Epson Plans to Triple Inkjet Printhead Production

As part of its strategic plans for its inkjet printing business, Seiko Epson Corporation will invest approximately 20 billion yen (US$170 million) in a new factory at its Hirooka Office in Shiojiri, Japan.

Equipped with a research and development function, the factory will cover 49,000 square meters of floor space, with construction scheduled for mid 2016 and operations getting under way in the first half of the 2018 fiscal year.

The new factory will produce state-of-the-art PrecisionCore printheads, the core devices in Epson’s inkjet printers. Epson expects that it will roughly triple its current printhead production capacity in the future, by means of conducting R&D and driving advances in production engineering and other areas at the facility.

As both an R&D center and production center for core devices used in the printing solutions business, the Hirooka Office works closely with Epson’s production sites worldwide, sharing the advanced production technology and expertise it gains through the development and production of core devices across the Epson Group.

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