Message from Yoshihito Yamada

Yoshihito Yamada

As we address social issues worldwide, Omron seeks to remain a corporate group that people can depend on.

Omron's goal is to become a corporate group that people can always depend on, and an organization that continues to live up to the high expectations of people around the world. To this end, we remain committed to addressing many issues facing people around the world through our business.

Over the past years since Omron's founding, the world has undergone radical changes. In 1933, the world's population was around 2 billion; today, it exceeds 7 billion. Per capita GDP has increased roughly four times over, and the average lifespan has nearly doubled. In the midst of these rapid changes, Omron has taken on countless challenges, pursuing technological innovation by anticipating social needs and quickly responding to them. By creating new value centered on automation, we have contributed to the sound and sustainable development of society and the improvement in people's lives. As a result, Omron has grown into a global leader in the field of automation, with about 38,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 110 countries.

Omron's underlying philosophy is "Working for the benefit of society." This represents our commitment to coexist and grow in harmony with society. To live up to this philosophy, Omron aims to sustainably improve its corporate value by putting the Omron Principles into practice. Toward this end, all employees will proactively take on new challenges and work together to propel the company forward. We seek to quickly uncover latent social needs around the world and provide products and services that contribute to the sustainable development of society.

In July 2011, we unveiled our new long-term strategy called "Value Generation 2020 (VG2020)," in which we declared our resolve to grow through value creation. The strategy's 10-year period leading up to 2020 is divided into two stages. The first three years, designated the "GLOBE STAGE," involved the establishment of global profit and growth structures. The remaining seven years have been designated the "EARTH STAGE," during which we will spur growth through creation of new value. We will work harder than ever to strengthen our profit and growth structures.

As always, we will promote a management approach designed to boost Omron's corporate value. Please keep an eye on Omron as we continue to grow. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Yoshihito Yamada
President and CEO
OMRON Corporation