Epson has always been ahead of its time. Quite literally. Founded in 1942 as a small watchmaking factory – Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (later Seiko) – the company went on to become the official timekeeper for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, recording and printing athletes’ results.
Epson’s journey has been fuelled by firsts, a desire to innovate and a need to push boundaries. In fact, we’ve been doing just that for the last 50 years and will continue to do so tomorrow. It’s not just our ambition, it’s our mission.
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The origin of the ‘Epson’ name
The Epson brand name comes from the EP-101, an electric printer that kicked off the company’s expansion into the information equipment business. The ‘EP’ stands for ‘Electric Printer’ and the ‘son’ represents our desire to follow the original electronic printer with many more worthwhile products and services in a variety of fields.
Epson’s four areas of innovation
Epson will generate value with its efficient, compact and precision technologies in printing, visual communications, wearables, robotics and micro devices to drive innovations in four areas. We will also strengthen our business infrastructure to support these efforts.
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Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 88 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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We at Epson are creating new value with aspirations of creating a better world and becoming an indispensable company. By generating value with its technologies, Epson aims to bring positive change to the world through innovations in four areas. We will achieve inkjet innovation by providing inkjet printers with high environmental performance to the office and industry, and visual innovation by revolutionizing visual communications. We will seek to achieve wearables innovation with products that provide wearers with enjoyment and a sense of status, and robotics innovation
with robots that support people in a wide variety of situations. By achieving these goals, we will help free people from repetitive manual work and from unnecessary wastes of effort and time, heighten people’s creativity, and create a sustainable and affluent society in which people enjoy safe and healthy lifestyles.
Epson’s global partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport marks the joining of two brands committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation, global leadership and the creation of high-quality products. Please read more about our partnership with Manchester United can be found here.
Epson and the Environment
Epson’s profound commitment to its future extends far beyond printing and projection. We care deeply about the world around us – and as a leading company, we see it as our duty to play an active part in the responsible and sustainable management of global resources.
The first and simplest step is to reduce CO2-emission. It is obvious by now that the earth’s carrying capacity is limited. It is Epson’s declared intention to achieve a 90%-reduction of the CO2-emissions of its products by 2050.
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