The Epson Precision (Philippines), Incorporated (EPPI) plant produces about 40 printers and 7 projectors per minute and has garnered multiple environmental awards for practicing green manufacturing processes.
Epson Precision (Philippines), Incorporated (EPPI), the manufacturing arm of Epson in the Philippines, conducted a special plant tour for media guests in its newly-expanded plant located at the Lima Technology Center in Lipa City, Batangas last March 5.
The EPPI manufacturing plant, which showcases Epson’s global standards in green and environmentally-sound processes, produces about 4.5 million printers and 1.0 million projectors (FY12) distributed in 24 countries. A number of Epson’s new projectors and the breakthrough Epson L-series genuine ink tank system printers are manufactured at this plant where more than 10,000 are currently employed.
“Seiko-Epson Corporation (SEC) formally announced the PhP4.5 billion expansion of our manufacturing plant in March 2010. We inaugurated Factory II in December 2011, and since then, we have significantly increased Epson’s manufacturing capacity by 150% for 3LCD projectors and 50% for inkjet printers”, according to EPPI President Kazuyuki Amano.
The whole-day Epson event, which included the plant tour and the launch of new Epson 3D and interactive projectors, adopted the theme “Epson: Harmony and Co-existence” to highlight the company’s accord and cooperative co-existence with the environment and the community.
“Through this event, we are proud to show the harmonious partnership of Japanese precision engineering and Filipino ingenuity and craftsmanship that resulted in world-class products like the new Epson L-Series genuine ink tank system printers and entry-level projectors. Also, we have been dedicated to the cause of environmental protection by following environment-friendly procedures & policies, non-detrimental manufacturing and developmental processes, and collaborative co-existence between business and the global environment,” explained Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) President/Country Manager Toshimitsu Tanaka.
Since the 1940s, Epson has taken great effort to advance eco-activities through environmentally responsible production processes based on integrated global objectives and standards. One of Epson’s earliest efforts was the thorough wastewater processing conducted before drainage to Lake Suwa, where one of our earliest manufacturing plants was located.
One important landmark in the Epson history of environmental protection was in 1988 when Epson became the first company to introduce a policy to remove CFC from its products. Full elimination of specific CFC’s from products was completed in 1993. This step led to the Epson Environmental Policy issued in 1994 and revised in 1999 to further enhance the conservation efforts of Epson worldwide from product development to recycling.
The Epson Environmental Policy states that Epson will integrate environmental considerations into its corporate activities and actively strive to meet high conservation standards in fulfilling its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen.
This policy has led Epson to:
1. Create and provide earth-friendly products
2. Transform all processes to reduce the burden on the environment
3. Recover and recycle used products
4. Share environmental information and contribute to regional and international preservation efforts
5. Continually improve the environmental management system
Since then, Epson has conducted a variety of programs in all countries where it operates to keep it among the leading environment advocates.
In the Philippines, EPC and EPPI launched Epson’s environmental advocacy in the Philippines, including the Inkjet cartridge recycling program. The investment in the expanded manufacturing plant also enabled the manufacturing processes to be at par with the global standards in productivity, precision, and environmental protection.
EPPI is also at the forefront of various community and environmental programs under its Epson CARES project (Epson’s Contribution to the Advancement & Restoration of Environment & Society), including the donation of recyclable canteen waste to support persons with disabilities (PWDs) at Tahanang Walang Hagdan (TWH), repair and maintenance of schools in nearby communities through Brigada Eskwela, book donation to support the development of education of young children, tree planting and nurturing program, coastal clean-up, and relief operations when calamities strike.
Such initiatives have enabled EPPI to be awarded the following accolades:
1. Don Emillio Abello Energy Efficiency Award
a. Citation Award (December 2007)
b. Outstanding Award & Outstanding Energy Manager Award (December 2008)
c. Outstanding Award & Outstanding Energy Manager Award (December 2009)
2. PCAPI – Outstanding Pollution Control Officer (PCO)
a. Joyce Tan (April 2008 & 2009)
b. Ad Ryan Ilagan (April 2010)
3. Outstanding PEZA Environmental Performer Award (April 2008 & March 2011)
4. PCAPI Success Story Award
a. "Waste turned into Profit" (April 2009)
b. "Carbon Less Footprint" (April 2010)
5. PCAPI Mother Nature Award – 1st Runner-Up (April 2009 & 2011)
6. SEC Environment Excellence Award (May 2008, May 2009, June 2011)
1. TWH Handog sa Kalikasan Award (December 2009)
During the EPPI Plant Tour, the guests were given an inside view of the Printer Production area, the Visual Products area, and Parts Production area.
