Azbil North America Establishes Subsidiaries in Mexico
– Expediting the azbil Group’s Business Development in the Americas –

Leon, April 18, 2018:Azbil North America, Inc. (headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona; President: Gary W Johnson), a U.S. subsidiary of the azbil Group, announced today that it has established Azbil Mexico, S. de R. L. de C.V. (hereafter “Azbil Mexico”) and Azbil Mexico Services, S. de R. L. de C.V. (hereafter “Azbil Mexico Services”) as its subsidiaries in order to provide systems and services to automobile and production equipment manufacturers in Mexico. The companies began operations on January 31.

In recent years, the Mexican economy has seen the progressive clustering of manufacturing brought about by the entry of foreign-owned companies into Mexico, especially in the automotive industry, where Japanese automobile and production equipment manufacturers have also increasingly established manufacturing subsidiaries since the free-trade agreement between Japan and Mexico entered into force in 2005.

With these situations as a background, Azbil Mexico has been established as a base for the azbil Group in Guanajuato, where numerous Japanese companies are located. The company provides control systems and factory automation (FA) systems for production lines as well as related services, for the purpose of providing prompt and conscientious services to customers. Led by Azbil North America, the new company aims to achieve annual turnover of 200 million yen for 2019 in Mexico by providing technical assistance for maintenance, etc., and by implementing the business plan designed for the Americas.

Name Azbil Mexico, S. de R.L.de C.V.
Address Leon, Guanajuato
President and CEO Chuck Morgan
Paid-in Capital $130,000 USD
Business Sale of control systems and FA machines, maintenance services, etc.

Name Azbil Mexico Services, S. de R. L. de C.V.
Address Leon, Guanajuato
President and CEO Chuck Morgan
Paid-in Capital $60,000 USD
Business Staffing service providing clerical and technical training as well as maintenance work for Azbil Mexico.

An opening ceremony, held at One Hotel Plaza Antares in Leon on March 16, was attended by Japanese automobile companies who are customers of the azbil Group, and also business partners who assisted in establishing the subsidiaries.

Guided by the azbil Group philosophy of “human-centered automation,” Azbil Corporation is advancing into the global market to deliver value to a wide range of customers, providing safety, comfort, and fulfillment.

* Posted information is accurate as of the date of announcement.