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Company History

1906
  • Yamatake Shokai is established by Yamaguchi Takehiko.
Photo of Takehiko Yamaguchi
Takehiko Yamaguchi
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1933 First Control Valve manufactured in Japan.


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1963 Currentronik
1920
  • Brown Instruments imports start.
1942
  • Yamatake Kogyo spins off from Yamatake Shokai
1952
  • Technical license agreement signed with Honeywell.
1956
  • Corporate name changed to Yamatake-Honeywell Keiki Co., Ltd.
1961
  • Yamatake-Honeywell stock listed on Tokyo stock exchange.
1963
  • 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.
1973
  • Technical transfer signed with India's Instrumentation Limited for control valves
1978
  • Management/union sign Joint Declaration for Productivity
  • Savemation replaces First in Control as the company catchphrase
1985
  • Yamatake and Vidhayakom Co., Ltd. hold joint investment agreement and established VKV Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
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1985 Hold joint investment agreement with Vidhayakom Co., Ltd.
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.
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1991 Receive plaque in honor of contributing to control valve engineering from TPA.
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.
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1993 Petroleum Authority of Thailand Chairman Dr.Sippanonda Ketudat(left) with Yamatake Chairman Haruo Okinobu during Bangkok office opening party.
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, 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.
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1995
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) receives a license of a consultant of Energy Improvement & Saving in the factory automation from Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment.
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1996 Thai Oil Co., Ltd. Head Instrument Engineer Sophon Trirutana speaks during Rayong Service Center opening party.
1997
  • Yamatake 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 established.
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1997 Receive license of Energy improvement & Saving consultant from Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment.
1998
  • Yamatake (Thailand) Sriracha Service Center opens.
  • Yamatake Controls 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. established.
  • Yamatake Automation (M) 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. established.
  • joint venture SICAL Yamatake Ltd. founded in India.
  • Yamatake China Limited established.
  • Yamatake Combustion Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. established.
  • Yamatake Sensing Control, Limited established in the U.S.
2001
  • Yamatake Europe N.V. 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.
2005
  • Yamatake Thailand commemorates the 10th Anniversary of foundation in Thailand.
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2005 Former MD of Yamatake Thailand. Kenji Mochimaru Presents donation to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for Tsunami Aid.
2006
  • Yamatake Corporation commemorates the 100th Anniversary of foundation.
  • Yamatake Thailand receives "Quality Management System Certificate, ISO 9001:2000" certified by JQA.
  • Formulated new Group philosophy and symbol:azbil* Logo.
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  • azbil logo
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2006 Thai Trade Representative, Prachuab Chaiyasan (Left), and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus in Bangkok, Chirayudh Vasuratna (Middle) attended 10th Anniversary Party.
2007
  • Yamatake Information Technology Center (Dalian) Co., Ltd. established
  • Yamatake (Thailand) expanded its Rayong Branch, combining Rayong office and CV maintenance center.
2008
  • Yamatake Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam Hanoi) established
  • The Group name changes to the azbil Group
  • Yamatake (Thailand) opens a branch office in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate (Chonburi).

History2009 ISO9001_2008
2009 Mr. Teramoto (right) former MD of Azbil (Thailand) Co., Ltd. receives

ISO 9001 : 2008 Certificate from President of TQA Limited. (Cooperative company of JQA in Thailand), Mr.Kosaka (left).


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2012 “Quality Management System Certificate, ISO 9001:2008”


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2013 “National Standard Traceability in calibration field instrument and control product ,ISO/IEC 17025:2005 No.0225”

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(Thailand) changed its name to Azbil (Thailand).
  • Yamatake Mizuho Co., Ltd. is established.
  • Azbil (Thailand) receives "Quality Management System Certificate, ISO9001:2008" certified by JQA.
2010
  • Azbil (Thailand) commemorates the 15 th Anniversary of foundation in Thailand.
2012
  • The names of existing companies in Japan change to include “Azbil Corporation”.
2013
  • Azbil (Thailand) Co., Ltd. receives “National Standard Traceability in calibration field instrument and control product ,ISO/IEC 17025:2005 No.0225” Certified by Thai Industrial Standard Institute (TISi)