Group History

Yamatake's founder-Yamaguchi Takehiko

First successful manufacture of regulating valves in Japan

Distributed control system jointly developed with Honeywell

Electromagnetic flowmeter, incorporating an original square-wave excitation method, the world’s first

Development of total building management system

Launch of comprehensive building management system with remote monitoring

Development of the world’s most advanced control valve

Two-way motorized valve with integrated actuator for airconditining

Small-scale open instrumentation automation system

Mass flow meters incorporating an Azbil-developed MEM Sflow sensor

1906 Yamatake Shokai Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Trading Co., Ltd.) is founded by Yamaguchi Takehiko; begins import and sales of machine tools and other instruments from the U.S. and Europe.
1942 Yamatake Kogyo Co., Ltd. is spun off from Yamatake Shokai.

Yamatake Shokai is established as a separate company.
1949 Yamatake Keiki Co., Ltd. is established as a secondary company of Yamatake Kogyo.
1952 Technical license agreement is signed with Honeywell Inc. (presently Honeywell International Inc.) of the U.S.
1953 Yamatake (presently Azbil Corporation) forms an equity-based alliance with Honeywell (presently Honeywell International Inc.) of the U.S. (50% share)
1956 Corporate name is changed to Yamatake-Honeywell Keiki Co., Ltd.
1961 Fujisawa Factory (presently Fujisawa Technology Center) is constructed.

Yamatake-Honeywell stock is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1963 Yamatake Engineering Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Corporation) is established.

Yamatake Keiso Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Corporation) is established.
1966 Corporate name changes to Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Corporation)

Yamatake Precision Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Corporation) is established.
1969 Yamatake-Honeywell (presently Azbil Corporation) is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Yamatake Components Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Corporation) is established.
1972 Samukawa Factory (presently Shonan Factory) is constructed.
1973 Isehara Factory is constructed.
1974 Yamatake (presently Azbil Corporation) establishes and invests in Taishin Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Taishin Co., Ltd.).
1987 Just-in-time Upgrade Manufacturing Process (JUMP) is adopted.
1990 Honeywell's stake in Yamatake-Honeywell (presently Azbil Corporation) is reduced from 50% to 24.15%; and Strategic Alliance Agreement is signed.
1992 Yamatake Techno-Systems Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Corporation) is established.
1994 Yamatake Environmental Engineering (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Control Solution (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.) are established in China.

Dalian Yamatake Control Instruments Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Control Instruments (Dalian) Co., Ltd.) is established in China.
1995 Yamatake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil (Thailand) Co., Ltd. ) is established in Bangkok.

Shanghai Yamatake Jinshan Control Instruments Co., Ltd. (presently Shanghai Azbil Automation Co., Ltd.) is established.
1996 Yamatake America Inc. (presently Azbil North America, Inc.) is established in Phoenix, Arizona.
Yamatake Philippines, Inc. (presently Azbil Philippines Corporation.) is established in Manila.
1997 PT. Yamatake Berca Indonesia (presently PT. Azbil Berca Indonesia) is established in Jakarta.
1998 Yamatake Friendly Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Friendly Co., Ltd.) is established.

Yamatake Controls Singapore Pte. Ltd. (presently Azbil Singapore Pte. Ltd.) is established

The Yamatake Group (presently the azbil Group) is reorganized. Yamatake-Honeywell changes its name to Yamatake Corporation (presently Azbil Corporation). Yamatake Keiso and Yamatake Engineering are renamed Yamatake Building Systems Co., Ltd. and Yamatake Industrial Systems Co., Ltd., respectively.
1999 Yamatake Korea Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Korea Co., Ltd.) is established in Seoul.

Yamatake Automation (M) Sdn. Bhd. (presently Azbil Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) is established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Yamatake Building Systems (presently Azbil Corporation) establishes Yamatake Care-Net Co., Ltd. (presently ALSOK Care & Support Co., Ltd.).
2000 Yamatake Taiwan Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Taiwan Co., Ltd.) is established in Taipei.

Yamatake China Limited (presently Azbil Hong Kong Limited) is established in Hong Kong.

Safety Service Center Co., Ltd. (presently ALSOK Care & Support Co., Ltd.) becomes a Group company.

Yamatake Sensing Control, Limited (presently Azbil North America Inc.) is established in the Santa Clala, California, U.S.A
2001 Yamatake Europe NV (presently Azbil Europe NV) is established in Brussels, Belgium.
2002 Yamatake (presently Azbil Corporation) repurchases shares from Honeywell, formally ending the equity relationship between the two companies.
2003 Yamatake Corporation (presently Azbil Corporation), Yamatake Building Systems, and Yamatake Industrial Systems are merged into a single company.
2004 Yamatake Automation Products Shanghai Co., Ltd. is established in China.
2005 Yamatake (presently Azbil Corporation) forms a capital alliance with Tem-Tech Lab.

Kimmon Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Kimmom Co., Ltd.) becomes a Group company.
2006 New Group philosophy and symbol, azbil, are formulated.

Yamatake Information Technology Center (Dalian) Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Information Technology Center (Dalian) co., Ltd.) is established in China.
2008 Yamatake Vietnam Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Vietnam Co., Ltd.) is established in Hanoi.

The Group name is changed to the azbil Group
2009 Yamatake America and Yamatake Sensing Control are merged to form Azbil North America, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona.

In China, Yamatake Environmental Engineering (Shanghai) is renamed Azbil Control Solution (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Yamatake Mizuho Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Kyoto Co., Ltd.) is established.

BioVigilant Systems, Inc. (presently Azbil North America Inc.), headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A, becomes a Group company.
2010 Azbil India Pvt. Ltd. is established in Munbai.

Azbil Brazil Ltd. is established in Sao Paulo.
2012 The names of existing companies in Japan change to include "Azbil."

Yamatake Care-Net Co., Ltd. and Safety Service Center Co., Ltd. merge to become Azbil Care & Support Co., Ltd.

Yamatake Control Products Co., Ltd. merges into Azbil Corporation.

TACO Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil TA Co., Ltd.) becomes a Group company.

VorTek Instruments, LLC (presently Azbil VorTek, LLC) headquartered in Colorado, U.S.A., becomes a Group company.
2013 Telstar, S.A., headquartered in Catalonia, Spain, becomes a Group company.

Azbil Saudi Ltd. is established in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Azbil Production (Thailand) Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand, is established.

Azbil Trading Co., Ltd. and Azbil Royal Controls Co., Ltd. merge to become Azbil Trading Co., Ltd.
2014 Azbil North America Research and Development, Inc. is established in Santa Clala.
2015 Ownership of Azbil Care & Support Co., Ltd. was transferred to SOHGO SECURITY SERVICES CO., LTD.
2016 Azbil Yamatake General Foundation established
2017 Azbil Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. is established in Guanajuato.