Lake Success, N.Y., February 27, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today announced it has been certified a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal in collaboration with the Center for Customer-Driven Quality at Purdue University.
“The Center of Excellence recognition is one of the most prestigious awards in the Service and Support industry,” said James Sharp, senior vice president and general manager, Systems and Technical Support Division, Imaging System Group, Canon U.S.A. “Our dedication to quality customer service is a direct result of our leadership’s commitment to service excellence and efficiency across all of our product lines and offerings.”
The Systems and Technical Support Division of Canon U.S.A. provides service and support to Canon’s network of direct and non-direct sales channels for a broad range of products and solutions, including the Company’s imageRUNNER, imagePROGRAF, imageCLASS and imagePRESS models. Call Centers achieve the Center of Excellence distinction based on a best-practice metrics drawn from the world’s largest database of objective and quantitative data that is audited and validated by researchers from the BenchmarkPortal in conjunction with the Center for Customer-Driven Quality at Purdue University.
BenchmarkPortal is the custodian of the Purdue University Center for Customer-Driven Quality database of contact center metrics, the largest in the world. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Jon Anton, it provides reports, products and services for contact centers in the areas of operational metrics, customer satisfaction measurement and agent satisfaction measurement. BenchmarkPortal’s Web site can be found at: www.benchmarkportal.com
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number seven in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2008 list, and is on the 2008 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/RSS .
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.