Canon Europe Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Document Scanner


Canon Europe is, this month, celebrating the 20th anniversary year of the launch of its first document scanner, the DR-3020.

Canon DR3020
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Back in 1959, Canon launched its first document capture device, the Rotary Filmer, which captured documents onto microfilm. In 1996, the DR-3020, was launched adopting the technology of Canon’s micrographics equipment. Since then, the brand has expanded its line-up to include high-volume production scanners for high speed capturing performance, business desktop models which fit perfectly in small desk spaces, and compact portable models for users on the move.

In 2007, the 10th anniversary year of the launch of the DR-3020, Canon introduced the imageFORMULA brand to offer a FORMULA, a solution for success and problem solving through image processing. Since then, the organisation has developed the series by introducing new models and functions to address changing customer needs and environments, such as the convenience of one button operation and network scanning that doesn’t require input from a PC. These input devices are used by a wide range of customers to support their business workflow and Canon is proud to have achieved world No.1 market share in the production scanner segment[1].

As part of the celebrations, Canon is now offering customers a cashback promotion on imageFORMULA DR-C240, DR-M140, DR-M260, DR-M1060 and ScanFront400 models across Europe until 31st December 2017.

Tim Brosnihan, European Product Manager for imageFORMULA Document Scanners, says,


“We are extremely proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary year of our innovative document scanning technology and in conjunction with our valued customers and channel partners we will continue to develop our offering to successfully meet their changing needs and further enhance their business productivity. In recognition of this collaboration, we are offering cashback deals across our flagship imageFORMULA models across Europe until the end of the year.”


[1] infotrends research, 2016

About Canon Europe

Canon Europe is the EMEA arm of Canon Inc., a global provider of imaging technologies and services, and one of the world’s most well-recognised and loved brands. Canon Europe has operations in around 120 countries, employs approximately 19,000 people across the region, and contributes about a third of Canon’s global revenues annually.

Founded in 1937, Canon has been a leading name in imagery for the past 80 years, and is dedicated to helping people constantly re-imagine what is possible through imaging. From cameras to commercial printers, business consultancy to healthcare technologies, Canon enriches lives and businesses through imaging innovation.

Canon is growing the positive power of imaging technology and services. By delivering social and environmental benefits through our people and products, we are powerfully demonstrating our commitment to our philosophy of Kyosei: living and working together for the common good.

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About Canon South Africa

Canon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Europe, came into being on January 4, 2000. Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon Europe invested in South Africa with a view to growing and expanding its market share in the country.

 In South Africa, the Canon brand is today synonymous with consistency, driven by the company’s passion, imagination, knowledge and importantly, loyalty to its customers. Canon SA offers a wide range of consumer imaging products and business solutions as well as a variety of large format printers.

Canon technologies are durable, innovative, intuitive, and feature smart and environmentally sustainable designs. Canon invests heavily in R & D and will continue to deliver new and technologically advanced products that cater for a variety of requirements.

In South Africa Canon will continue to support environmental sustainability by operating responsibly, minimizing the impact of its business on the environment and also encouraging a culture of environmental awareness and accountability amongst their staff, business associates and partners. Canon has also maintained its ISO 14001 environmental accreditation since 2007 is an award-winning Digital Media, Marketing, and Advertising Company (with Influence) est. 2015, with a global reach of over 1 million

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