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Message from Management

Through the pursuit of “human-centered automation,” we aim to become a corporate group that contributes to the sustainable development of society.

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

Since our foundation 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 to Azbil Corporation. Today, the azbil Group is aiming to provide customers with its unique value in offices, production sites, and daily lives all over the world through its three business segments: Building Automation, Advanced Automation, and Life Automation.

Since 2020, the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting global economic slowdown have created challenging conditions for the Group. However, in the medium to long term, we believe that automation will take on a greater role. These issues include changes in the business environment such as progressing globalization and fulfilling our responsibility to contribute to the sustainable growth of society, technological innovation, Japan’s aging society, progressing work style reforms, the response to climate change, remote work as a result of the spread of COVID-19, and business continuity planning (BCP). We believe that our response to these issues will further expand the business areas that automation can support. We see these changes as business opportunities for the azbil Group and plan to advance further both our global development and initiatives in our business fields and to accelerate growth.

We plan to promote initiatives toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are compatible with our Group philosophy. To this end, we will further provide new products and services that contribute to the safety, productivity, and value enhancement of production sites by using advanced technologies such as AI and various sensing technologies and expand our business by solving environmental energy-related problems in buildings and in the local community, while strengthening our business and corporate foundations. Through the pursuit of “human-centered automation,” we aim to become a corporate group that contributes to the sustainable development of society.