Within the company’s 10 regional headquarters, Yokogawa China Co. works closely with customers across the country’s dynamic industrial sector, “co-innovating” with them to deliver solutions in the areas of measurement, control and information across a broad range of industries including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals and food.
“Our success is founded on strong customer support and we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude,” said Kazuhiko Takeoka, Yokogawa’s vice president and regional chief executive for ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Pacific, China and Korea, and president and CEO of Yokogawa China Co.
“We contribute to a more sustainable society. Our corporate values are based on accelerating digital transformation technologies in collaboration with our sustainable development goals and environmental, social and corporate governance initiatives,” Takeoka said.
Cross-border cooperation drives success and while specific markets need to be approached individually, environmental and social risks, material-supply chains and business management are intrinsically connected today. Yokogawa’s global customer relationships have been cultivated over many years. By working in partnership with customers, Yokogawa creates value and delivers global solutions.
In line with stable, secure and safe operations for customers, interest in autonomous operations increases. To improve customers’ business profitability, operational efficiency and contribute to a more sustainable society, the company is driving the transition from industrial automation to industrial autonomy.
The Smart Industry Readiness Index is one of the world’s leading independent digital maturity assessment tools for manufacturers. It boosts “Industry 4.0” adoption to drive transformation of global manufacturing. As of April, 221 people have been named Certified Smart Industry Readiness Index Assessors. Of those, 57 are Yokogawa employees and 11 are employed by Yokogawa China.
“Promoting co-innovation with customers allows us to share industry knowledge and best practices and create customer value,” Takeoka said.
“This customer-centric approach is a co-innovation journey that integrates customer-domain knowledge with our problem-solving capabilities.”
Yokogawa’s sustainability targets focus on net-zero emissions, the circular economy and well-being. To provide optimized solutions for customers, Yokogawa is carrying out business in three industry segments: energy and sustainability, materials and life.
To support these businesses, Yokogawa has established a full suite of services including manufacturing operations management, enterprise resource planning, distributed energy resource management systems, environmental monitoring, asset health, carbon management, energy monitoring and cloud solutions.
In-Space China, the company’s physical and virtual digital exhibition hall, looks back on Yokogawa’s history while showcasing its new technologies and solutions.
Yokogawa’s work with China’s central, provincial and municipal governments and academia has increased, and the China Public Relations Room was established last year to facilitate speeches, exhibitions, partner-matching services and technical exchanges with government organizations.
Yokogawa China is also expanding its development force and implementing its transnational or “global-local-local strategy.” This accelerates market development through collaboration and shared knowledge of development solutions across key hubs.
“China is at the heart of the global economy and it is essential to connect demand-to-supply in end-to-end supply chains,” Takeoka said.
“Through Yokogawa’s partnerships and collaborations with the Chinese government and improved connectivity, we are confident a more optimal supply chain can be realized.”