CANON CANADA BREAKS GROUND ON NEW HEADQUARTERS
State-of-the-Art Facility in Brampton designed to meet LEED Gold Certification Standards
Canon Canada breaks ground on its new corporate headquarters in Brampton, Ontario. Taking part in the official ceremony were, from left to right, Brampton City Councillor John Hutton, Canon Canada President & CEO Ted Egawa; Japanese Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Norihiro Okuda; Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell, and Consul-General of Japan, Eiji Yamamoto.
MISSISSAUGA, ONT. May 6, 2014 – Canon Canada broke ground on its new Canadian Headquarters on Tuesday in Brampton, Ontario. Canon Canada Executives were joined by Japan’s Ambassador to Canada, Norihiro Okuda; Consul-General of Japan, Eiji Yamamoto; Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell; and Brampton City Councillor John Hutton.
Located at the corner of Mississauga Road and Steeles Avenue West, the new headquarters will replace the company’s current office in Mississauga, which has been its home since 1984. Canon expects to complete construction on the five-storey state-of-the-art building by December 2015.
“Our vision for Canon Canada’s headquarters goes beyond being an infrastructure investment or a building where our employees work,” said Ted Egawa, President & CEO, Canon Canada Inc. “We want our new headquarters to become a community for our employees and for our customers, which aligns with our Kyosei philosophy, which means harmoniously living and working together for the common good.”
Canon Canada’s future headquarters reflects the Company’s worldwide commitment to the environment and sustainability. Built on more than 18 acres, the site is surrounded by green space. It includes a walking trail, drought-resistant landscaping and a naturalized storm water management pond to benefit Canon and the adjacent residential community.
“By combining Kyosei with high-quality, simplicity and functionality, the brand-defining characteristics which have made Canon products successful, we have created a space that will inspire collaboration and innovation.”
The Province of Ontario has designated Brampton as an urban growth area; by 2031 the City’s population is expected to grow to 725,000. Canon joins a growing list of organizations such as Loblaw, HBC, Chrysler Canada, Rogers Communications, Maple Lodge Farms and Canadian Tire who’ve realized the long-term benefits of investing in Brampton.
Canon is seeking to achieve Gold certification for its new headquarters under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED) rating system. Sustainable design elements planned include: the incorporation of lots of natural light, energy-efficient equipment and collecting rain water for reuse.
One of Canada’s most celebrated architectural firms, Moriyama & Teshima — known for such iconic buildings as the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto and The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa — will lead the design efforts for the new building.
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA, is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business and medical digital imaging solutions. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. With almost $46 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., ranks among the Top 4 in US patents registered since 1994. Canon ranks among the world's Top 30 brands and is one of Forbes' Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies. Canon Canada Inc. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 per cent Canadian-based service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon Canada Inc. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.
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