Process control and instrumentation company Yokogawa Australia celebrated the opening of their new Western Australian office in Belmont, Perth in a grand, yet traditional ceremony recently.
President and CEO of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japan, Shuzo Kaihori, Singapore-based President of Yokogawa Engineering Asia, Satoru Kurosu and Managing Director of Yokogawa Australia and New Zealand, John Hewitt were in attendance at the opening.
Japan’s Consul General, Torao Sato also attended the opening ceremony, which included a traditional Kagami Biraki Sake ceremony.
Yokogawa specialises in precision instrumentation and advanced process control systems, designing, manufacturing and installing them in the oil and gas, mining, power generation, environmental protection, civil engineering, chemical as well as manufacturing industries.
Staffed by a dedicated team of highly skilled process and IT engineers, Yokogawa has been able to provide the enabling technology to a number of key projects in WA and other states, notably in the oil and gas as well as minerals processing industries.
Yokogawa has been supplying solutions to Western Australian industry for the past 21 years.
Yokogawa Australia counts amongst its customers leading names such as BHP Billiton, CSBP Limited, Chevron, Minara Resources, Newmont Mining, Burrup Fertilizers, WA Water Corporation and INPEX.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Yokogawa President, Shuzo Kaihori said that Yokogawa had outgrown its original premises as a result of the success of its customers and demand for the company’s CENTUM DCS, SCADA software and PLC systems.
The modern new facilities at Belmont offer 50% more space for customer training.
He added that the opening of the new office in Perth would increase their ability to service their customers’ growing needs, and indicates Yokogawa’s intent to continue investing in Western Australia.