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Message from Management

In pursuit of “human-centered automation,” our aim is to be a corporate group that contributes 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 founding 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, at production sites, and in daily life all over the world through its three business segments: Building Automation, Advanced Automation, and Life Automation.

The difficult situation of a worldwide slowdown of economic activity due to COVID-19 has continued since last year, but from a medium- to long-term perspective we believe that the role of automation will increase more and more. We face various challenges in the business environment that demand our response, such as ongoing globalization, technological change, falling birthrate, aging population, the implementation of “work style reform,” climate change, and the fulfillment of our responsibility to contribute to the sustainable growth of society. In addition, remote work brought about by COVID-19 and business continuity planning (BCP) will bring about further expansion of business areas that automation should support. 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 areas of business.

We are using advanced technology such as AI and various sensing technology to continually provide new products and services that contribute to the safety, productivity, and value enhancement of production sites, 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 development of a sustainable society through pursuit of “human-centered automation.”