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Message from Management

In pursuit of “human-centered automation,” our aim is to be a corporate group that solves a wide range of problems to contribute to the development of a sustainable society.

Hirozumi Sone, Representative Director, Executive Chairperson(left)
Kiyohiro Yamamoto, Representative Director, President and Group Chief Executive Officer

Since our establishment in 1906, we have pursued measurement and control technologies, delivering unique solutions to our customers. In April 2012, we changed our company name from Yamatake Corporation to Azbil Corporation, making the azbil brand familiar to many people. Today, the azbil Group provides unique levels of customer-oriented value in offices, production sites, and daily life all over the world through its three business segments: Building Automation, Advanced Automation, and Life Automation.

In the current fiscal year (2020), we have revised our management structure. We face various challenges in the business environment that demand our response, such as ongoing globalization, the fulfillment of our responsibilities for the sustainable development of society, technological innovation, falling birthrate, aging population, the implementation of “work style reform,” and climate change. We view these challenges as opportunities to expand the azbil Group’s business and further our strategic initiatives for global development and the accelerated growth of our business fields.

We are determined to make every effort to ensure the achievement of our goals by being a long-term partner for our customers and the community by offering solutions based on our technologies and products; by taking global operations to the next level through expansion into new regions and a qualitative change of focus; and by being a corporate organization that never stops learning, so that it can continuously grow stronger. Taking inspiration from our slogan “Going Beyond Automation,” we are using advanced technology such as AI to continually provide new products and services that contribute to the safety, productivity, and value enhancement of production sites where such technology is used, and we are expanding our business by solving environmental and energy-related problems in buildings and in the local community using that same technology. Through these efforts as well as strengthening our business and corporate foundations, we are also working on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are consistent with our Group philosophy, with the aim of being a corporate group that contributes to the sustainable development of society.