Corporate History


Year Event
May 1942 Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (the predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation) is established.
Daiwa Kogyo Ltd.
May 1959 Daiwa Kogyo and the Suwa Plant of Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Instruments, Inc.) merge under the same name Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd.
Dec. 1961 Shinshu Seiki Co., Ltd. (name changed to Epson Corporation in 1982), is established.
Oct. 1964 The Seiko Group is selected as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The compact tabletop quartz clock, Crystal Chronometer QC-951, and printing timer play important roles at the event.
Official timekeeper for the Olympic  Games in Tokyo
Aug. 1968 Tenryu (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. (now Singapore Epson Industrial Pte. Ltd.), the first overseas manufacturing affiliate is established.
Sep. 1968 The EP-101, the world's first miniprinter, is launched.
Dec. 1969 The world's first analog quartz watch (Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ) goes on sale.

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