Epson Acquires K-Sun to Expand its Presence in the Industrial Label-Printing Market
December 17 2014 – Seiko Epson of Tokyo reports that it’s acquired K-Sun Corporation, a supplier of portable and desktop electronic label printers. Epson says its acquisition of K-Sun, with K-Sun’s more than three decades of experience in the industrial-identifications solutions market, will provide Epson with broader access to labeling customers, as well as expand the Epson’s presence in the industrial label-printing market. K-Sun is based in Somerset, Wisconsin.
After supplying K-Sun with label printers on an OEM basis to Epson for two decades, Epson believes that acquiring its partner will enable it to better serve industrial customers with the ever-expanding line of Epson label-printing solutions, which range from desktop label printers to industrial label-printing presses. Junichi Watanabe, director, and chief operating officer of Epson’s Visual Products Operations Division, commented, “We are delighted to take our partnership with K-Sun to the next stage. The acquisition will not only give us access to K-Sun’s expertise in industrial label printing, but will help boost the Epson brand and increase exposure of Epson’s label printers in this important strategic market.”
Michael Kasun, founder and president of K-Sun, said: “K-Sun has enjoyed a strategic partnership with Epson since 1994. Now as a member of Epson’s prestigious group of companies, we are very excited for our future and the new products and supplies that we can offer our customers and the expanded opportunities for our employees.”
Specializing in industrial and safety-marking/ identification, pipe-marking, and wire/cable labeling, K-Sun will begin by selling the Epson-branded lineup of LabelWorks label printers for industrial applications in North America beginning in January 2015, while Epson America will continue its focus on promoting LabelWorks label printers to the consumer and office markets. Expansion of the product-line offerings will follow.
Epson and K-Sun are scheduled to jointly exhibit at the upcoming BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida, being held February 22 to 26.
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