From pioneering the world’s first compact lightweight digital printer, the EP-101, to inventing the world’s first quartz watch, Epson has continued to produce innovative products and services based on its efficient, compact and precision technologies. As a global technology leader, Epson creates and delivers technology solutions for businesses and consumers, 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.
Epson was established in 1961 under the name of Shinshu Seiki (Shinshu Precision Manufacturing Company) to provide precision parts for Seiko watches. The company was awarded a contract to make precision timers for the 1964 Olympics and also picked up work to build a printer as well.