Canon Business Solutions (CBS) defended its market lead. However, owing to a downward trend in black-and-white multifunctional devices and delays in the launch of new products in the high-growth full-color A3
multifunctional product segment, CBS recorded a slight decline. Service activities proved to be a solid mainstay.
The Canon Consumer Imaging (CCI) business unit posted gratifying market growth thanks to the fast-growing digital SLR camera segment. CCI also succeeded in reinforcing its leadership of the digital camera market.
Given the solid order backlog in both business units and assuming that developments on the company's markets remain encouraging, operating activities as well as earnings are set to stabilize in the 2007 business year.
The Annual General Meeting of Canon (Switzerland) Ltd will take place on 18 May 2007.