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About Yokogawa in CEE


Yokogawa´s global network of 114 companies spans 59 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.7 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food.

The European headquarters of Yokogawa were founded in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1982. Throughout Europe Yokogawa has its own sales, service and engineering operations. This dedicated network has been extended to Central and East Europe to further enhance the coverage and support associated with serving the process control and automation market place.


Highlights of Yokogawa's history

Tamisuke Yokogawa, Doctor of Architectural Engineering, established an electric meter research institute in Shibuya, Tokyo with Ichiro Yokogawa and Shin Aoki.
First to produce and sell electric meters in Japan.
Started research and manufacture of aircraft instruments and flow, temperature, and pressure controllers.
Established Electrofact in the Netherlands.
Signed a technical assistance agreement for industrial instruments with Foxboro, USA.
Established Yokogawa Electric Works, Inc. as North American sales office.
Made a full-scale entry into the industrial analyzer market.
Established Electrofact Gesellschaft m.b.H. in Vienna, Austria.
Established Yokogawa Electric Singapore Pte. Ltd. as Singapore plant.
Established Yokogawa Electric (Europe) B. V. as European sales office.
Released CENTUM, the world's first distributed process control system.
Acquisition of Electrofact.
Formed Yokogawa Hokushin Electric Corp. through merger with Hokushin Electric Works, Ltd.
To further establish the corporate identity, the company name was changed to Yokogawa Electric Corporation and the trademark to
Entered the high- frequency measuring instrument business.
Opening Representative Office in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Opening Representative Office in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Opening Yokogawa Hungary Ltd. in Budapest, Hungary.
Yokogawa Electrofact Gesellschaft m.b.H. changed to Yokogawa GesmbH.
Acquired 100% of Ando Electric's stock.
Established Yokogawa Electric International Pte. Ltd. in Singapore to oversee global industrial automation business.
Opening Yokogawa Sales Offices in Brno and Prague, Czech Republic.
Opening Yokogawa Branch Office in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Transferred the measuring instruments business to Yokogawa Meters & Instruments.
Formed Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation to handle sales, engineering, and services for the Japan industrial automation business.
Opening Yokogawa Branch Office in Belgrad, Serbia.
Announced “Transformation 2017” Mid-term Business Plan.
Acquisition of KBC Advanced Technologies and Industrial Knowledge.