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Azbil Corporation Sets up a New Manufacturing Company in Thailand



  Azbil Corporation Sets up a New Manufacturing Company in Thailand

  - Azbil will also strengthen its production structure in Dalian, China and
                accelerate global production reorganization -

Business Wire

TOKYO -- February 28, 2013

Azbil Corporation (TOKYO:6845) has announced that to establish
globally-optimized logistics and reorganize its production structure to
strengthen technical response capabilities according to regional
characteristics, it has established a manufacturing subsidiary, Azbil
Production (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in Thailand on Feb. 20, 2013 and completed
its registration. This subsidiary will join the main manufacturing sites of
the azbil Group, which are located in Japan, China, and Saudi Arabia, to build
up the group's structure to provide design, production, and engineering
service near the customers' sites which are expanding globally.

Azbil Production (Thailand) was established in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate
in Chonburi, Thailand for the manufacture of digital indicating controllers
for Industrial Automation and Building Automation. In order to promptly begin
operation after the company's establishment, Azbil Production (Thailand) is
renting the site and building as the first step, and is scheduled to commence
operation in the summer of 2013. It will start operation with about 50
employees, on a rented site area of approx. 2,500m^2 and factory floor area of
approx. 1,300 m^2. The production amount is forecast to be 200 to 300 million
yen in the first year and several billion yen in three years.

Simultaneously Azbil will review its production structure in China. Azbil
Control Instruments (Dalian) Co., Ltd. in Dalian will strengthen its design
function, as well as accelerate competitive procurement to reduce material
costs and other costs. Moreover, it will broaden manufacturing items of
industrial and HVAC control valves, positioners, limit switches, etc.

While reorganizing production structures in Thailand and China, Azbil will
reorganize its production structure in Japan. Its Hadano Factory in Kanagawa
will stop production by fall 2013, and its functions will be transferred and
consolidated to other domestic factories and overseas factories, etc.

Azbil Corporation

Founded in 1906. Azbil Corporation pursues "human-centered automation," which
aims to contribute to people's safety, comfort and fulfillment and also to
global environmental preservation. In April 2012, Azbil Corporation has
changed its name from Yamatake Corporation.

Contact:

Azbil Corporation
Masayoshi Kogai/Atsuko Kawaguchi, +81-3-6810-1006
Public Relations Section
Corporate Planning Dept.
publicity@azbil.com
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