Corporate History

Our history since 1915

1915 Tamisuke Yokogawa, Doctor of Architectural Engineering, established an electric meter research institute in Shibuya, Tokyo with Ichiro Yokogawa and Shin Aoki
1917 First to produce and sell electric meters in Japan
1920 Incorporated as Yokogawa Electric Works Ltd.
1933 Started research and manufacture of aircraft instruments and flow, temperature, and pressure controllers
1948 Made public offering of the Company's stock
1950 Developed Japan's first electronic recorder
1955 Signed a technical assistance agreement for industrial instruments with Foxboro, USA
1957 Established Yokogawa Electric Works, Inc. as North American sales office
1964 Made a full-scale entry into the industrial analyzer market
1969 Developed and started manu-facture and sale of vortex flowmeter
1974 Established Yokogawa Electric Singapore Pte. Ltd. as Singapore plant
Established Yokogawa Electric (Europe) B. V. as European sales office
1975 Released CENTUM, the world's first distributed process control system
1983 Formed Yokogawa Hokushin Electric Corp. through merger with Hokushin Electric Works, Ltd.
1985 Established Xiyi Yokogawa Co., Ltd. in Xian, China, jointly with Xian Instruments Factory
1986 To further establish the corporate identity, the company name was changed to Yokogawa Electric Corporation and the  YEW trademark to YOKOGAWA
1988 Entered the high- frequency measuring instrument business
1990 Established Yokogawa Middle East E.C. in Bahrain
1996 Released confocal scanner and entered biotechnology business
2002 Acquired 100% of Ando Electric's stock
2008 Entered the drug discovery support market with a new bio test system
2010 Transferred the measuring instruments business to Yokogawa Meters & Instruments
2013 Formed Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation to handle sales, engineering, and services for the Japan industrial automation business
2016 Acquired KBC Advanced Technologies plc
2024 Announced "Growth for Sustainability 2028" medium-term business plan