January 6, 2017
Happy New Year, everyone.
In the Chinese calendar, 2017 is the year of the rooster. In Japan, Tori-no-Ichi (the rooster market) is held on the days of the rooster in November every year, and the year of the rooster is considered to be particularly auspicious for conducting business. Therefore, all companies are hoping for good fortune and business success in the coming year.
I would like to thank you for using our products and services. Your continued support in 2017 will be deeply appreciated.
As has already been reported, on December 19, after Canon obtained clearance from the competition authorities of each country and region in which it submitted an application, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Toshiba Medical) became a subsidiary of the Canon Group. Canon anticipates that Toshiba Medical will continue its business activities while maintaining a high degree of autonomy in order to further develop its business. Canon and Toshiba Medical will continue to discuss detailed business strategies. However, in the same manner as in the past, Toshiba Medical will remain committed to contributing to healthcare worldwide under the slogan "Made for Life", while aiming to expand and achieve continued growth.
With regard to the start of production in Russia, Toshiba Medical is currently involved in the final approval process, and production will begin after regulatory approval is obtained. In addition, Toshiba Medical will establish the Yokohama Development Center in February 2017 to conduct various types of innovative development aimed at promoting further business growth and achieving a better future. Integration with the Canon Group will help Toshiba Medical realize its bright prospects.
We will continue to make every effort to provide products that amaze and impress our customers. Your high expectations and valuable suggestions are greatly appreciated.
In closing, I would like to express my best wishes to you for success in the coming year.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
About Toshiba Medical Systems Canada Limited
Toshiba Canada Medical Systems (TCMS), a Canon Group company headquartered in Markham, Ontario, provides patient-focused imaging technologies with specialties in CT, X-Ray, Angiography, Ultrasound and MRI. Advanced service solutions range from single-room coverage to complete asset management programs.
All sales, services and operations are Canadian-based, with a strong presence of technical service employees in more than 25 cities across the country. Reporting directly to Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation provides close ties to our research, engineering and product specialists, enabling the Canadian team to influence product decisions and delivery for the needs of our customers. For more information, visit www.toshiba-medical.ca.
About Toshiba Medical
Toshiba Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including Ultrasound, CT, X-Ray, and MR, across the globe. As of December 2016, Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.