How OMRON Got Its Name
On January 1, 1990 OMRON changed its name from OMRON Tateisi Electronics Co. to OMRON Corporation
The origins of the word "OMRON" can be found in Kyoto. Looking for a soft, elegant name for one of his products, a curling iron aimed at women, Mr. Tateisi found inspiration in Omuro, the district where he first set up shop. He released the curling iron under the name "OMRON," which would be changed to "OMRON" in 1958, when Mr. Tateisi began to market control equipment internationally. Pronounced almost the same way in every language, the word "OMRON" has become synonymous with unparalleled quality throughout the world. Retaining the tradition and artistic spirit that permeates the Omuro district, the company name symbolizes a corporate culture that is eager to add new chapters to its proud history of innovation and creativity.
Ninna-ji Temple in Kyoto
Omuro was originally another name for Kyoto's Ninna-ji Temple, which is renown for the exquisite cherry blossoms that can be seen from within its confines. As time passed, the whole district encompassing Ninna-ji came to be known as "Omuro."