After the EPPI Plant Tour, Epson unveiled its latest line of 3D and interactive projectors in the Philippines.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 75,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. http://global.epson.com
About Epson Southeast Asia
Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia. Led by the regional headquarters, Epson Singapore Pte Ltd., Epson Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 10 countries, and is responsible for delivering and supporting Epson’s cutting-edge consumer and business digital imaging products to the customers of these markets through its comprehensive infrastructure of over 360 service outlets, 10 Epson solution centers and 8 manufacturing facilities. http://www.epson.com.sg
About Epson Philippines
Epson’s corporate presence in the Philippines commenced in 1998. It grew rapidly into a billion peso company in a span of a few years from its establishment due to its client-oriented approach in its business management style by its dedicated and innovative staff members and officers. Epson Philippines has an extensive network of 77 Authorized Service Centers nationwide with more than 200 dealers and more than 800 shops across the Country. For more details, please visit our website (www.epson.com.ph) or our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonPhilippines).
For product inquiries and technical support, please contact Epson Customer Care at: Metro Manila:(02) 441-9030; Toll Free: 1-800-1069-37766 (PLDT), 1-800-3-0037766 (DIGITEL)or visit the Epson Customer Care website: http://customercare.epson.com.ph.
Last March 5, 2013 I am one of the few tech blogger invited to an EPSON MEDIA Plant Tour in Lima Technology Center,Lipa Batangas City. i never thought of EPSON have this huge plant manufacturing of printers and projector here in the philippines, we we’re tour inside the plant particularly in printer line assembly, projector line assembly and in in-house parts manufacturing.
First things first, plant orientation is the most important before plant tour. We had photo opp at the lobby together with the Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) President/Country Manager Toshimitsu Tanaka, guest from EPSON Singapore, Media People and Bloggers. Then we we’re guided to go to their function room for the plant orientation tour with hot coffee, ice tea and juice. We were divided into three Groups Blue, Green and Violet.
Part of the orientation are the DO’s and DON’Ts such as NO SOUVENEERS, Always at the Right Lane, Always wear your Head Cap and Shoe Cover, NEVER ASK Questions or TALK to the Workers, and many more.
During our we all notice that the percentage of a female workers are bigger than male and so i ask how many male are employed herein the factory and the lady tour guide replied that only 2 percent male workers out of 6,000 employees worker in epson plant. Since i am familiar and experienced in manufacturing assembly line also as a QC-QA i ask only few questions such as Quality, Durability and Production Ventilation.
After the tour we had lunch at Lima Hotel, then after the launch of a new series of EPSON projector and a product presentation of EPSON new series of Projector. And a chance to experience new series of projector. What impresses me are those 3D Home Theatre Projectors and Integrated Interactive Projectors. With the Integrated Interactive Projectors for a Business meetings in two different location or country with whiteboard requirements are possible to do so. How about a High Definition Crystal Clear with or without 3D on your home theatre are also possible including to your game console like Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation or connect your desktop as an extension view are also possible with EPSON Home Theatre Projector.
Next activity would be Taichi, with Tonton Delgado. Tonton is been teaching Taichi for more than 5 years, he is a president of one Taichi Organization here in the Philippines and he is a registered nurse in one of the prestige hotel in Ortigas Center. We are all had fun during our Taichi session and noise which are not supposed to be, anyways FUN is more important with the collaboration of understanding the plant tour.
On our way to Lima Technology Center in Lipa Batangas City, where Epson Precision Philippines, Incorporated are located.
After the plant tour though we are all tired and exhausted the interest of Q&A are still implemented and there are a lot of curiosity questions not silly are thrown to this portion. I’ve also learned from the Asst. Production Manager that the in-house parts production are used to be a 5,000 sqm. and now they expanded to 14,000 sqm. and i can say that it’s a huge plant production.
Blogger Ross Del Rosario is testing the ( EB-1400wi / 1410wi ) Integrated Interactive Projector and with the looks of it he is having fun on browsing files…
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