Epson’s New Indonesia Factory Begins Making High-Capacity Ink-Tank and Business Inkjets

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Seiko Epson of Tokyo reports that its Indonesian manufacturing subsidiary, P.T. Indonesia Epson Industry, has begun production at a new inkjet-printer assembly factory as part of Epson’s strategic plans for its inkjet-printer business.

Last year, Epson refurbished the factory, which was acquired from another company in July 2013, at a cost of about 3 billion yen. The firm says Indonesia is a “key production site” in its printing business, and that the new factor will primarily manufactures high-capacity ink-tank inkjet printers and office-inkjet printers. The company will expand its production capacity in the future according to demand, and Epson plans to increase its workforce from about 14,000 employees to 12,000 employees.

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Epson’s new Indonesia factory for producing business and high-capacity ink-tank inkjet printers and All-in-Ones.

In addition to production and logistics functions, Indonesia Epson also designs printers. Epson says that, with the new factory, its design capabilities will be strengthened in the future to tailor products to the needs of emerging markets. It will also design inkjet products for easier manufacturability, and accelerate product-development cycle times.

Under its Epson 25 Mid-Range Business Plan (FY2016-2018), Epson says it plans to “aggressively invest” in PrecisionCore inkjet print-head technology, the core technology of its printing business. It says it’s positioning itself to meet expanded demand over the long-term, by adding new production capacity to augment its existing operations at the Suwa Minami Plant and at Tohoku Epson in Japan, which have production lines. Also in Japan, Epson is installing a new front-end line at the Hirooka Office, and a new back-end line (head assembly) at Akita Epson. The company is also augmenting product-assembly lines in Indonesia and the Philippines.

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