Canon further expands Krefeld site

In the future, Canon Germany will rely on a modern, dynamic and hybrid work concept adapted to the respective activities of its employees. After an intensive planning phase, Canon Germany will merge two locations on the Lower Rhine - the Canon headquarters in Krefeld and the Canon Service and Repair Center in Willich - at the Krefeld site from January 2022. Canon is thus creating a new, modern working environment for a total of 700 employees.

Canon further expands Krefeld site
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- Canon Germany to merge headquarters in Krefeld with Canon service and repair center
- Future-oriented design and efficient use of the over 12,000m2 Canon Campus
- Modern working environment for then 700 Canon employees at the Krefeld site
- Dynamic and hybrid working model

Modern, secure and hybrid working environment at Canon
A modern and digital working environment is a prerequisite for a new, hybrid working world. With over 12,000m2, the Krefeld site offers the necessary capacity for around 110 additional employees and, with the integration of the Willich repair center into the headquarters, will in the future focus on a "state of the art" service center for cameras and printers.

"The requirements for future working methods have changed rapidly. By creating work concepts - hybrid, dynamic or individual - that are geared to the respective activity, we offer our employees a future-oriented and modern working environment. We already made the decision to combine the two sites in mid-2019. Of course, the events of the past year have strongly influenced our thinking about the design of our Office of the Future. I am delighted that we will be able to offer not only our employees but also our visitors an even better environment from the beginning of 2022. With this investment, we are setting a new standard," says Rainer Führes, Managing Director of Canon Deutschland GmbH.

Workplace of the future - tailored to individual activity
The fact that new working models are here to stay is also shown by an internal study conducted by Canon, which asked managers and employees about future working models. 96 percent of all Canon employees would like a hybrid or mobile workplace in the future. For activities that do not allow mobile working but require a dedicated workstation, it is essential to provide an ergonomic working environment.

Business processes and models are becoming more digital and agile. A combination of a modern work organization and qualified and motivated employees results in high performance and builds the future. Dynamic workplaces in an open office environment and the use of the latest communication and collaboration technologies will shape future working at Canon.

Strengthening synergies between divisions and more efficient logistics
The efficient use of the more than 12,000m2 of space in Krefeld is another reason for uniting the two Canon sites on the Lower Rhine. In addition to the modernization aspect, Canon can now better utilize synergies between the individual divisions and further strengthen cooperation between employees.

Supra-regional Canon service and repair center
Customers from all over Europe take advantage of the service and support - over 50,000 photographers, dealers and end users rely on the company's expertise every year. The PSC staff are Canon's service and support contacts for various product groups:
- Compact and system cameras and lenses (EOS, IXUS, PowerShot).
- Video cameras and lenses (Cinema EOS, LEGRIA, ME series)
- reference monitors
- Broadcast lenses
- Projectors (XEED, LX and LV series)
- Binoculars
- Office printers (PIXMA, MAXIFY, i-SENSYS, SELPHY, Zoemini

Location in Willich - office building to be sold off
Following the successful consolidation of both locations, Canon plans to sell the building in Willich.

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