Watches are not all Seiko provides.
Watches are not all that Seiko has to offer society. Our business activities also include the provision of devices solutions and system solutions as well as the operation of a retail business.
Emotional Value Solutions Domain
We create aesthetically pleasing watches, clocks, and other products that are highly functional, impress customers with their attention to detail, and produce both emotional and social value.
We enhance our brand value and corporate value by providing a superior customer experience. We offer products that become an integral part of people’s daily lives, sharing their joyous moments, and becoming part of their fondest memories.
In keeping with our founder's credo to be "Always one step ahead of the rest," we have grown our watch business by combining original, advanced technologies and traditional Japanese craftsmanship. We are proud to be one of the few watchmakers in the world that integrates all the steps involved in watch creation — from initial design to parts manufacture, assembly, and adjustment, we do everything in-house. Handling every step of the process allows us to ensure the very highest quality possible.
Our core products are the five global brands: Grand Seiko, which pursues the supreme essence of watchmaking, Astron, which embodies Seiko's advanced technology and spirit, Prospex, the extremely popular successor to our first diver's watch, Presage, which expresses the Japanese sense of beauty, and a casual watch brand, Seiko 5 Sports, based on the concept of “five styles” and symbolizing today's world of diverse values.
Seiko has been a complete, end-to-end clock-making company for over 125 years, since the time it produced its very first wall clock. Today, we still pride ourselves on handling every step of the process, from product planning and manufacturing to after-sales service. Thanks to our combination of high-quality manufacturing skills and cutting-edge technology, we are able to offer a broad range of exceptional products.
System Clocks/Sports Timing
We bring together the most reliable technology and our 140 years of knowhow to produce products of superb quality and exceptionally high accuracy, such as the system clocks used in public facilities and competitive sports timing devices, products that capture each precious moment of time.
Wako, an upscale specialty store that is a landmark in the Ginza district of Tokyo, offers a wide range of high-quality products and services, including watches, jewelry, men's and women's products, interior decoration products and foods. All our products and services have been independently planned and developed based on the views of our customers and meticulously selected in Japan or overseas. The Wako Main Building that looks over Ginza was built in 1932, it has come to be loved by many as a symbol of the area. As we look ahead, Wako will continue to develop the trust of our customers based on a commitment to top quality and the spirit of hospitality. This is our long history and tradition.
Devices Solutions Domain
This domain contributes to the realization of a next-generation society that integrates cyber and physical spaces to help solve social issues by providing high-quality, highly functional device solutions born of technological innovation.
Using the precise, reliable technologies we created through more than a century of developing world-class timepieces, we are expanding development and production of electronic components and mechanical precision parts for use in a wide variety of products.
The precision electronic components that emerged from our years-long development of quartz watches are now widely used in smartphones, cars, digital appliances, and industrial equipment. For example, rechargeable batteries and capacitors play a vital role in communications as the backup power supply for the memory and clock functions of digital equipment. Our quartz crystals and quartz oscillator ICs generate reference signals to synchronize multiple electronic components, while our infrared sensor modules are key components in security devices and home appliances as well as in contactless thermometers. All these components were created through our long history of innovation.
Precision Parts & Machines
We supply high-precision parts that are used in components for automobiles, hard disk drives, and miniature ball bearings. The machine tools that we have produced for bearing makers, automotive parts makers, and many other types of manufacturers are proving their worth daily in high-precision manufacturing.
Our thermal printers are compact, extremely quiet, and easy to maintain. Because of these features, they are widely used in devices such as POS cash registers and other kinds of payment terminals, medical equipment, and measuring instruments. Our inkjet printheads are key components of industrial inkjet printers. They contribute greatly to improved productivity and higher-quality printing for products such as advertising billboards, building materials, and textiles, among many others.
Systems Solutions Domain
We provide social innovation through one-stop ICT solutions to achieve sustainable growth.
The Seiko Group offers sustainable value in response to customer needs, thus contributing to increased social value as well as providing greater value for our customers.
To meet our customers’ increasingly complex needs in this age of digital transformation, we provide optimal one-stop systems solutions, from consultation to system construction and operation management. We support the transformation of each customer’s business model based on the customer’s point of view.
By providing services such as time stamp certification, digital signatures, electronic contracts, and identity authentication solutions to secure the veracity of electronic data, we contribute to making electronic transactions safe and secure. This resolves security issues involved with work-at-home and other types of telework as well as the ongoing “digital shift” underway in many businesses.
X-Tech (Cross Tech) solutions
By providing a wide range of solutions, including one-stop support for transactions, from terminals to support center services, as well as ordering systems and more, we promote the digitization and cashless operation of our customers’ businesses and achieve greater user satisfaction.
We provide network communications and mobile solutions to support our customers’ business infrastructures, including high-speed data transmission, high-precision time synchronization, and financial EDI. In this way, we are helping to promote the realization of an IoT society, contributing to more efficient operations, and helping to solve the problem of labor shortages.
Digital performance management solutions
In response to the growing trend to increase companies’ competitive advantages through digitalization, we provide support for increasingly complex digital business processes. In doing so, we contribute to the stable provision of services and improved user experience, which leads to greater customer satisfaction and increasing corporate value.
We provide IoT platforms that leverage the combined power of sensor-based technologies, wireless communication units that enable low-power, wide-area communication, IoT-sensing devices, and more.
Our popular eyewear boasts a history of over 90 years. As one of the few companies in the world that deals in both lenses and frames, we offer a wide range of optical products that provide both highest-quality vision correction and maximum customer satisfaction.
Since 1997, when we launched the world's first custom-made bifocal lenses, we have been committed to developing lenses that are ideally suited to each individual customer. In addition, we constantly strive to make eyeglass frames that offer outstanding quality, superb design, and exceptional comfort. Our broad product line-up makes it easy to find just the right eyewear to create precisely the look that a customer desires.