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With its headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation.
Established in 1933 and currently headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron now has more than 37,000 employees in 36 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components industries and healthcare. The company has head offices in Japan (Kyoto), Asia Pacific (Singapore), China (Hong Kong), Europe (Amsterdam) and US (Chicago). With annual sales over $7 billion, Omron was ranked number 521 on Industry Week's 2008 IW1000 World's Largest Manufacturers.
From selling trouser presses to...
It was the year 1930 when Kazuma Tateisi, founder of Omron Corporation, first started his business of manufacturing and selling trouser presses in Kyoto. From the beginning, he faced sluggish sales and excess stock. In an attempt to overcome financial difficulties, he worked on promoting its sales. However, this effort did not turn things around. Yet, from this hardship he learned many things, such as the importance of developing distribution channels, forging business contracts, implementing product demonstrations and advertising for promotion of sales—all still very important to business today.
...A multi-billion company
After trying his hand at a knife-grinder and trouser press, Tateisi, a brilliant inventor and determined salesman, launched Tateisi Electric Manufacturing Co. in 1933 based on a need by hospitals for faster X-ray timers. The 3-employee factory grew into Omron Corporation, today a US$5.5 billion global leader in sensing and control components with more than 35,000 employees spread out across 36 countries.
“Anticipating social needs and filling them with pioneering technology” best describes the role Omron has played over its 80 year history. Omron has left a string of developments that have revolutionized our lives, including several 'world firsts’: Non-contact proximity switch, automatic traffic signal, ticket vending machine and fully automated train station system, and automatic cancer cell diagnostic equipment. Omron makes significant contributions in a wide variety of fields, including industrial automation, home appliances, office equipment, automobiles, social and financial systems, and healthcare.
Omron applies its core competencies in sensing and control technologies through a variety of operations on a global scale.
Omron Automation & Safety follows Omron Corporation's mission and corporate principles to help our customers realize innovation in the industrial automation domain.
SINIC Theory: Seed-Innovation to Need-Impetus Cyclic Evolution
Developed by Omron's founder, Dr. Kazuma Tateisi, and presented at the 1970 International Future Research Conference, SINIC theory acts as a compass to align our corporate strategy with society's future needs. According to this theory, science, technology and society share a cyclical relationship, mutually impacting and influencing each other in two distinct ways. In one direction, scientific breakthroughs yield new technologies that help society to advance. In the other direction, social needs spur technological development and expectations for new scientific advancement. Thus, both of these factors affect each other in a cyclical manner, propelling further social evolution.
Omron's Corporate Statement: Sensing tomorrow
Ever since establishment, Omron has sought to promote innovation and benefit society. Anticipating the needs of future generations is the wellspring of our daily inspiration and a way of doing business that is deeply rooted in Omron's corporate DNA. For as long as Omron exists as a company, this will remain our mission.
No matter what challenges the future brings, we will continually develop new solutions to help build a safe and sustainable society where people enjoy peace of mind. Years of experience have taught us that true innovation is impossible if we fear failure or settle for conventional thinking. Working for the benefit of society - with an unwavering dedication to this core value, Omron will apply its unique competencies in sensing and control technology to the realms of safety, security, environmental protection and healthcare in pursuit of a brighter future for all.
Passionate about quality
Quality matters, but we think that being passionate about quality matters even more. And this passion, this total commitment to quality, reinforces everything that we do. Not just in product development and manufacturing, but in systems and support, in delivery and after-sales service, in the speed with which we answer the telephone, and the accuracy with which we fulfill your order.
Our quality assurance system is much more stringent than international norms. We help our customers build zero-defect manufacturing processes that make product recalls and final inspection routines a thing of the past. You will get the same level of quality wherever you or your customers are. And when we work with you, we share our passion for quality, freely passing on all the knowledge and expertise we have gained from our own production lines.
Our Promise is to be a company that...
- Fully understands the kind of problems that can occur on a production line and works together with a customer to solve them
- Remains totally engaged with our customers
- Uses proven methods and steps to provide the solution to each customer's pain points