The Epson brand name was derived from the idea of the company being the offspring ("son") of the Seiko EP-101, the world's smallest electronic printer (EP) when it was launched in 1964. The printer was created for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics to work with the official timing devices for the games that were supplied by Epson's parent company, Seiko.
Today, Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and output products for the consumer, business, photography and prographic markets. We are also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale printers and transaction terminals for the retail market, of innovative electronic devices as well as factory automation robots.
EPSON Robots quickly became popular in many of the top manufacturing sites throughout the world. Over the past 35 years EPSON Robots has been leading the industry for small parts assembly applications and has introduced many industry firsts including PC based controls, compact SCARA robots, and much more. Our focus is to build robots and automation products to help benefit the global manufacturing strategies put in place by many of the top worldwide manufacturers. EPSON Robots are now busy at work in thousands of manufacturing facilities throughout the world.