Canon Director—Business Imaging Solution group Latin America Group Mikio “Mick” Takagi, left, looks on as MBM managing director Jeewan Mohan checks out one of the newly-launched Canon printers following an event on September 16, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain. At right is Canon’s supervisor, Business Imaging Solutions group, Masaaki “Masa” Mimura . PHOTO: NICOLE DRAYTON
Once the ANSA McAL Group gets into a business partnership like the one with Canon, it usually maintains the relationship successfully, said Ian Galt, sector head of services at the ANSA McAL group.
“I have the privilege of dealing with Canon on the print and image side of the business since 1981. Several times over the years and decades I had the wow factor. In many ways, I see ANSA McAL as being very similar to Canon. We are a company like Canon with a lot of rich and deep history. We believe in very long term and strategic partnerships. You will not see ANSA McAL diving into a new partnership every few years. You will see us making the investment, you will see us sustaining it and we take the good times with the bad times to stick it through,” he said.
Galt spoke on Wednesday 16th September, 2015 at the MBM and Canon Latin America new technologies launch, Hyatt Hotel, Port-of-Spain.
A representative from Canon Latin America was at the launch to show off some of Canon’s technologies and solutions such as the imageRUNNER 1435 iF printer.
Galt said the Ford dealership in the ANSA McAL group was the first Ford dealership outside of the United States and the group has built these types of longstanding relationships with Canon as well.
“It is amazing to think that over 100 years ago that of all the places they would come to outside of the United States was Trinidad. Our relationship with Canon goes back well over 40 years and on the print side of the business well over 35 years. I can say in another 40 years ANSA McAL would be representing Canon very proudly,” he said.
Jeewan Mohan, managing director, MBM who also spoke at the launch said last week Canon presented MBM with an award for being one of their most valued partners in the region.
“Canon has recognised that we have some of the best trained Canon resources in the region. Like Canon, we know that innovation is important and our survival,” he said.
He said yesterday’s event was focused on the introduction of technological advances by showcasing new enhancements to Canon’s office printing equipment.
Taken from: Trinidad Guardian
Story by: Rapheal John-Lall
Photo by: Nicole Drayton
Date: Wednesday 16th September, 2015