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OMRON Launches Security Solution Business for the Manufacturing Industry Risk consulting joint business with Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. and establish a security solution site in Ayabe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2005

Kyoto - Omron Corporation (TSE: 6645; US: OMRNY), a global leader in automation, sensing and control technologies, announced today that its Social Systems Business Company will officially start the Security Solution Business to strengthen its security business to manufacturing industry customers.

Omron has over 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and providing security products. After the nine-eleven attacks, security needs have rapidly increased in various fields. Omron is continuously developing and providing security products for these needs.

This new security solution not only increases safety and security, but also improves the return on investments for customers. For example, at a factory, not only watching those who come and go, it secures the security, it analyzes the movement of workers and products to decrease waste and forces. With this, we aim to improve productivity. Improving the productivity and security by visualizing the resources, we call this “Security Engineering”. With our original know-how, we watch humans and goods and keep it as a company activity record, it realizes both improvement of productivity and exclusion of risk.

Security solution business will also connect to the improvement of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities. “Security Engineering” will be our strength for this business, and with our experience in the security industry along with our product, technology and know-how, we will continue the creation of security solutions that shall match customer needs.

Risk consulting joint business with Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

To accelerate the security solution business, Omron has formed a business alliance with Sonpo Japan Insurance Inc. (TSE: 8755) and Sonpo Japan Risk Management Ltd. on risk consulting business. Combining our security diagnostic know-how, Sompo Japan’ various types of damage insurance lineup and Sonpo Japan Risk’s advanced risk analysis know-how, we will provide the best security system and insurance to hedge various types of risks in offices and factories.

Security solution site

In our Ayabe (Kyoto, Japan) factory, we will establish a “Security Solution Site” and show security engineering proposals and examples for customers to understand it easily. At this site, to provide the best solution to solve customer concerns, we accept inquires.

About Omron

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President and CEO Hisao Sakuta, OMRON has more than 26,000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems (ticket gate machines, ticket vending machines, and traffic control), and healthcare. The company is divided into five regions and head offices are in Japan (Kyoto), Asia Pacific (Singapore), China (Shanghai), Europe (Amsterdam) and US (Chicago). For more information, visit OMRON’s website at www.omron.com

For media related enquiries, please contact:
Takayuki Nakamura
Omron Corporation
Corporate Brand Communications Department
e-mail: takayuki_nakamura@omron.co.jp
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