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azbil Group & Company's History


1906
  • Yamatake Shokai is established by Yamaguchi Takehiko.
1920
  • Brown Instruments imports start.
1933
  • First Control valve manufactured in Japan.
1952
  • Technical license agreement signed with Honeywell.
1956
  • Corporate name changed to Yamatake-Honeywell Keiki Co., Ltd. on 50th anniversary.
1961
  • Yamatake-Honeywell stock listed on Tokyo stock exchange.
1963
  • Queen Elizabeth views Currentronik installed in an oil refinery.

  • Pushbutton switch and Currentronik introduced.

  • Yamatake Keiso, Yamatake Engineering established.
1965
  • First Yamatake-Honeywell products exported.
1966
  • Corporate name change to Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd.
  • Yamatake Precision established
1969
  • Yamatake Components established.
1978
  • Corporate Philosophy of "Savemation" employed.
1986
  • "Just-in-Time Upgrade Manufacturing Process" (JUMP) adopted. 80th anniversary celebrated.
1990
  • Honeywell stake in Yamatake-Honeywell reduced from 50% to 24.15% and Strategic Alliance Agreement signed.
  • Yamatake Precision and Yamatake Components merge to form Yamatake Control Products.
1991
  • Yamatake-Honeywell becomes the first Japanese controlcompany to receive ISO 9001 certification.
  • Yamatake-Honeywell receives plaque honoring its contribution to control valve engineering in Thailand from the Technological Promotion Association.
1992
  • Chinese joint venture, SIC Yamatake Software, established.
  • Yamatake Techno-Systems established.
1993
  • Representative offices opened in Thailand(Bangkok) and Indonesia.
  • Singapore Distribution Center jointly established withHoneywell South East Asia.
1994
  • ISO 9001 certification for all factories completed.
  • Yamatake-SIC Building Automation and Yamatake-SIC Control Systems established in China.
1995
  • Dalian Yamatake Control Instruments factory, in Dalian, China,(presently Azbil Control Instruments (Dalian) Co., Ltd.) starts operations.
  • Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd took over VKV Co., Ltd. and established Yamatake (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Yamatake Jinshan Control Instruments Co., Ltd.established in China.
1996
  • YCV Corporation established in Phoenix, AZ in the U.S.A.
  • Yamatake-Honeywell becomes the first Japanese controlcompany to receive ISO 14001 certification.
  • Yamatake (Thailand)(presently Azbil (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) receives a license of a consultant of Energy Improvement & Saving in the factory automation from Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment.
1997
  • Yamatake Philippines, Inc. (presently Azbil Philippines, Inc.) established
  • Yamatake-Honeywell and Honeywell sign business unit agreements replacing the Strategic Alliance agreement.
  • Yamatake (Thailand) opens a branch office and a Control valve maintenance Center in Rayong.
  • Yamatake (Thailand) Auytthaya Service Center opens.
  • PT. Yamatake Berca Indonesia (presently PT. Azbil Berca Indonesia) established.
1998
  • Yamatake (Thailand) Sriracha Service Center opens.
  • Yamatake Controls Singapore Pte. Ltd. (presently Azbil Singapore Pte. Ltd.) established.
  • the Yamatake Group* reorganizes. Yamatake-Honeywell changes its name to Yamatake Corporation. Yamatake Keiso, and Yamatake Engineering are renamed Yamatake Building Systems and Yamatake Industrial Systems respectively.
1999
  • Yamatake Korea Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Korea Co., Ltd.) established.
  • Yamatake Automation (M) Sdn. Bhd. (presently Azbil Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) established in Malaysia.
  • Dalian Yamatake Control Instruments Co., Ltd., in China, receives ISO 9002 certification.
  • Yamatake Corporation Brussels Branch established.
2000
  • Yamatake Corporation acquires Cornerstone Division of Hunt valve Company, Inc. (CVD), in Houston, Texas, for improved access to US ball-type valve market.
  • Yamatake Taiwan Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Taiwan Co., Ltd.) established.
  • joint venture SICAL Yamatake Ltd. founded in India.
  • Yamatake China Limited (presently Azbil Hong Kong Limited) established.
  • Yamatake Combustion Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. established.
  • Yamatake Sensing Control, Limited established in the U.S.
2001
  • Yamatake Europe N.V. (presently Azbil Europe NV) established in Brussels, Belgium.
2002
  • Yamatake Combustion Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. expands and is renamed Yamatake Environmental Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
  • Yamatake Expert Services Co., Ltd. established.
  • Yamatake Corporation repurchases shares from Honeywell, formally ending equity relationship between the two companies.
  • Yamatake-SIC Building Automation expands and is renamed Shanghai Yamatake-SIC Environmental Control Technology Co.,Ltd.
  • YCV relocates to Houston TX, and changes its name to Yamatake America, Inc.
2003
  • Yamatake Corporation, Yamatake Building Systems Co.,Ltd., and Yamatake Industrial Systems Co.,Ltd merge into a single Company.
2004
  • Yamatake Automation products Shanghai Co., Ltd. established
  • Shanghai Yamatake Jinshan Control Instrument Co., Ltd. changes its name to Shanghai Yamatake Automation Co., Ltd.
2006
  • Yamatake Corporation commemorates the 100th Anniversary of foundation.
  • Yamatake created new corporate philosophy and symbol; "azbil" as a new Yamatake Group* Logo.
2007
  • Yamatake Automation (M) receives "Quality Management System Certificate, ISO 9001:2000" certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
2008
  • Yamatake Automation (M) opens Johor Bahru and Kuching Office.
  • Head Office moved to new office at Gardens, Midvally
2010
  • Azbil Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. receives "Quality Management System Certificate, ISO 9001:2008" certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
2012
  • Azbil Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. receives "Quality Management System certificate, ISO 9001:2008" certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
2015
  • Azbil Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. receives "Quality Management System certificate, ISO 9001:2008" certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
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
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Head Office Penang Office
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Right: Penang Office

[ISO 9001:2008]


Left: Head Office
Right: Penang Office


Johor Bahru Office


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


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