IDEC CORPORATION was founded in 1945 and is listed with the Tokyo Stock Exchange with the headquarters located in Osaka Japan, IDEC designs, manufactures and markets control automation products throughout the world. The products which IDEC develops with ardent devotion to safety, higher productivity and environmental improvements include switches, relays, PLCs, operator interfaces, explosion-proof products, LED lightings, and barcode readers. Most of the products are for industrial applications but some products find applications in commercial and residential fields. IDEC also provides customized control solutions, including robot system integration where absolute safety is required in places with people and robots working as a team. In recent years, IDEC’s core technologies opened up new businesses in renewal energy and agriculture.