Impact of the Hokkaido Earthquake
- TOKYO, Japan, September 19, 2018 -
Epson would like to extend its deepest sympathies to those affected by the large earthquake that struck the eastern Iburi region of Hokkaido in northern Japan on September 6.
As a result of the earthquake, production at the Seiko Epson Chitose Plant, where Epson manufactures some of its high-temperature polysilicon TFT projector panels, has been suspended. Although there was no significant damage to the buildings, we discovered malfunctions in certain production equipment when we carried out inspections after the electricity supply was restored. We expect to resume production in the beginning of October.
No Epson employees suffered injuries as a result of the earthquake.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.