On May 10 Omron celebrated its 80th anniversary. On behalf of all of the staff at Omron I would like to thank our customers, business partners, shareholders, affiliated companies, and the communities around the world in which we operate for their support and patronage over the years, without which we would not of course have been able to reach this milestone.
The world we live in today is very different to how it was in 1933 when Omron was founded. Since then the world’s population has grown from approximately 2 billion to more than 7 billion today. On an inflation-adjusted basis global per capita GDP has quadrupled, and average life expectancy has almost doubled. Cars were still a rarity in most countries in 1933, but the number of cars now exceeds 1 billion.
This rapid global transformation has led to a growing awareness of the importance of protecting our global environment, and companies are now increasingly expected to make substantive contributions to the creation of a sustainable global society.
While the world rapidly transformed over the last 80 years Omron also grew and developed. Omron’s staff focused on doing their best to meet newly emerging needs and contribute to the healthy and sustainable development of global society through continual innovation, creating increasingly advanced automation technologies such as Japan’s first micro switch, the world’s first contactless proximity switch, the world’s first online cash dispenser, and automatic train station ticket gates and automatic digital blood pressure monitors.
Omron has grown by leaps and bounds and is now a global leader in the field of automation with over 35,000 full-time employees working in over 35 countries around the world. Beginning with our first product in 1933 – a high-precision x-ray timer – Omron has carried out constant technological innovation in an increasingly diverse range of automation-related fields now creating for example, industrial control equipment, factory automation systems, electronic components, auto electrical components, transport infrastructure, healthcare devices and services, environmental solutions and related devices, embedded systems, and computer peripherals.
What has driven us to devote ourselves over the years to such tireless technological innovation is the strong determination of all Omron staff to work for the benefit of society expressed in our corporate motto: “at work for a better life, a better world for all.”
The spirit of innovation of Omron’s founder is passed down to each new generation of staff and it is a source of pride for us all. We will continue to strive as leaders in the field of automation to remain acutely aware of the needs of global society as they arise, and move to meet those needs as rapidly as possible through the creation of ever more advanced automation devices and solutions.
We will continue to do everything in our power to live up to your expectations of Omron and the trust that is placed in us.
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