The Recycler
  • Biuromax Masthead web banner March 2024
  • G&G Feb 24 Masthead Banner
  • Katun web banner December 2022 NEW

Epson completes construction of new factory

December 22, 2023

Construction of a new factory at Akita Epson Corporation, a Group company of Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson), that began in November 2022 has now been completed.

Built with a total investment of ¥3.5-billion ($24.651 million/ €22.352 million), the completion of the new factory approximately triples Akita Epson’s future printhead production capacity.

Epson explained its printing solutions business provides products and services based on original Micro Piezo inkjet technology to customers in the office, home, commercial, and industrial markets. Global demand for inkjet printers is forecast to continue growing. In the office and home inkjet printer markets, strong demand for decentralised printing since the pandemic has been complemented by robust demand for high-capacity ink tank printers not only in emerging markets but also in North America and other developed economies.

Demand for commercial and industrial inkjet printers is increasing along with a technology shift from analogue to digital in sectors where the printing media is not paper, such as digital textile printing. Moreover, many commercial and industrial inkjet printers use PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads, which can be flexibly adapted for different applications by assembling MicroTFP print chips in various combinations.

Currently, about 20% of Epson’s inkjet printers are equipped with PrecisionCore printheads, but this percentage is expected to increase, since commercial and industrial printers and high-speed linehead inkjet multifunction printers use a larger number of print chips per unit.

The new Akita Epson factory is designed to increase the production and assembly of printheads, the core component of inkjet printers, to keep pace with the increased production of MicroTFP print chips made possible by investment in the front-end process at Epson’s Hirooka Office, in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture.

The factory is also designed to provide space for future expansion of the facility, with a view to strengthening the product lineup, expanding printhead sales to third parties, and meeting growing demand for inkjet printers equipped with PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads.

The new factory is situated adjacent to the existing printhead factory and Epson said it has enabled greater efficiencies from components production through to assembly. In addition, production equipment and processes have been arranged to further increase human productivity and space productivity. Specifically, the new facility has a newly designed, optimal layout wherein Epson robots and other equipment will be arranged in islands. By using this island design, Epson aims to increase production efficiency by 30% on a high-throughput production line.

Akita Epson closely collaborates with Epson’s research and development centres in Japan. Moreover, it shares the advanced production technology and know-how it gains through the production of core devices with Epson’s overseas production sites to improve the Epson Group’s overall manufacturing capabilities.

Categories : Around the Industry

Tags : Akita Construction Epson Factory Printheads

  • Apex Web Banner April 2024
  • IR Italiana Web ad January 2021
  • TN Core April 2024 Web Banner
  • G&G Big & Bold Web banner January 2024
  • Static Control June 2022 Big & Bold Ad
  • GM Technology Web Ad March 2024
  • Ink Tank April 2024 Web Ads
  • Cartridge Web April 2024 Web Banner
  • Mito Web advert July 2023
  • Biuromax March 2024 Banner
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • PCL April 2024 Web Banner
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • PCL April 2024 Web Banner
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • PCL April 2024 Web Banner
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad

The Recycler, Wittas House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH, United Kingdom | Tel: +44 (0) 1993 899800 | Fax : +44 (0) 1993 226899
©2006-2023 The Recycler - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy including cookie use

Web design Dorset | Websites by Mark

The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021
The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021