The partnership will combine Canon’s state-of-the-art printing solutions with AST’s high-end printing services and enable both parties to target growth in key vertical markets.
AST will provide the facility management expertise while Canon Emirates will showcase its imagePROGRAF, imagePRESS and imageRUNNER line up to Abu Dhabi based customers requiring on the ground to access Canon’s world class professional print solutions.
“Canon’s further expansion into Abu Dhabi represents our commitment to supporting local business. By providing Abu Dhabi based clients with on-the-ground access to our technology, expertise and service, Canon can help companies streamline their business solutions, achieve higher quality with reduced costs and improved up-time,” said Nasser Darwazeh, GM, Canon Emirates.
The opening of the Abu Dhabi office will provide support for Canon’s current customers as well as providing a base for the leading business solutions provider to access the capital’s growing corporate sector.
The centre will provide a platform from which AST and Canon Emirates will target key vertical markets such as Education, Healthcare, Construction, Real Estate, Hotels, Sports & leisure and Oil & Gas. Both parties are forecasting significant growth in the print volume business over the course of the next three years following the opening of the centre.
“AST has involved and worked on many prestigious projects in the region and discovered the advantages of being an outsourcing partner than just a service provider. Partnering with Canon Emirates will help bring together a world class brand with its latest state-of-the-art products and our expertise in the business will help customers in the region experience the best of technology & services” said M. G. Ittan, MD, AST.
The region will witness future business ventures between Canon Emirates and AST similar to the Digital Print Centre in the coming months. The opening of the centre represents Canon Emirates second facility in the capital and follows the opening 12 months ago of its first Abu Dhabi showroom.
Canon Emirates and AST will partner in the UAE on one of Abu Dhabi?s largest professional print projects with the opening of a new digital print centre.