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Azbil Corporation strengthens businesses in the Asia Pacific with a focus on the UN’s SDGs

The azbil Group aims to achieve a sustainable society through human-centered automation.

Leading automation solutions provider, Azbil Corporation, continues to pursue industry growth and the achievement of a sustainable society globally guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Addressing customers’ needs, whilst maintaining socially-responsible and environment-friendly business practices, requires a need for balance—and the company integrates these factors together in its business. Azbil sees the potential for long- term development from the increasing demand for automation technologies to address social issues and achieve sustained growth.

Formerly known as Yamatake Corporation, Azbil stays true to its philosophy of “human- centered automation” that promotes collaboration between humans and machines. It recognises the irreplaceable value of human ingenuity and the efficiency of applying automation technology in the industry and so it works to contribute to people’s safety, comfort and fulfilment, and global environmental preservation.

The azbil Group’s business segments in Building Automation, Advanced Automation, and Life Automation provide customers with its unique value in offices, production sites, and everyday life. The group works in various industries, offering high-quality control systems and products that help businesses improve productivity, safety, profitability, and environmental compliance.

“We aim to continue expanding our share in the Asian market by demonstrating unique capabilities and implementing measures customised to each country’s business environment and infrastructure,” said Mr. Takayuki Yokota, Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, CFO and in charge of international business at Azbil Corporation.

Azbil has been expanding its global operations with the aim of developing them into another engine for business growth. The group currently has sales and service operations in 23 countries, adopting new dialogue with stakeholders and digital content like social media, product presentations, webinars, digital exhibitions, virtual tours, and video conference from their showroom in Singapore. This allows Azbil to communicate consistently with stake- holders across regions to share the group’s new technologies, products, and services.

Its distinctive solutions in three growth fields—new automation, environment and energy and life-cycle solutions—share a common foundation of automation technology to achieve and continue sustainable growth. These enable continuous improvements to the quality of space and productivity in the customers’ assets, as well as improvements in energy usage.

“We are targeting to effectively reduce CO2 emissions at customers’ sites and decrease greenhouse gases from our business activities across the entire supply chain whilst using natural resources effectively to preserve the Earth’s environment,” said Mr. Yokota.

This commitment can be seen in their projects, particularly a demonstration project in Indonesia where Azbil installed its advanced control technology in the existing control system. This achieved a coordinated control of multiple power plants resulting in greatly improved efficiency. This low-carbon technology has also successfully reduced approximately 35,000 tons of CO2 emissions in 10 months at a refinery unit for one of Indonesia’s large gas and oil companies and cut power plants energy usage by approximately 4% leading to a savings of approximately ¥300m (S$3.56m).

“The needs of customers and society are evolving worldwide — with demands for high quality, safety, remote access, and global decarbonisation,” said Mr. Yokota.

“We will continue to strengthen our product and service development capabilities and technological innovation strategies to meet customers’ needs and create new value through automation. We will also build greater connections as well as opening up business opportunities in new markets and business fields not only in the Asia Pacific region but around the world,” he concluded.

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