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2003 Press Releases-12

Tokyo, Japan - July 15, 2003

Saint Gobain Glass Selects Yokogawa Electric Corporation
for Process Control.

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) announces that it has entered into an agreement with Saint Gobain Glass (Paris, France) to be a global supplier of Process Control Systems for plant automation. The three year non-exclusive agreement applies to all Saint Gobain Glass affiliates with greater than 50 percent ownership. The Yokogawa products and services covered by this new agreement include the CENTUM CS3000 integrated production control system hardware / software.

“Our business relationship with Saint Gobain Glass is being greatly enhanced by this partnership agreement,” said Akira Kohzuki, Senior General Manager of Yokogawa's Major Accounts & Market Development Division. “We believe our process control products can provide Saint Gobain Glass more benefits in cost reduction and in front-end engineering design.”

“This partnership agreement must be an important first step in the improvement of the process automation activities of Saint Gobain Glass,” stated David Godinaud, Data Processing and Automation Manager, International Technical Department, Saint Gobain Glass. “Yokogawa's contribution by providing the most efficient products and full support from their global organization to Saint Gobain Glass's worldwide facilities is strongly anticipated”.

Yokogawa's global support organization, reputation for superior product quality and a proven track record in consistently delivering high-quality engineering services all contribute to Saint Gobain Glass's strategies.

About Saint Gobain Glass

Saint Gobain Group is a global manufacturer and provider of high-technology materials and associated services whose origins go back to the founding of the Royal Mirror Glass Works in 1665. Saint Gobain Group operates in 46 countries and employs 172,000 people. Saint Gobain Glass is a member of Saint Gobain Group. Saint Gobain Glass provides flat glass from 28 factories in 13 countries worldwide. The sales of Saint Gobain Glass in 2002 totaled 1,601 million euros. For more information, visit the website

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa's global network of 19 manufacturing facilities and 89 companies spans 32 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,500 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa.
For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our web site at

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