Epson Applies Dry Fibre Technology to Manufacture Face Masks

Press releases   •   May 26, 2020 14:10 +08

Epson Launches New C6050 & C6550 Series ColorWorks Label Printers with Auto-Peeler and Auto-Cutter Capabilities

Press releases   •   May 18, 2020 14:34 +08

Epson Launches New WorkForce Pro Replaceable Ink Pack System Business Inkjet Printers

Press releases   •   May 08, 2020 16:13 +08

Epson Named Number One Projector Brand in Southeast Asia and Worldwide for 19 Consecutive Years

Press releases   •   Apr 21, 2020 10:49 +08

Epson Singapore and Geylang International FC Reinforce Partnership with Sponsorship Renewal for the 5th Year Running

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2020 09:34 +08

Epson Research: Singapore SMEs among Lowest in Southeast Asia to adopt Sustainable Business Operations

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2020 12:40 +08

SINGAPORE, 10 March 2020 Epson, the global leader in printing and projector technologies, todayrevealed the findings of its report, SME striving for Digital Transformation amidst many hurdles, which states that Singapore small-medium enterprises (SMEs) are among the lowest in Southeast Asia (SEA) to adopt sustainable business operations. This is despite Singapore SMEs having the strongest understanding of the ‘Digital Transformation’ concept amongst organisations in the region.

Indeed, Southeast Asia businesses have started the transition to a low carbon economy.[1] To this end, they are taking the climate change threat more seriously by evaluating and improving the environmental impact of every aspect of the business – from products to process, in response to changing customer preferences and expectations[2]. In particular, there is increasing awareness among SMEs in SEA that hardware footprint and innovative products can successfully lower their business impact on the environment.

Large hardware footprint amongst Singapore SMEs

A majority of SMEs in Singapore (57 per cent) indicated that they would prefer an office printer that is environmentally friendly – consumes less energy and have a lower impact on health, such as dust particles and heat. Some Singapore SMEs also believe that the use of collaboration tools such as interactive projectors will help optimise the waste of natural resources.

However, the environmental impact is one of the least considered factors influencing purchase decisions when it comes to printer choice, with lower running costs (77 per cent) and reliability (74 per cent) taking precedence. In addition, compared to SMEs in SEA, Singapore has the lowest number of SMEs (47 per cent) using inkjet printers.

When it comes to the use of interactive projectors, SMEs in SEA are still at the early adoption stage, despite citing the ability to interact with documents (78 per cent) and the ability to collaborate (74 per cent) as top drivers for projector choice. In Singapore, most SMEs (68 per cent) still own standard table or mounted projectors.

Robotics is another tool that is welcomed by SMEs in Singapore, with 87 per cent of them considering robotic solutions for their speed, productivity and scalability benefits. However, one in four Singapore SMEs said that they do not have plans for automation in the near future – the highest number of SMEs anywhere in the region.

Perception versus reality

A promising number of Singapore SMEs (71 per cent) believe that digital transformation will bring about significant improvements to their business performance and customer experience. However, the upfront costs of new tools and technology is a top obstacle to them beginning their digital transformation journey. As a result, most SMEs have barely kicked-off this process.

Ms. Tan May Lin, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Service of Epson Sales division, Epson Singapore said, “There is a large misconception among SMEs that adopting new tools and technology is expensive. While the upfront costs might seem daunting, SMEs will see huge savings in the long term due to lower running costs and improved productivity. At the same time, the environmental and operational benefits far outweigh the initial upfront costs.”

Digital transformation for sustainable growth

Digital transformation is a must-have in today’s digital economy. As SMEs start their digital transformation journey to modernise their business, it is important they consider environmental impacts as a business goal.

“It is very promising that we have a large number of SMEs (68 per cent) agreeing that the only way to sustain growth is via digital transformation. It is clear that committing to the environment has to be more than just an altruistic gesture, and only those organisations that embark on this journey will emerge ahead of their competition,” concluded Ms. Tan May Lin.

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About this research

Epson commissioned research firm, Intuit to understand the digital transformation journey of SMEs in Southeast Asia – Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam – to gauge their progress and identify challenges, as well as gaps in awareness of the benefits of updated technologies or emerging tech solutions. The survey captured the perspectives of 864 SMEs across the region and uncovered how much work is still required to help SMEs understand the value and overall benefit that investments in technology will have on their competitiveness and growth.

More than 80 per cent of the respondents were either business owners, key decision-makers, decision influencers or senior managers within their respective organisations, which spanned the manufacturing, corporate, retail, food and beverage (F&B) and hospitality, engineering, architecture and textile sectors. Companies surveyed were between 10 to 250 employees in size.

[1]Power Trip: Southeast Asia’s journey to a low carbon economy, Eco-Business Research, 2018

[2]https://sg.yougov.com/en-sg/news/2018/01/04/businesses-and-environmental-damage/

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than US$10 billion.

http://global.epson.com/

About Epson Singapore

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centres and 7 manufacturing facilities. 

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Epson Launches New Compact 4K PRO-UHD Home Entertainment Projector, EH-TW7000

Press releases   •   Jan 30, 2020 12:00 +08

Epson launches new dye-sublimation printers with enhanced usability

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 18:58 +08

SINGAPORE, 9 January 2020 Epson has announced the launch of their new 64-inch, dye-sublimation printers, the SureColor SC-F9430 and SC-F9430H digital textile printers. The SC-F9430 and SC-F9430H printers have been developed to deliver outstanding quality and high-volume printing, for sports apparels, fashion apparel, home decorations, outdoor signage as well as other printed merchandise.

In a first for Epson, the SC-F9430H printer offers businesses the additional feature of printing fluorescent colours using the new Epson genuine fluorescent yellow and fluorescent pink inks. The new Epson Fluorescent Color Collection library in Edge Print software enables colour processing for fluorescent inks, bringing customers more colour variation during processing.

Ms. Tan May Lin, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Service of Epson Sales division, Epson Singapore said, “The introduction of Epson’s genuine fluorescent solution provides new value to our customers. Customers can now get a wider application of sports apparel, fashion wear, home decorations and even soft signage with our fluorescent inks, opening the doors to greater creativity and expression in design.”

She added, “We’ve also introduced a wider choice of EMX files, an instructional and maintenance video that can be launched from a QR code, and a host of other features that make set-up, usage and maintenance simple and easy. We’re sure that the SC-F9430 series will have a positive effect on the bottom line of many businesses.”

Powered by Epson’s PrecisionCore Thin Film Piezo printhead technology, the SC-F9430 series come with a total solution, including its Epson engineered Ultrachrome DS and Ultrachrome DS6 inks as well as its Edge Print software for enhanced control of print output and LFP Accounting Software for tracking of print jobs.

In addition to the enhanced usability of this F-Series range, Epson has retained many of the key functions from previous models that enable Epson to drive innovation in the industry and increase opportunities for businesses.

The SC-F9430 series is an evolution of trusted Epson print technology and provides enhanced quality and usability for improved productivity.

The SC-F9430 and SC-F9430H printers retail for SGD 35,000 and SGD 40,000 respectively.

For more product enquiries, please contact Epson Singapore

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than US$10 billion.

http://global.epson.com/

About Epson Singapore

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centres and 7 manufacturing facilities. 

http://www.epson.com.sg

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Epson projectors deliver front row action from Rugby World Cup

News   •   Dec 18, 2019 15:13 +08

Singapore’s The Queen & Mangosteen restaurant reached out to new customers by screening live rugby matches using Epson projectors

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