In 1961, the company Shinshu Seiki Co. was founded, which then in 1985 merged with the Suwa Seikosha Co. Ltd.; the current Seiko Epson Corporation was the result of this merger. The later brand name “Epson” was originally coined in June 1975 when the “son of EP-101”, the successor to the world’s first small printer (model “EP-101”), was presented. In 1974, Epson America Inc. was founded and in 1979 the subsidiary Epson Germany GmbH, which has its headquarters in Meerbusch, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Epson has a very wide range of products and develops and distributes printers, digital cameras, projectors, cash registers, industrial robots, LCD components, as well as scanners world-wide. Above all, they develop and distribute flatbed scanners, flatbed scanners equipped with a transparency unit, A3 scanners, document scanners and multifunction devices complete with fax and scan units.