Incorporated in 1997, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pte.Ltd; a world leader in imaging technologies. Canon today has offices spread across 7 cities in India with an employee strength of over 840 people and markets 160 comprehensive range of sophisticated and contemporary digital imaging products in the country. These include digitalcopiers, multi-functional peripherals, fax-machines, inkjet and laser printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, digital camcorders , dye sub photo printers and multi media projectors semiconductors, card printers & cable ID printers.Canon has pioneered Five technology 'imaging' engines viz: Optical Engine, Electrophotography, Bubble Jet, Semiconductors and Display which drives Canon’s cutting-edge technology products. With over 1100 registered patented technologies in Digital Cameras, 2300 in inkjet printers, 5600 in multifunctional printers and more than 200 in scanners, Canon has emerged as one of the leading technology innovators in the digital imaging space worldwide.Canon India forayed into retail space with the launch of its exclusive brand retail store called "Canon Image Square." Canon plans to inaugurate 95 retail stores in 2011, 100 in the year 2012 and another 100 stores in 2013 taking the count to 300 stores in the next 3 years. Canon’s unique initiative to tap B, C and D-class cities of the country, Image Express, reached 38 cities in Tier II and Tier III towns. With the acquisition of Océ Canon was positioned as the undisputed leader in professional and display graphics printing domain in 2010.In 2009 Canon has been ranked amongst top 10 employers in India in the Business Today 'Best Companies to Work for in India' survey. This ranking was given on the basis of a process that involved an understanding of the HR systems of companies, a survey of their employees, and a survey of their external stakeholders such as B-schools, placement firms, and alumni. It was undertaken by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.Canon takes pride in not only bringing quality products to the market; but also contributes to minimising environmental burden through effective application of environmental technologies. Canon focuses on the development of resource conserving products that are smaller, lighter and easy to recycle. In India, Canon takes responsibility to dispose off end of life Canon products and other e-waste by sending such waste to government approved recycling agency.Today, Canon India is certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. In 2006 and 2010, the company was certified for its "Strong commitment to excel" at the CII-EXIM Business Excellence Award. Over the last 14 years of its India growth story, Canon’s comprehensive range of the latest digital imaging products supported by a trained sales force across the country has emerged as its key differentiator.Canon has around 380 primary channel partners 13 National Retail Chain partners, 7 Level IV Master Service Centres, over 100 authorized service centers, over 4000 secondary retail points including 270 National Retail Chain store partners & 33 Canon Care Centers. Canon products are available in over 400 towns in India. Overall, Canon's presence will increase to 5000 outlets by December 2009. By end of 2010, Canon has acquired a customer base of over 30 lac customers in India.As part of the company's promise to enhance digital experience for consumers, Canon Image Lounge was launched in 2008 in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore for customers to get a touch and feel of Canon products. The lounges provide a comprehensive display of Canon’s vast range of offerings and display over 101 consumer imaging products for consumers to simply look, feel and experience without the compulsion on buying. Special photography workshops and other customer engagement programmes are being held in these lounges. Canon also has Business Solutions Lounge for B2B customers in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore showcasing business applications alongwith seminar rooms for business workshops.