Omron Corporation (オムロン株式会社 Omuron Kabushiki-gaisha), styled as “OMRON” is an electronics company based in Kyoto, Japan. Omron was established by Kazuma Tateishi (立石一真) in 1933 (as the Tateishi Electric Manufacturing Company) and incorporated in 1948. The company originated in an area of Kyoto called “Omuro (御室)”, from which the name “Omron” was derived. Prior to 1990, the corporation was known as Omron Tateishi Electronics. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company motto was: “To the machine the work of machines, to man the thrill of further creation”.
Omron's primary business is the manufacture and sale of automation components, equipment and systems, but it is generally known for medical equipment such as digital thermometers, blood pressure monitors and nebulizers. Omron developed the world's first electronic ticket gate, which was named an IEEE Milestone in 2007, and was one of the first manufacturers of automated teller machines (ATM) with magnetic stripe card readers.
Omron Oilfield & Marine is a provider of AC and DC drive systems and custom control systems for oil and gas and related industries.
Omron was named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators in 2013.
Business divisions and products
Industrial automation: industrial robots, sensors, switches, industrial cameras, safety components, relays, control components, electric power monitoring equipment, power supplies and PLCs
Electronic components: relays, switches, connectors, micro sensing devices, MEMS sensors, image sensing technologies
Automotive electronics: automotive radio components, driver monitor sensors, electric power steering, integrated control units, switch and control components
Social systems: access control systems (building entry systems), road management systems, traffic signal controllers, security/surveillance cameras, automated ticket gates, ticket vending machines, fare adjustment machines
Personal use: blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers, body composition monitors, pedometers, nebulizers
Professional use: blood pressure monitors, non-invasive vascular monitors, portable ECGs, patient monitors
Power distribution and controls for drilling rigs
Electronic controls and automation for detention center systems