Canon, Inc.

Canon, Inc.

Canon, Inc.

Date Founded


Type of Company


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Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Equipment & Office Supplies
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
Electrical Products
Computer Hardware

Company Description

Canon, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of office multifunction devices, copying machines, printers, cameras, and lithography equipment. It operates through the following segments: Office Business Unit (BU), Imaging System BU, Medical System BU and Industry and Others BU. The Office BU segment offers MFDs, printers, copying machines for personal and office use, and production print products for print professionals. It also delivers added value to customers through software, services and solutions. The Imaging System BU segment manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and various related accessories. The Medical System BU segment covers the diagnostic imaging equipment, from CT and MRI systems to ophthalmic and digital radiography equipment. The Industry and Others BU 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, micro motors, computers, handy terminals, and document scanners. The company was founded on August 10, 1937 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Deputy Chief Executive of Office Imaging Products Operations

Director, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Managing Executive Officer & General Manager-Planning

President & Chief Operating Officer, Canon Tokki Corporation

Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive, Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquarters

Senior Managing Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Canon USA, Inc

Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive, Image Solutions Business Operations, Chief, Olympic & Paralympic Project, Chief, Imaging Holistic Strategy Project & Chief, IR/Mice Business Project

Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive, R&D Headquarters

Managing Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, Global Logistics Management Center

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Canon, Inc.

Director, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Canon, Inc.

Former President & Chief Operating Officer, Canon Tokki Corporation at Canon, Inc.

Outside Director at Canon, Inc.

Auditor at Toyota Motor Corp.

GM-Inkjet Products Operations at Canon, Inc.

Auditor at Canon, Inc.

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LIVIA Corporate Development SE purchases Iris Group SA /Htc Unit from Canon, Inc.

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Horizon Capital LLP, D.M.C. Business Machines Ltd. purchase Condor Office Solutions Ltd. from Canon, Inc.

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Canon, Inc., Canon Medical Systems Corp. purchase Canon Lifecare Solutions, Inc. from Canon Marketing Japan, Inc.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

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