Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, has announced that partners in the region recently attended a Partner Communications Meeting held in the UAE, where the company announced a positive growth outlook for the remainder of 2011.
Building on Canon's "closer to customers" strategy, Regional Partner Communications Meetings were also held in Jordan for partners in the Levant and Egypt, and in Morocco for partners in Maghreb countries. The meetings examined the impact of Canon's regional strategy to enhance closer and stronger relations with partners, while discussing the company's solid performance in the key growth areas of office and consumer products.
“In line with our 'closer to customers' strategy we continue to strengthen our relations and communication channels with our partner network by regularly organising such strategic meetings. The underlining aim of these meetings is to identify the challenges faced by our partners in their respective markets and to assure them that informed decisions and the right measures will be taken to ensure the growth and progress of our mutual business operations,” said Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East.
Canon organised the Partner Communications Meetings as part of its efforts to sustain the momentum of a highly successful year in 2010, wherein Canon Group grew its global sales by 15.5 per cent and achieved a net income of ¥247 billion (USD 3.044 billion). Canon further revealed that it was awarded the number one position in Japan’s Nikkei NICES ranking based on five management indices (investors, customers, employees, CSR and growth potential).
The robust growth performance in the Middle East is crucial as the company enters Phase IV of the Canon Excellent Global Corporation Plan, which ultimately aims to establish Canon as a top 100 global company. To achieve its ambitious growth objectives, Canon further revealed that it will focus on six strategic pillars: number one products; three regional headquarter management system; world-leading production; global sales capability; environmentally advanced; and excellent global company culture.