Canon U.S.A. has expanded its canon beyond cameras. The Americas 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. It also has various sales, R&D, and manufacturing subsidiaries, including toner recycling facility Industrial Resource Technologies; toner cartridge and mold maker Canon Virginia; and Custom Integrated Technology, which re-purposes and repairs copy machines and printers.
The company operates from offices and subsidiaries across North and South America, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Panama, and the US.
The Americas account for more than one-fourth of Canon's global sales, or about $11 billion. Revenue in 2012 fell slightly from 2011 amid continued weakness in the laser printer market.
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. The company focuses on bringing software and cloud services to such areas as business process optimization, security services, enterprise resource planning, and records management. In 2012 it reinforced its products and services to the film and television production industry with the creation of the Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center.
Canon U.S.A. established its own R&D group in 2012 and began collaborating with two Harvard Medical School affiliates in the development of medical devices (in the areas of optical imaging and robotic technologies).