Azbil Corporation completed construction in April 2019 of a production building at its main factory near the city of Shonan (Kanagawa prefecture, Japan). The new building is part of the azbil Group’s “mother factory” framework, which is expected to lead production innovation. This new building is part of the Group’s plans to consolidate domestic factories in order to create an advanced production network and further optimize overall production. With the addition of an administrative building built in June 2018 and the new production building, the Shonan factory will be the primary base of the Group’s global production network.

The mother factory will include not only the Shonan factory but also the Fujisawa Technology Center, Azbil’s R&D facility located in the nearby city of Fujisawa. Created from the collaborative efforts of both locations, the mother factory is expected to advance innovation for next-generation production that brings together humans, machines, and processes. The Shonan factory will lead the azbil Group’s efforts in production, logistics, and procurement, standardizing various processes for global production and applying those practices to Group factories worldwide. The factory will also facilitate training of employees around the world in production and management.