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Company History


1906
  • Yamatake Shokai Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake & Co., Ltd.) is founded by Yamaguchi Takehiko; begins import and sales of machine tools and other instruments from the U.S. and Europe.
Photo of Takehiko Yamaguchi
Takehiko Yamaguchi

Photo of 1933
1933 First Control Valve manufactured in Japan.

Photo of 1963
1963 Queen Elizabeth views Currentronik installation.

Photo of 1963
1963 Currentronik
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 forms an equity-based alliance with Honeywell (presently Honeywell International Inc.) of the U.S. (50% share)
1956
  • Corporate name 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 Yamatake Corporation) is established.

  • Yamatake Keiso Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Corporation) is established.
1966
  • Corporate name change to Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd. (pipresently Yamatake Corporation)
  • Yamatake Precision Co., Ltd. (pipresently Yamatake Control Product Co., Ltd.) is establishe.
1969
  • Yamatake-Honeywell is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Yamatake Components Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Control Products Co., Ltd.) is established.
 
1972
  • Samukawa Factory (presently Shonan Factory) is constructed.
 
1973
  • Isehara Factory is constructed.
 
1974
  • Yamatake establishes and invests in Taishin Co., Ltd.
 
1987
  • Just-in-time Upgrade Manufacturing Process (JUMP; presently aJUMP) is adopted.
 
1990
  • Honeywell's stake in Yamatake-Honeywell is reduced from 50% to 24.15%; and Strategic Alliance Agreement is signed.
 
1992
  • Yamatake Techno-Systems Co., Ltd. (pipresently Yamatake 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. (pipresently Shanghai Yamatake Automation Co., Ltd.) is established.
 
1996
  • Yamatake America Inc. (presently Azbil North America, Inc.) is established in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
1997
  • Yamatake Philippines, Inc. (presently Azbil Philippines Corporation.) is established in Manila.
  • PT. Yamatake Berca Indonesia (presently PT. Azbil Berca Indonesia) is established in Jakarta.
 
1998
  • Yamatake 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. 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 Yamatake Corporation) establishes Yamatake Care-Net 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 Solutions Center Co., Ltd. becomes a Group company.
  • YYamatake Combustion Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (pipresently Yamatake Environmental Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.) is established.
 
2001
  • Yamatake Sensing Control, Limited (pipresently Azbil North America Inc.) is established in the Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
  • Yamatake Europe NV (presently Azbil Europe NV) is established in Brussels, Belgium.
 
2002
  • Yamatake Expert Solutionss Co., Ltd. is established.
  • Yamatake repurchases shares from Honeywell, formally ending the equity relationship between the two companies..
 
2003
  • Yamatake Corporation, Yamatake Building Systems, and Yamatake Industrial Systems are merged into a single company.
  • SecurityFriday Co., Ltd. is established.
 
2004
  • Yamatake Automation Products Shanghai Co., Ltd. is established in China.
 
2005
  • Yamatake forms a capital alliance with Tem-Tech Lab.
  • Kimmon Manufacturing Co., Ltd. becomes a Group company.
 
2006
  • New Group philosophy and symbol, azbil, are formulated.
  • Royal Controls Co., Ltd. becomes a Group company
2007
  • 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. is established.
2010
  • azbil India Pvt. Ltd. Established (February)

* The Yamatake Group changed its name to tha azbil Group.


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