Azbil Corporation announced that it has completed construction at Fujisawa Technology Center, the azbil Group’s central R&D base, of two laboratory buildings, named Building 103 and Building 104, for conducting experiments. By doing so, Azbil has enhanced its technological development facilities for accelerating R&D of advanced system solutions and devices for the Azbil Group’s next stage of growth.
The Azbil Group recognizes that in this business environment, there is an increase in the role of automation and the opportunities for its use in resolving social issues and meeting customer’s needs such as decarbonization, securing safety amid increased COVID-19 infections, decreasing labor force, aging infrastructure. Against this backdrop, the Group has established long-term targets for contributing “in series” to a sustainable society, balancing both corporate growth and contributions to society’s sustainability.
The new buildings will help further boost development of advanced system solutions that use cloud computing and AI, as well as in high-performance, high-precision devices. For expanding business based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors, there will also be development facilities for those sensors as well as a measurement standards laboratory for supporting the Azbil Group’s measurement capabilities. The new laboratory buildings will provide a new environment for development and advanced facilities for experimentation, enabling more efficient R&D activities as well as driving advanced technological development. As the Azbil Group’s main global R&D base, the center aims to be a place to experience the world’s latest automation technology and will serve as a space to create new value together with customers.
Building 103’s work areas are laid out to strike a balance between fostering concentration and enabling work at a more leisurely pace, the latter of which can be accomplished at a café-style area that reflects current workstyles.
Building 104 is equipped with facilities for measurement standardization and for development of MEMS sensors, a key component of Azbil’s sensing technology. Azbil aims to maintain and improve competitiveness of its MEMS sensors through its accumulated proprietary underlying technology, process technology, and development and production expertise.
The new calibration office, which will start operations in September, will contribute to business operations by strengthening Azbil’s calibration capabilities based on the motto of “accurate measurement.” The office brings together current construction technology and Azbil’s expertise in building HVAC technology and measurement.
The new buildings have received the certification of WELL Health-Safety Rating from WELL Building Standard®, which is a system for evaluating buildings focused on the health and comfort of people. Both buildings were recognized for management and operation plans that takes occupant wellness into account.
About Azbil Corporation
Azbil Corporation, formerly known as Yamatake Corporation, is a leading company in building and industrial automation, using its measurement and control technologies to provide customers with high value-added solutions to make their operations more efficient and sustainable. Founded in 1906, Azbil serves customers across the globe in a broad range of industries and aims to contribute to people's safety, comfort and fulfilment, and global environmental preservation. At the end of March 2022, Azbil employed over 10,000 people worldwide and generated 256 billion yen in revenue.