HORIBA's Corporate Motto
“Joy and Fun”

Originates from the belief that if we take interest and pride in the work that occupies most of the active time in our lives, in the place where we spend the large part of each day, then as a result our satisfaction with life will increase, and we will be able to enjoy our lives even more. Taking interest and pride in our work leads us to “Joy and Fun.”

Business Operations

At HORIBA, our mission is to contribute to the progress of science and technology, and the preservation of the global environment and resources through the provision of highly original products, analytical and measurement solutions, and engineering services that utilize our world renowned measurement and analytical technologies. We are engaged in the fields of engine emissions, scientific analysis, industrial and process measurement, environment monitoring, semiconductor process control, medical and health-care, and biotechnology. The new businesses and new products we may initiate shall also satisfy our aim to develop scientific technology, improve the life of the community, and minimize the impact on the environment. We put priority on ensuring a safe business environment and strictly abide by applicable laws, regulations, and our articles of incorporation. We have established and adopted a quality management system and environmental preservation system. We strive to deliver high value-added products and services in the shortest possible time to customers all over the world while combining the unique development, production, sales, and service functions of all HORIBA Group companies throughout the world. We aim to be a leader in the global market in the fields in which we operate by consistently satisfying our customers’ needs and effectively maximizing our resources through investments in the carefully selected fields.

Customer Responsiveness

We maintain a philosophy of pursuing cutting edge technology in order to supply products and services that consistently satisfy customers’ requirements. We are committed to offering top-quality, highly reliable products and services with a consistent level of excellence throughout the world. Meanwhile, we strive to understand the true needs of customers and proactively propose solutions.

Responsibility to Shareholders and Investors

We recognize that maximizing the returns to shareholders by consistently raising HORIBA’s long-term corporate value is one of the priority objectives of management. Our basic policy is to target total returns (the combination of dividend payments and share buybacks) to shareholders to be at a certain ratio of HORIBA’s consolidated net income, and consistently deliver them. In addition, we are committed to create opportunities for constructive dialogues with investors and stakeholders, regularly reporting our operating performance, fairly and promptly disclosing information whenever an important business or managerial issue arises, and maintaining transparency in our management. HORIBA Group companies, having adopted a unified accounting standard and system and a common information base, shall maintain a timely and responsive management control system. The managements of group companies also share responsibility in generating profit, delivering dividend payments, establishing and managing the internal control system, and developing human resources.


We are proud of the entrepreneurial spirit that has led to the creation of HORIBA Group companies. Each group employee is made aware of this heritage and we actively encourage ideas and innovations from individual employees. HORIBA promotes an open and fair business environment, with attention to safety and health, which allows all group employees to achieve their individual goals and maximize their talents and potential. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect so that diverse talents and viewpoints can flourish. At the same time, to further everyone’s personal and professional growth, we encourage intercultural understanding and thinking from a global perspective. We create a work environment for employees to achieve their growth potential and exert their talents to the maximum by accelerating diversity management and expanding our international core human resources development and exchange program. The basis of our performance evaluation is the merit count principle, (not the demerit mark principle), as we value each and every employee who makes efforts to improve his or her performance with a challenging spirit.

Omoshiro Okashiku (Joy and Fun)

Omoshiro Okashiku - Joy and Fun

The company motto displayed above sums up the directive to everyone at HORIBA Group, which is to bring enthusiasm and excitement into our work to make our trade fulfilling and enjoy our lives.