Canon established a presence in Asia in 1970 when Canon opened a manufacturing facility in Taiwan. Today, Asia has become an important sales & marketing and manufacturing base for Canon with operations in 10 countries and regions including China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Canon has 2 regional headquarters in Asia. Canon China serves North Asia and Canon Singapore serves South & Southeast Asia. These 2 headquarters spearhead sales and marketing activities which includes implementing integrated customer solutions, and managing Canon sales subsidiaries, representative offices and independent authorized distributors in their respective regions.
Canon has 16 manufacturing subsidiaries & affiliates across countries and regions in Asia outside Japan. The manufacturing facilities manufacture a wide range of Canon products and parts ranging from optical lens to cameras, from copying machines to toner cartridges.
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Advances in technology are having an increasing impact on society, and the pace of development continues to accelerate. To meet the challenge of these rapidly changing times, Canon stays on the cutting edge by actively pursuing Research & Development (R&D) around the world.
Asia is home to 3 of Canon's global network of R&D and Software subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Located in China and Philippines, China focuses on image, document and language processing technologies, Asian-language localization and office imaging products related software. Philippines specializes in the development and testing of embedded and application software, along with hardware design and verification.
Established in 1979, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is Canon's regional headquarters for South & South East Asia. As the regional headquarters for South & Southeast Asia, Canon Singapore oversees both regional and domestic sales & marketing activities in Singapore. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 23 other countries and regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Updated as of 15 April, 2021