Canon U.S.A. expanded its canon beyond cameras. The US arm of Tokyo-based printer and peripherals giant Canon sells and services office and consumer imaging equipment including copiers, printers, fax machines, and scanners. Its focus on cameras hasn't softened, though, offering still and video digital cameras for both consumers and professionals in photography, broadcast, and motion pictures. Industrial and other products include semiconductor and LCD lithography equipment, small motors, and medical equipment such as eye care cameras and radiography systems. Canon U.S.A. oversees subsidiaries Canon Canada, Canon Latin America, and Canon Mexicana; the Americas account for more than one-fourth of Canon's global sales.
While the majority of Canon products are made in Japan, the company maintains a manufacturing facility in Virginia that makes toner cartridges and molds, re-purposes and repairs office equipment, and also acts as a contract manufacturer to third-party companies. Canon U.S.A. has two other Virginia manufacturing subsidiaries -- Industrial Resource Technologies is the company's only toner recycling facility in the Americas, while Custom Integrated Technology re-purposes and repairs copy machines and printers.
In 2011 it began following in the footsteps of competitors such as Xerox by creating a new subsidiary, Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, to concentrate on enterprise IT services offerings. The company will focus on brining software and cloud services to such areas as business process optimization, security services, enterprise resource planning, and records management. Also that year it entered the production photo printing market with the introduction of the DreamLabo inkjet printer.
In 2010 the company opened its third US service center for Canon Professional Services to assist videographers, cinematographers, and filmmakers with equipment, loans, repairs, and technical support. The company also plans to invest heavily in R&D facilities in the US.
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