OMRON Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

  OMRON Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- May 17, 2013

OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645) (ADR: OMRNY) held its 80^th anniversary
commemoration ceremony on May 10. President Yoshihito Yamada addressed Omron's
global team of 35,000 employees, declaring his resolve to set Omron on a
course to become a true world-leader by the time the company celebrates its
100^th anniversary, in order to be able to contribute more than ever to
communities around the globe. The Omron Global Awards prize-giving ceremony,
broadcast to all Omron Group staff worldwide, was also held as part of the
anniversary commemorations, with five teams winning the gold prize.

President Yoshihito Yamada at Omron's 80th Anniversary commemoration ceremony.
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President Yoshihito Yamada at Omron's 80th Anniversary commemoration ceremony.
(Photo: Business Wire)

As a leader in automation technology, Omron's business activities cover a wide
range of fields, including manufacturing, healthcare, transport
infrastructure, and environmental solutions, and its products and services are
available in more than 110 countries. Since its founding, Omron has tirelessly
pursued technological innovation with the aim of contributing to society
through automation technology. Some of these innovations include fully
automated train station systems, online automatic cash dispensers, and
automatic traffic control signal systems, to name a few. These technologies
are all now indispensable to the daily lives of millions of people.

In his address, President Yamada first expressed his appreciation of the work
of employees past and present, saying, "the fact that we are able to celebrate
this proud day is proof that we have earned the approval of our stakeholders
over the past 80 years. The support we have received from so many people, and
the efforts of all current and former Omron Group staff members are what have
allowed us to reach this milestone. We need to ensure that Omron continues to
be a corporate group that people can depend on – a group that continues to
live up to the high expectations that people around the world have of us."

Overseas employees now make up over two-thirds of Omron Group's workforce. In
order to provide employees with the same shared values to guide them in their
work no matter where they are based, Omron is focusing on instilling Omron's
corporate philosophy in staff worldwide. The Omron Global Awards program is
part of efforts to educate staff about this corporate philosophy, which is
based on the core value of working for the benefit of society.

The Omron Global Awards program is designed to recognize and commend practices
that represent exemplary implementation of aspects of Omron's corporate
philosophy. The program encourages teams of employees to compete with one
another in terms of how well they implement the corporate philosophy in the
projects in which they are involved. 2,481 teams with a total of 20,828
members participated in the program.

In his speech during the awards presentation, President Yamada spoke of how he
decided to launch the Omron Global Awards program based on the hope that each
staff member would realize "that you can achieve more than you ever thought
possible when your day-to-day efforts are based on Omron's core value of
contributing to society. World-leading companies have their own legends handed
down from generation to generation. The same is true for Omron as well. No
extraordinary actions are necessary in becoming the subject of such legends.
All that is required is to continually challenge yourself to do better with
the aim of working for the benefit of society to motivate you."


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the
field of automation. Established in 1933, Omron has more than 35,000 employees
in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in
a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components,
transport infrastructure, healthcare, and the environment. The company has
regional head offices in Singapore (Asia Pacific), Beijing (Greater China),
Amsterdam (Europe, Africa, and the Middle East), Chicago (the Americas),
Gurgaon (India), and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
For more information, visit OMRON's website at

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OMRON Corporation
Arihiro Yokota, +81-75-344-7175
Corporate Communications Department
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