KEYENCE Corp. engages in the development, manufacture and sale of industrial automation and inspection equipment. It operates through the Manufacture and Sale of Electronic Equipment and Others business divisions. The Manufacture and Sale of Electronic Equipment division handles software development and product sales through its subsidiaries. The Others division deals with real estate, advertising, and marketing businesses through its subsidiaries. The company was founded by Takemitsu Takizaki in March 1972 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.