Canon confident SST will provide long-term growth


Canon Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd is optimistic that the Sales and Services Tax (SST) which will take effect on Sept 1, will provide long-term growth for the company, as well as the economy.

Canon president and CEO Andrew Koh said the SST, from a macro perspective, will have different impacts on the company’s various portfolio of products.

“However, according to the experts, the new tax system will be better and beneficial for the whole economy, as well as for the country.

“We are therefore confident that the SST will provide us with long-term growth,” he told reporters at the Canon Océ Colorado 1640 launch in Shah Alam yesterday.

Koh said as a digital imaging solution leader, Canon is aware of the demands within the commercial printer segment for imaging technology, and he believe that the Canon Océ Colorado 1640 will give the print service providers unparalleled breakthrough in large-format digital printing.

The Océ Colorado 1640 is the first 64-inch roll-to-roll large format printer that utilises Canon’s UVgel technology to provide customers with greater media versatility.

“The Océ Colorado 1640 has been engineered to meet the peak production requirements of businesses of all sizes and to deliver high quality prints with quicker turnaround time without compromising on efficiency and reliability,” he said.

Canon professional printing products division head Albert Mah said Canon’s digital print technology is designed to give print service providers with a speedier, versatile and hassle free printing capabilities.

It also reduces operational cost as it utilises 40% less ink and almost a third less manpower due to the built-in automation.

“This allows print service providers to be more competitive,” he said.

Mah said the numbers of printing outlets in Malaysia are increasing by the day and as the new kid on the block for gel printing, Canon hopes to make a significant impact on the segment.