Canon is recovering successfully following the earthquake that hit Japan on March 11th, the company has confirmed.

A number of recent reports noted that companies were having to adjust manufacturing operations as a result of a shortage of parts following the quake.

Now, however, Canon has confirmed that it expects all its businesses to achieve a full recovery by the end of April, which may mean that the risk of shortages of Canon ink cartridges and printers may not materialise.

The producer has confirmed that even though some of its factories were not harmed by the natural disaster, production has been affected because of "rolling blackouts" and difficult conditions for acquiring all the necessary production materials.

Production has also resumed at the company's factories that were affected when disaster struck.

Canon is currently working with the Japanese Red Cross to support medical activities in the affected area. It has donated five portable digital radiography systems.