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CANON CAPTURES THE #1 BRAND LEADERSHIP POSITION IN COLOR AND BLACK-AND-WHITE COPIERS IN THE U.S. IN 20052/14/2006
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc., today announced that the company has been named the number one overall brand leader in the color copier market and in every speed segment of the black-and-white copier market in the U.S., according to Gartner Dataquest*.
Canon held the #1 brand market share position in the color copier market for 2005, with 21% share. This is the 19th consecutive year that Canon has been the overall market brand leader in the U.S. color laser copier market. Canon covers a broad range of office requirements and needs with a complete line-up of color copiers, including the Color-enabled imageRUNNER devices.
In addition, it is the fourth consecutive year that Canon has captured the number one position in every speed segment of the black-and-white copier market in the U.S., and the 23nd time in the last 24 years that Canon has been the number one overall brand leader in the black-and-white copier market, with 27% share.
“Our strong heritage in digital imaging and copier technology has allowed Canon to consistently be the U.S. market leader,” said Ryoichi Bamba, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With advanced document handling and management capabilities, coupled with unmatched system performance and innovation, Canon has proven to be the copier of choice for many U.S. companies year-after-year.”
The Gartner Dataquest research studies focused on market share for color and black-and-white copiers of both digital and analog technology, including PC copiers (1-10ppm) and copiers in Segments 1-6, which range in speed from 11 to 91+ copies-per-minute (cpm).