Celebrating Yokogawa Globally and Locally

On September 1, 2023, Yokogawa celebrates 108 years as a global technology leader! Our history dates back to 1915 when Tamisuke Yokogawa, Ichiro Yokogawa, and Shin Aoki established an electric meter research institute in Shibuya, Tokyo. A few years later, in 1920, this organization was incorporated as Yokogawa Electric Works Ltd. Since then, Yokogawa has grown exponentially to over 17,000 employees (about the seating capacity of Madison Square Garden), over 100 affiliates and subsidiaries, and operations in 60 countries. Our worldwide presence keeps us focused on our goal of measuring and connecting to fulfill our responsibilities to our planet.

We are excited as we look ahead to the future and reflect on the intrepid efforts that brought us to our 108th birthday! Along the way, we have many accomplishments to be proud of, including opening our North American headquarters in October 1957. In 1980, Yokogawa Corporation of America opened its first local manufacturing facility in Newnan, GA, for product manufacturing, modification, customization, and full-service calibration of products. Yokogawa continued to expand in the following years with offices opening in Canada and Mexico, and several businesses integrated and acquired to provide our customers with all aspects of analyzer system integration. The company’s commitment to meeting growing regional demand for its state-of-the-art measurement, control, and information products and services saw the opening of four new technology service centers across the U.S, including Utah (Salt Lake City), Texas (The Woodlands), Louisiana (Baton Rouge), and Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).

In the coming weeks, we will celebrate these milestones with enthusiasm and gratitude for the dedication and hard work of all Yokogawa employees over the years.

For more than a century, Yokogawa has remained a leader in technology and innovation. Accolades include many “world firsts” including the development of Japan's first electronic recorder (1950), the introduction of the world’s first distributed control system – CENTUM (1975), and being the main automation contractor for Shell’s Holland Hydrogen I plant in Rotterdam (2022) - just to name a few. It is with this rich history powering us forward that we remain intensely focused on increased sustainability, developing innovative technology solutions, and delivering customer-centric service at every engagement.

We are grateful to our employees for their unwavering commitment to delivering on our promises and to our customers, vendors, business reps, and suppliers for their trust and continued partnership!

Here’s to another century of co-innovating tomorrow!