Canon India’s Vice President K. Bhaskhar, elected as Chairman for the CII Office Automation & Imaging Division

With this coveted industry acknowledgement, Mr. Bhaskhar will be working closely with Government, business leaders towards the development of the Imaging industry

New Delhi, April 2, 2018: – Canon India, leading imaging solutions provider, today announced the appointment of its Vice President, Mr. K. Bhaskhar, from the Business Imaging Solutions division, as the chairman for the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Office Automation & Imaging Division. Unanimously elected for the position, Mr. Bhaskhar will be seen in an advisory role, working alongside the Government on policy matters, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages.

With a two decade long tenure at Canon, Mr. Bhaskhar is one of the most respected leaders in the organization and has been its part since its inception in India

Applauding Mr. K. Bhaskhar on his achievement, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India, said, “We take pride in our people, they are our biggest asset. In my opinion a strong and committed workforce plays an integral role in the growth of the organization. I am confident that under his expanded role, he will further strengthen synergies and knowledge sharing within industry.’’

Expressing gratitude and talking about his vision for the industry, Mr. K. Bhaskhar, said, “It is an honour and a privilege to Chair the CII Office Automation & Imaging Division. The CII Office Automation and Imaging Division (CII OA&ID) takes up issues of common interest to members and industry players with concerned Ministries/Departments and contributes towards drafting National-level Policies with stress on making them more user friendly and consistent with Government’s focus on Ease of Doing Business. The Division’s efforts would be to not just propel higher level of growth in this dynamic industry, but also work towards contributing to the society, through our advocacy, thereby, facilitating a common Industry goal.’’

About Canon Group


Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 is the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 367 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,673 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2016)

Canon in India


Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has 250 own retail stores accredited as “Image Square” across 120 cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 600 towns covering 17,774 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 239 Printer repair centers, 185 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers.

In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2017, the imaging leader recorded a double digit growth.