EPSON EUROPE:
OUR STORY

World-leading innovation.
Global collaboration.
Local application.

Our heritage

We aspires to be an indispensable company, trusted throughout the world for our commitment to openness, customer satisfaction and sustainability.

We respect individuality while promoting teamwork, and we are committed to delivering unique value through innovative and creative solutions.

Our approach to customer satisfaction

  • Confident
  • Creative
  • Environmental conversation
  • Teamwork
  • Individual expertise

Our history

1940 + 1950

Our milestone from 1942 to 1956

1942

Daiwa Kogyo Ltd
The predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation, Daiwa Kogyo Ltd, was established

1956

Seiko Marvel
A mechanical watch that became the basis for Epson's watch business

1960

Our milestones from 1964 - 1969

1964

Official timekeeper for Tokyo Olympics
The Olympic Games in Tokyo selectsed The Seiko Group as its official timekeeper.

1968

World's first miniature digital printer
Epson launches the world’s first mini printer, the EP-101.

1969

World's first analogue quartz watch
The Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ, the world's first analogue quartz watch, goes on sale.

1970 + 1980

Our milestones from 1975 - 1985

1975

New beginnings
The Epson brand is established

1985

Consolidating efforts
Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. and Epson Corporation merge to form Seiko Epson Corporation

1990

Our milestones from 1992 - 1998

1992

Recognition for environmental efforts
Epson receives the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency

1998

Official Olympic timekeeper for Winter Games
The Olympic Winter Games in Nagano selects the Seiko Group as its official timekeeper

2000

Our milestones from 2003 - 2004

2003

Growing worldwide recognition
Epson is listed in the First article of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the fourth largest stock exchange in the world

2004

World's first quartz wristwatch
Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ, the world's first quartz wristwatch, receives the prestigious IEEE Milestone Award

2010 - today

Our milestones from 2010 - 2016

2014

Replaceable Ink Pack System
Epson launches advanced Replaceable Ink Pack System ‘RIPS’ – delivering 75,000 pages of uninterrupted printing and predictable costs.

2015

PaperLab
Set to revolutionise office recycling, Epson develops the world's first recycling eco-system that turns waste paper into new paper

2016

Laser projectors
Epson launches its brightest ever 25,000- lumen EB-L25000 laser installation projector

The power of smarter thinking

1 Million Euros per day
Planned for FY18 investment into research and development2
Top 100 Global technology leaders
Named among 2018 Thomson Reuters top 100 global technology leaders3
Top 100 Global innovators
Named a top 100 global innovator for the seventh consecutive year by Clarivate Analytics4
87 Epson companies
Epson companies throughout the world
76,000 employees
People working for Epson worldwide
8.5 Billion Euros
FY17 global revenue5

Technology in harmony with ecology

When it comes to choosing technology, Epson understands that businesses put reliability and environmental impact at the top of their lists. This is what drives us to create innovative products that are reliable, recyclable, and energy-efficient. This commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products spans all stages of their life cycle.

Epson is constantly developing new ways to help meet environmental standards, and our research and development allows us to deliver innovative, precision technologies featuring multiple energy-saving features. That means you don't have to choose between a better planet and bottom-line benefits for your business.

Environmental focus

Our aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by 90% across the lifecycle of all our products and services by 2050

  • Up to 92% less CO2 than lasers6
  • 96% less energy than lasers7
  • 94% less waste than lasers7
  • 3.5x faster than lasers8
  • Sustainable solutions

Our solutions for business and home

Total support for global business

We work with customers across the world to create total solutions that cover all aspects of a business, from planning and design to implementation, maintenance and ongoing support.

We build strong partnerships that last and evolve, that meet changing needs and harness the latest technologies. Strong relationships are key, with customers, employees and partners representing the Epson brand.

Supporting our customers is one of our highest priorities, so we offer care that extends beyond the purchase of our products. Examples include Epson’s service solutions, that provide the back-up you need to keep your business moving, and our flexible range of Managed Print Services, that provide cost-effective printing operations suited to your needs.

Education

Our cost-effective, reliable and easy-to- use projectors and printers bring learning to life.

Healthcare

Helping you to deliver excellent patient care, our healthcare products simplify and streamline workflows while offering great value.

Retail and hospitality

Epson products help boost revenues, keep up with trends and improve the customer experience.

Public sector

Epson helps to match tight public sector budgets without compromising performance, reliability or security.

Corporate

In the fast-paced business world, our printers, scanners and projectors deliver performance and value.

Finance and banking

Where security and reliability are paramount, our cost-effective products are great for the bottom line.

Legal and accounting

We combine accuracy and security to improve performance, reliability and value.

Bringing technology home

No home or home office is complete without an Epson printer, but our innovations also bring creativity and boundless possibilities to any household with a wide range of products that extend far beyond a printer. Enjoy the big screen film experience in your living room, pilot drones with our Moverio smart glasses, or print without the need for cartridges with our ultra-low-cost EcoTank printers.

EcoTank

Featuring an integrated ultra-high-capacity ink tank system, and including up to three years' worth of ink in the box for less fuss, EcoTank offers low cost printing with many more prints between refills.9

BT-300 smart glasses

Enjoy the ultimate in augmented reality from the lightest binocular see-through smart glasses on the market, thanks to Epson's cutting edge silicon-based OLED (organic light emitting diode) digital HD display technology.10

Home office

Give your home office professional capabilities with our business printers, scanners and all-in-ones.

Home printing

The whole family can print and share glossy, lab-quality photos and crisp, clear text documents.

Home projection

Get the best seat in the house with big-screen entertainment from the world's number one in projectors.11

  1. PaperLab is the first in-office papermaking system to use a dry process, according to Seiko Epson’s global research as of November 2016.
  2. Year ending March 2019 based on assumed exchange rate of 1JPY = 0.0080EUR
  3. 2018 Thompson Reuters Top 100 Global Tech Leaders report
  4. 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovators
  5. Year ending March 2018 based on assumed exchange rate of 1JPY = 0.0077EUR
  6. Based upon the extraction and processing of raw materials and supplies fabrication. As tested by Epson methodology: 1. Calculation is only CO2 emission as global warming environmental burden. 2. The results of calculation is based on self-declaration. (Third-party verification is not received). 3. We use the coefficient of CO2 (kg-CO2/unit) published in JEMAI data base “LCA Pro”.
  7. As tested by BLI, over two months to Feb 2017, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. For more information visit www.epson.co.uk/inkjetsaving
  8. As tested by BLI over two months to Feb 2017, FPOT from overnight sleep, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson
  9. Based on an average print volume of 140 pages per month and considering the lowest yield produced from the first set of inks.
  10. When compared to data available on the websites of manufacturers of competitor devices with similar features as of January 2016. Moverio BT-300 weight: 69g.
  11. Survey conducted by Futuresource Consulting Limited for the period from 2001 to 2015.