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Epson Singapore recently announced its commitment to the business and office segments as it moves to strengthen its product offerings for enterprise and corporate customers in the B2B space. As the company continues to evolve to focus on the needs of businesses, it has seen positive growth, reflected in its business growth of 11.3% CAGR from FY15 to FY17 in SE Asia, and it is expected that this strong growth to continue.

Epson will continue to leverage its core technologies by drawing on its manufacturing expertise to create new innovations in its key areas of inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics that will bring new value to its customers through precision and smart technologies that will reduce the impact on our environment.

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Seiko Epson Corporation President Minoru Usui delivered the keynote address during Epson Singapore’s 35th Anniversary.
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Mr. Toshimitsu Tanaka, Managing Director (Southeast Asia) Epson Singapore

“Epson takes a unique approach to innovation and business, and is backed by a long history of artisanship and attention to the details. We are moving to expand our focus and deepen our efforts to serve the high growth potential markets in a range of business segments. We aim to continue to bring innovations to our business customers that will deliver on precision and performance, and to push the boundaries of imagination and possibility,” said Tanaka Toshimitsu, Managing Director (SE Asia), Epson Singapore.

Visual Communications for Businesses

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Epson Moverio BT-350 and BT 2200 launched during Epson Singapore’s anniversary.

Epson continues to hold the dominant market leadership position for projectors as the top projector brand, at 37.3% in Southeast Asia as of FY17Q1 according to Futuresource. Through expanding its high brightness laser projector line-up, Epson aims to meet the needs of the different business segments across corporate, government and education sectors.

Epson’s latest Moverio smart glasses launched during the anniversary event, the BT-350 and BT-2200, provides an enhanced augmented reality experience catering to commercial and industrial environments. With enhanced durability and flexibility as key focus, the smart glasses are more compact and comfortable for increased performance.

The Moverio BT-350 is designed for a busy commercial environment suited for sharing with multiple users with the world’s first multi-unit docking station for easy multi-fleet management such as tourist attractions. The Moverio Pro BT-2200 smart headset is suited for industrial and other enterprise AR applications such as remote technical assistance and features a new hinge specifically designed to fit over front brim helmets.

Inkjet Printing for Businesses

Through its innovation in its Micro Piezo printhead technology, Epson aims to meet the needs for the different office segments from small businesses to large enterprises and to replace laser printers with inkjet. Epson is currently one of the leaders of the inkjet printer market, with 32% share in SE Asia.

The recent launch of the WorkForce Enterprise series, the WF-C20590, brought high-speed, high-productivity printers that deliver outstanding quality inkjet printing to enterprises, while helping companies lower total cost of ownership. Built with Epson’s PrecisionCore linehead technology, the printers print at breakthrough printing speeds of up to 100 pages per minute (ppm), one of the fastest speeds in inkjet printing, reinventing business printing in the office while rivaling laser printers in quality, durability, serviceability and cost.

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In professional printing, Epson will continue to drive the shift from analogue to digital textile printing for the large format printers to meet the growing demand. In the digital textile printing industry, Smithers Pira forecasts 17.5% annual growth for digital textile print, with a revenue growth forecast at an annual average of 12.3% for 2016 to 2021.

Epson continues to drive innovation in the commercial and industrial printer markets for photo graphics, signage, textile and label printing amongst printing providers, retail stores and the like, and is expanding throughout the Southeast Asia region.

Industrial Robotics

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The latest Epson SCARA robots
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Mr. Munenori Ando, Executive Officer, General Administrative Manager, Sales & Marketing Division- Seiko Epson Corporation during the Key Product Showcase

The recent launch of the new T3 series robots has expanded Epson’s comprehensive line up of SCARA robots and offers a low total cost of ownership with 30% less power usage than conventional SCARA robots. The compact and versatile entry-level model is ideal for simple pick-and-place applications such as assembly, inspection and feeding tasks. It comes with the option to combine with Epson’s Vision Systems that can enable the robots to ‘see’, with powerful image processing systems that detect and position objects reliably.

Epson is a global leader in high-precision SCARA robots which are deployed in the manufacturing industry for a wide variety of applications. Going forward, Epson envisions developing robots to see, sense, think and work like humans, and working alongside and supporting humans in a variety of situations.

Celebrating Epson Singapore’s 35th Anniversary

Epson celebrated its 35th Anniversary by revealing product showcase and sharing its latest innovations in inkjet printing, visual communications and industrial robotics at Capella Singapore. Showcased for the first time in the region are the Moverio smart glasses BT-350 and BT-2200, alongside other key products including the T3 industrial robot, a digital textile printer and other innovations.

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