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1906 Yamatake Shokai Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake & Co., Ltd.) is founded by Yamaguchi Takehiko; begins import and sales of machine tools and other instruments from the U.S. and Europe. Photo of Takehiko Yamaguchi
Takehiko Yamaguchi

Photo of 1933
1933 First Control Valve manufactured in Japan.

Photo of 1963
1963 Queen Elizabeth views Currentronik installation.

Photo of 1963
1963 Currentronik
1942 Yamatake Kogyo Co., Ltd. is spun off from Yamatake Shokai.

Yamatake Shokai is established as a separate company.
1952 Technical license agreement is signed with Honeywell Inc. (presently Honeywell International Inc.) of the U.S.
1953 Yamatake forms an equity-based alliance with Honeywell (presently Honeywell International Inc.) of the U.S. (50% share)
1956 Corporate name is changed to Yamatake-Honeywell Keiki Co., Ltd.
1961 Fujisawa Factory (presently Fujisawa Technology Center) is constructed.

Yamatake-Honeywell stock is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1963 Yamatake Engineering Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Corporation) is established.

Yamatake Keiso, Yamatake Engineering established.
1966 Corporate name changes to Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Corporation)

Yamatake Precision Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Control Product Co., Ltd.) is established.
1969 Yamatake-Honeywell is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Yamatake Components Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Control Products Co., Ltd.) is established.
1972 Samukawa Factory (presently Shonan Factory) is constructed.  
1973 Isehara Factory is constructed.  
1974 Yamatake establishes and invests in Taishin Co., Ltd.  
1987 Just-in-time Upgrade Manufacturing Process (JUMP; presently aJUMP) is adopted.  
1990 Honeywell's stake in Yamatake-Honeywell is reduced from 50% to 24.15%; and Strategic Alliance Agreement is signed.  
1992 Yamatake Techno-Systems Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Corporation) is established.  
1994 Yamatake Environmental Engineering (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (presently Azbil Control Solution (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.) are established in China.

Dalian Yamatake Control Instruments Co., Ltd. is established in China.
1995 Yamatake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is established in Bangkok.

Shanghai Yamatake Jinshan Control Instruments Co., Ltd. (presently Shanghai Yamatake Automation Co., Ltd.) is established.
1996 Yamatake America Inc. (presently Azbil North America, Inc.) is established in Phoenix, Arizona.

Yamatake Philippines, Inc. established
1997 PT. Yamatake Berca Indonesia is established in Jakarta.  
1998 Yamatake Friendly Co., Ltd. is established.

Yamatake Controls Singapore Pte. Ltd. established.

The Yamatake Group (presently the azbil Group) is reorganized. Yamatake-Honeywell changes its name to Yamatake Corporation. Yamatake Keiso and Yamatake Engineering are renamed Yamatake Building Systems Co., Ltd. and Yamatake Industrial Systems Co., Ltd., respectively.
1999 Yamatake Korea Co., Ltd. is established in Seoul.

Yamatake Automation (M) Sdn. Bhd. is established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Yamatake Building Systems (presently Yamatake Corporation) establishes Yamatake Care-Net Co., Ltd.
2000 Yamatake Taiwan Co., Ltd. is established in Taipei.

Yamatake China Limited is established in Hong Kong.

Safety Service Center Co., Ltd. becomes a Group company.

Yamatake Combustion Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (presently Yamatake Environmental Control Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.) is established.
2001 Yamatake Sensing Control, Limited (presently Azbil North America Inc.) is established in the Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.

Yamatake Europe N.V. established in Brussels, Belgium.
2002 Yamatake Expert Services Co., Ltd. is established.

Yamatake repurchases shares from Honeywell, formally ending the equity relationship between the two companies.
2003 Yamatake Corporation, Yamatake Building Systems, and Yamatake Industrial Systems are merged into a single company.

SecurityFriday Co., Ltd. is established.
2004 Yamatake Automation Products Shanghai Co., Ltd. is established in China.  
2005 Yamatake forms a capital alliance with Tem-Tech Lab.

Kimmon Manufacturing Co., Ltd. becomes a Group company.
2006 New Group philosophy and symbol, azbil, are formulated.

Royal Controls Co., Ltd. becomes a Group company.

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2007 Yamatake Information Technology Center (Dalian) Co., Ltd. is established in China.  
2008 Yamatake Vietnam Co., Ltd. is established in Hanoi.

The Group name is changed to the azbil Group
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 Mizuho Co., Ltd. is established.

* The Yamatake Group changed its name to tha azbil Group.