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The History of Canon

1933 - 1961

Canon began with the establishment of Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory in 1933

1962 - 1975

In 1962, Canon developed its first five-year plan in preparation for full-fledged entry into the business machine market

1976 - 1987

In 1976, Canon launched its Premier Company Plan with the aim of becoming an excellent global company

1988 - 1995

In 1988, Canon announced its second inauguration with the launch of the First Global Corporation Plan

1996 -

In 1996, Canon’s innovation activities began with the launch of the Excellent Global Corporation Plan