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Nikon Introduces Nikon Professional Services for Professional Photographers in India

December 2, 2010 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

- To start membership for selected media houses (company membership) targeting Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata
- Support qualified, full-time professional photographers using high-end Nikon equipments

Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation the leaders in imaging technology today announced the launch of Nikon Professional Services (NPS) designed solely to assist qualified, full-time professional photographers using high-end Nikon equipments.

On the occasion, Mr. Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said, “Keeping in mind the needs of our customers we have launched the NPS services in India as for us India has always been one of the most important markets. We always strive to provide our customers the best in class services with respect to servicing, repairing, and discounts. Nikon Professional Services is currently operating in 16 countries with primary functions to provide equipment maintenance and repair services and to provide on-site support for professional photographers working at international events.”

Mr. Koichiro Yamada, General Manager, Customer Relations Department, Imaging Company, Nikon Corp. said, “After looking at the success of NPS globally we thought of bringing it to India as well. As a manufacturer of imaging products that leads the professional industry, Nikon will continue to expand and enhance the Nikon Professional Services and continue to offer new services that fulfill user needs in order to reinforce its support and service organization. We at Nikon wish to collectively contribute as much as we can towards the photo culture of this country.”

Nikon will start this membership for selected media houses (Company membership) targeting Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. After collecting the relevant details from the concerned media houses Nikon will start distributing the membership. The primary criteria for a photographer to avail the facilities of NPS are that a photographer must be a full time professional registered with a renowned media/ publication house using high end Nikon products; must be a resident of India and must be a Nikon brand loyalist.

Nikon Professional Services members can avail Priority Service, firsthand experience of the newly launched products, special support during national or international events like Common Wealth Games, Asian Football Confederation, FIFA World Cup, Special discount on labor charges, facility to avail back up equipment in case of any emergency, cross country benefits i.e. any NPS member can avail these services while on tour to a county where a Nikon subsidiary is operational.

For nearly half a century, Nikon professional service has not only provided routine maintenance and repair services for professional photographer’s equipment, but has also provided support for professional needs.

About Nikon India

Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, including its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX and a range of NIKKOR lenses and service and repair of Industrial products. These include microscopes and technical measuring instruments.
In the recent past Nikon has introduced some wonderful D-SLR cameras– D3S a multipurpose and all rounder professional camera and the D300s a combination of professional-level performance with agility which will completely invigorate photography for its consumers. In the COOLPIX compact camera category, Nikon has recently added five new models namely COOLPIX P7000, S1100pj, S80, S8100, S5100 to the existing range of eight models: P100, S8000, S6000, S4000, S3000, L110, L22, L21.which takes the total to 13. The complete range is available in 46 bright and energetic colors to suit color preferences of Nikon customers.

With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, Nikon is strengthening its distribution network all across India. The company has established total of eighteen ASCs (authorized service centers) for complete service support for Nikon customers while three more are in the pipeline for the year 2010-2011.

Nikon has also set up D-SLR and COOLPIX zone pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras and an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses. These zones allow consumers, both professional and amateurs get to touch, feel and experience the Nikon cameras with combination of lenses and other accessories providing expert guidance, technical know-how all under one roof.

Nikon Corporation: Japan

Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi conductors, Industrial Equipments and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.

Nikon Corporation, Imaging Company announced the worldwide launch of Nikon Next ( Nikon Next site will serve as a new type of imaging gallery for the exhibition of works taking electronic visual displays as the final means of expression in a wide variety of formats, including still images, movies, text and audio, and Flash files, by established artists in the photography industry along with up-and-coming photographers and imaging artists who will serve as the backbone of the photo imaging culture to come. Visitors to the site will be able to search works by artist name or shooting location.

Source: Business Wire India


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