Tiruchirapalli: Canon India will roll out 100 ‘Canon Image Square’ shops through franchise this year with focus on big and small cities, a top company official has said.
“Canon India has 90 outlets in the country and is in the process of unveiling 100 shops every year till 2013. Each franchisee will invest about Rs 30 lakh. In Tier II and III towns, Canon plans a unique initiative through Image Express showrooms to tap rural clientele,” Kensaku Konishi, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Canon India, told the news agency.
Canon has 380 primary channel partners, 13 national retail chain partners and Level 4 master service centers, besides 100 authorized service centers to render after sales service. Konishi said software development centers at Noida and Bangalore would also be expanded and the number of seats would be doubled to 200 before next year-end.
Canon has a wide and comprehensive range of 160 products, including digital and digital SLR cameras, inkjet and laser printers, production printing system and fax machines.
In addition to sales outlets, they have Level four service centers in five metros - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta and Bangalore. Plans are on to open a few more in state capitals.
Canon India, incorporated in 1997, has an employee strength of 850 and a customer base of 30 lakh.
The company registered Rs 1,257 crore revenue in 2010 and has been recording 50% annual growth in recent years. Konishi was here to formally inaugurate Canon Image Square in the city.