Friday, June 8, 2018

Canon expands with new Gen-Z version

Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO,
Canon India inaugurates CIS 3.0 store in Pune

PUNE: Canon India, further expanded its retail outreach with the inauguration of its 252 nd Canon Image Square in the country. The Canon Image Square was launched in the presence of Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India.

Canon takes pride in being a complete 360 degree imaging solutions provider, with its input to output product expertise. Canon Image Square (CIS) are experiential stores where customers can have complete hands on experience of the products before they buy a product. These stores provide comprehensive range of photography and home printing solutions along with a range of Inkjet/Laser printers and cartridges.

Canon India had introduced the Gen-Z version of these retail stores– Canon Image Square 3.0, earlier this year in India. The retail model marks a significant milestone in Canon’s India journey, and its transition from an experiential model to an ‘experiential imaging destination’.

Commenting on the launch today, Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India said, “It gives us immense pride to expand our footprint in the country with an objective to bring forth innovation and delight for our customers. Transforming retail outlets into experiential destinations, we had started an imaging revolution this year, with the launch of our Gen Z version CIS stores. Further strengthening our vision and extending this model across the country, we have launched our 252nd store in India today. As one of the leading imaging organizations in the world today, we consider it our responsibility to empower our customers and connect them further with the world of imaging. This launch is in further alignment with our future growth plans; including retail expansion and deeper regional penetration into Tier-II, III and IV cities. With this launch, we are gradually advancing towards our vision of opening 280 CIS stores by the end of this year.”

Expressing his delight, Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging & Information Centre, Canon Indiasaid,“With the advancement of our imaging stores across India, we have established a strong foothold in the country for all our customers. Maharashtra is an important market for us; our vigorous expansion in the region by opening our 30th CIS store is a testament to our continuous expansion in the city and the region. We have established our presence across 120 cities so far, with our CIS stores and further envision to strengthen this outreach. This outreach enables us to addressthe photography and printing needs of our customers by creating an interactive and informative buying experience for them.”


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