Corporate History


Year Event
Apr. 1975 Epson America, Inc., the first overseas sales subsidiary, is established.
Jun. 1975 The Epson brand is established.
Epson Brand
May 1983 Epson Sales Japan Co., Ltd. is established as a domestic marketing company.
Jan. 1985 Shonai Denshi Kogyo Co., Ltd. (now Tohoku Epson Co., Ltd.) is established as a domestic manufacturer.
Nov. 1985 Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. and Epson Corporation merge to establish Seiko Epson Corporation.
Seiko Epson Corporation
Jan. 1990 Epson Europe B.V., Epson's European regional headquarters, is established in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Epson Europe B.V.,
Oct. 1992 Complete elimination of CFCs from manufacturing processes is achieved at all factories and affiliates in Japan. Epson receives the 1992 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Apr. 1994 ISO 9000 series certification for quality management system is acquired by all Epson plants in Japan.
Feb. 1998 The Seiko Group is chosen as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano.
Apr. 1998 Epson (China) Co., Ltd. is established in Beijing as Epson's regional headquarters in China.

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