You Can is designed to encourage customers to explore their creativity and be empowered by Canon’s technologies. Canon is passionate about the Power of Image and wants to inspire customers and partners to realise their passion to bring image to life.

Operating under its global philosophy of Kyosei, Canon Europe aims for sustainable growth as the organisation strives to deliver value in all markets, to all customers and stakeholders.

For further information on Canon Europe please see

Download the Canon Europe Ltd background information [PDF, 123 KB]
Press Resources
European Events
Image Library
Press Resources
Canon Fact Sheet
Canon Inc Background
Canon Europe Background
Canon History Timeline (PDF, 417KB) [PDF, 417 KB]
Press Kits
Videos and Webcasts
White Papers and Reports
Feature Stories & Case Studies
Milestones & Awards
PR Contacts
Investor Information