Canon Saudi Arabia opens in Riyadh
Plans for 300 staff as company opens office and B2B showroom in Saudi capital
Canon Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Canon Middle East (CME), has opened its first office and showroom in Riyadh.
The showroom will be used to demonstrate a range of B2B solutions to customers, including managed print services, graphic arts solutions and high volume printing.
Canon Saudi Arabia was formed in June last year as a partnership with Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers (AZAQ). The company also has offices and showrooms in Jeddah and Khobar.
The opening was attended by senior Canon executives including Stefano Zenti, Executive Vice President Developing Regions Business Group, Canon Europe and Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East and Canon Eurasia, as well as Faisal Al Quraishi, Chairman, AZAQ.
The showroom will also be used to train Canon Saudi Arabia staff, and will host extensive learning and development programmes focused on increasing skills for Saudi youth. The company says it aims to have 300 employees by 2023.
"Canon Saudi Arabia is strategically positioned to support the nation's ambitions of developing a competitive business environment in the region's largest economy, which is expected to grow by 1.8 percent this year and by 2.1 percent in 2020. We have invested in the market to provide better wider coverage and deliver a holistic approach to business solutions. Whether these businesses are large corporations or small and medium enterprises, our innovative services and solutions are customisable to address the businesses' requirements and position them as leaders in their respective industries. This drives business competency to allow for economic growth and competitiveness of Saudi-based businesses on a global scale," said Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director Canon Middle East and Canon Eurasia.
Faisal Al Quraishi added: "The joint venture and partnership between CME and AZAQ comes as a result of a long business relationship between Canon and Al Quraishi Group that is 50 years in the making; and this development comes as natural progression of our successful business ties. AZAQ sees this partnership as a contribution to the country's 2030 vision whereby Canon, a global brand, contributes to the Kingdom's transformation through its innovative technologies and solutions. Furthermore, the partnership will be highly committed to train young Saudi nationals as well as advance technology in private and government sectors alike."