Corporate History


Year Event
May 2001 ISO 14001 certification obtained for environmental management systems at all the Company's 68 major business sites around the world.
Jun. 2002 Epson receives the Corporate Innovation Recognition Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE).
IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition
Jun. 2003 Epson is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nov. 2004 Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ, the world's first quartz wristwatch, receives prestigious IEEE Milestone Award.
Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ
Apr. 2005 The global tagline 'Exceed Your Vision' is introduced to strengthen brand promotion worldwide.
Aug. 2005 In Japan, Epson wins a Prime Minister's Award for "monozukuri" (the art and science of manufacturing").
Oct. 2005 Epson Toyocom Corporation (later Miyazaki Epson Corporation) is established.
Jul. 2006 Epson signs a cooperation agreement with Tohoku University in Japan.
Mar. 2009 Group company Orient Watch Co., Ltd. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Sep. 2013 Epson announces PrecisionCore technology.
Dec. 2014 K-Sun Inc. of the United States joins the Epson Group.
Jun. 2015 Epson Acquires 100% Stake in For.Tex.
Sep. 2015 Epson announces Corporate Governance Policy.
Dec. 2015 Epson develops the PaperLab, an in-office paper recycler that uses Dry Fiber Technology.
Mar. 2016 Epson establishes its Epson 25 Corporate Vision.
Jun. 2016 Seiko Epson transitions to a company with an audit & supervisory committee.
Dec. 2016 Epson establishes two new sites dedicated to the R&D of industrial inkjet textile printing in Como, Italy; the Innovation Research Lab and the Printing Research Center.

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