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Canon Inc. is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan, specializing in optical, imaging, and industrial products, such as lenses, cameras, medical equipment, scanners, printers, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Canon has a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the TOPIX Core30 and Nikkei 225 index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
The company was originally named Seikikōgaku kenkyūsho (Jpn. 精機光学研究所, Precision Optical Industry Co. Ltd.). In 1934 it produced the Kwanon, a prototype for Japan's first-ever 35 mm camera with a focal-plane-based shutter. In 1947 the company name was changed to Canon Camera Co., Inc., shortened to Canon Inc. in 1969. The name Canon comes from Buddhist bodhisattva Kannon (観音, "Guanyin"), previously transliterated as Kuanyin, Kwannon, or Kwanon in English.
Areas of activity of CANON
- Office Business Unit - production of Canon MFPs, Canon printers (53.1% of sales, of which 14.8% are laser printers for HP);
- Imaging System Business Unit - production of cameras, calculators, video cameras, scanners, lenses, inkjet printers, photo printers, projectors, broadcasting equipment (32.2% of sales);
- Industry and Others Business Unit - production of equipment for photolithography, medical equipment, ophthalmic lenses, video surveillance systems, micromotors (17.2% of sales).
- Manufacturing facilities are represented by 30 factories in Japan and 18 more in other countries such as the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, China, France, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
At the end of 2016, the sales shares of Canon products were distributed: Asia and Oceania - 24%; North and South America - 28.3%; Japan - 20.8%; Europe - 26.9%.