Cannon is an international Group supplying worldwide a wide range of industries with dedicated engineering solutions.
Main fields of activity are currently Plastics Processing Technologies (for Polyurethanes, Composites and Thermoforming), equipment for Energy & Ecology, Aluminium Die-casting machines, Industrial Electronic Controls.
Founded in the early 1960's to manufacture dispensing machines for Polyurethane foams, Cannon have soon reached - and maintain - the leading position in their market and extended their field of activities to other fast-growing sectors of the industry.
Diversifying into synergistic fields - within and outside the plastics processing technologies - Cannon offer today a wide series of products and services to the industrial manufacturers: in addition to a complete range of plants and machines for continuous and discontinuous processing of Polyurethanes and other polymers obtained by chemical reaction (manufactured in Europe, USA, China and Japan) the Group supplies equipment for Thermoforming, Composite Materials, Aluminium Die-casting, Industrial Electronic controls, Industrial Boilers, Thermal Fluid Heaters, Water Treatment plants and solutions for the protection of the Environment.
The range of industry-dedicated solutions available from Cannon grows every year!
Independence, Innovation, Internationality are three "I's" that characterize and have contributed to the success of this dynamic Group.
Independence: privately owned and managed by the founding families, never linked to or owned by financial institutions, funds, industrial corporations or by any other entity not strictly involved in the Group’s program and strategy, Cannon have reached their success thanks to the dedication of committed employees, free to express their excellence through the years. Profit-oriented – but not constrained by short-term results – Cannon have focused their targets over strategic long-lasting programs and investments.
Innovation: propelled by a strong Research & Development mentality and by investments exceeding today 5% of the Group’s total turnover, Cannon filed more than 350 patents in over 40 years. This continuing effort has generated new tools and methods for manufacturing industrial goods which combine favorable economics, high productivity and respect for the environment. As a result, several international awards have been assigned to Cannon Companies and to their key members, in recognition of outstanding achievements in their activities.
Internationality: the Group’s Management and the structure are used to work within a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment. This attitude materialises in a network of fully-owned Locations and independent Agents, located in developed and developing countries. This strategic "plus" enables Cannon to guarantee prompt local service, spare parts availability, use of laboratories for machine and process testing, along with technical advice and consultancy. Today you can find a local Cannon Group's representative – dealing with one or more lines of products – in over 40 countries.
Continuous involvement of Cannon in their Customer’s needs and success, in their Partner’s vision and strategy, in the continuing evolution of their technologies have kept the Group ahead and well alive, in spite of the turbulences of the economy and the difficulties of a highly-competitive business environment.
In the year 2011 Cannon was able again to generate sales for over 200 Million Euro, 60% in Plastics Processing Technologies, 35% in Energy & Ecology Plants, and 5% in Industrial Electronics and Aluminium Die-casting.
Business in 2011 was distributed throughout Europe (45%), Far East Asia - China and Japan (25%), Middle East (8%), America (10%), and rest of the World (12%).
In 2011 1,000 employees work in 12 Manufacturing Centers and in more than 30 Locations and Agencies, servicing more than 25,000 industrial Companies all over the World.