Epson Opens New Inkjet-Printer Manufacturing Facility in the Philippines
Opening ceremony at the new Epson inkjet-printer manufacturing site in the Philippines.
Epson Precision (Philippines) is preparing to increase inkjet printer and projector production this year, and the new plant, which was completed at the end of June, provides extra inkjet-printer production capacity. Meanwhile, an existing plant on the site began production on an additional projector production line at the end of July.
Back in July, Epson said it’s “determined that its current inkjet printer and projector manufacturing facilities in China, Indonesia, and the Philippines were insufficient to meet expected demand. For inkjet printers, the company forecasts the need to” significantly boost production capacity” for its high-capacity ink tank models, which are currently experiencing rapid growth in emerging and other markets, and also for office inkjets including high-speed line-head inkjet multifunction printers, which are steadily gaining in popularity in markets worldwide.”
“We are proud to host in the PEZA zone one of the world’s most-trusted and pioneering manufacturers of office machines including printers and projectors. Epson Precision (Philippines) has vastly contributed to the growth of the economy of this country. The new facility is a testament to Epson’s commitment to continually providing high-quality products and maintaining its leadership in the international electronics industry,” said PEZA Director General Charito Booc Plaza, who attended the ceremony.
Epson President Minoru Usui said, “Epson Precision (Philippines) will play a critical role in Epson’s medium- and long-range business strategy. The company and its new factory will contribute to inkjet innovation and visual innovation, two of the four areas of innovation we are targeting under the Epson 25 Corporate Vision.”
Epson says it uses a vertically integrated business model involving the manufacturing, sales, service, and support of products built from the ground up using original inkjet, 3LCD, and other technologies.
Outline of new plant
|Investment amount||Approx. US$143 million from FY2015 to FY2017|
|Products manufactured||Inkjet printers|
|Start of operations||July 2017|
|Building area||Approx. 53,000 m²|
|Total Floor area||Approx. 108,000 m²|
|Structure||Two-floor steel framed building|
Outline of Epson Precision (Philippines)
|Company name||Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc.|
|Address||Lima Technology Center, Lipa City, Batangas, 4217, Philippines|
|Established||December 27, 1994|
|No. of employees||Approx. 14,400 (as of the end of May 2017)|
|Land area||Approx. 230,000 m²|
|Total Floor area||Approx. 193,000 m² (including the new plant)|
|Products manufactured||Inkjet printers, projectors, smart glasses|
|Ownership||Epson Precision (Philippines) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Epson Corporation|
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