Awards and Recognitions
Canon India has been awarded various recognitions and awards over the years since the company started its operations in India in 1997.
- Pride of the Industry Award: Mr. Alok Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. has been felicitated with the 'Pride of the Industry' award organized by Dr. R.L. Bhatia through his consulting company - Fun and Joy at Work. The 'Pride of the Industry' award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contribution as leaders in their organisation and the industry to bring about positive change and growth. The winners were chosen across various categories based on word of mouth and research about various people. The other leaders felicitated were from companies such as Mother Dairy, Max New York Life, Reliance, Bajaj, Godfrey Philips and many more. Alok features in this illustrious list by virtue of the respect within and outside of the industry and his contribution to making Canon India one of the leaders in digital imaging. Dr. R.L. Bhatia is a change management and organisation turnaround specialist and has authored many books such as India's greatest brand builders, India's greatest HR professionals, Career planning for success etc.
- The Best Companies to Work for in India: Canon India has been conferred upon ‘The Best Companies to Work for in India’ by a BT-Mercer-TNS Study
Awards and Recognitions in 2008
Canon has notched up a total of 80 prestigious awards in 2008 in recognition of the superior technology and quality of its products across different segments. Canon was named as the Best Service Backup Company of the Year by Better Photography magazine and Canon India's Senior Vice-President, Mr. Alok Bharadwaj was felicitated as the Second Most Influential Person in Photography by the prestigious Asian Photography magazine.
The list of product awards received in 2008 are as follows
- Digital Camera – 28
- Selphy Printers - 3
- Digital Camcorders – 4
- Digital SLR – 12
- Canon Lenses – 10
- All-in-one printers – 6
- Best Retail IT company
- Best Imaging Solution Company
- Best Office Equipment
- Best Service Backup Company 2007
CII-EXIM Recognizes Canon India on Business Excellence
The annual CII EXIM bank Business Excellence Award felicitates organisations for achievements in their journey towards business excellence. On the 16th November 2006, during the inaugural session of the 14th CII Quality Summit at Bangalore, Canon India joined this distinguished group by receiving the Certificate for Strong Commitment to Excel. Speaking on receiving this award, Alan Grant, President and CEO, Canon India said, “Canon is honored to receive this recognition for the work the company has done in its pursuit of business excellence in the ten years it has been present in India. Every year, many companies apply for this recognition and it is a rare occurrence for any company to achieve recognition in its first attempt. This award is an acknowledgement of Canon’s commitment to its consumers and partners, continuously delivering innovative technology to them, as well as delivering high quality services through the contribution of its people and the adoption of excellent business processes. The award also recognizes Canon India’s contribution to society and to its care for the environment. We are very pleased and proud to have achieved this recognition at our first attempt and to be one of the few companies to do so”.