Keyence manufactures and markets automation sensors, vision systems, barcode readers, laser markers, measuring instruments and digital microscopes. Read more

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Cognex is Keyence's #1 competitor. Cognex was founded in Natick, Massachusetts} in 1981. Cognex operates in the Industrial Machinery & Equipment industry. Compared to Keyence, Cognex generates $4.5B less revenue.

OMRON is one of Keyence's top competitors. OMRON was founded in 1933 in Shimogyo Ku, Kyōto Prefecture. OMRON operates in the Electrical Components & Equipment industry. OMRON generates $600.3M more revenue than Keyence.

Teledyne is a top competitor of Keyence. Teledyne was founded in 1960, and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Like Keyence, Teledyne also competes in the Electronic Equipment industry. Teledyne generates $2.2B less revenue vs. Keyence.


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Keyence's revenue is the ranked 5th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 2.9B. Over the last three quarters, Keyence's revenue has grown by 30.6%. Specifically, in Q4 2020's revenue was $1.3B; in Q3 2020, it was $1.2B; in Q2 2020, it was $1B.

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Keyence News

November 14, 2019REBusinessOnline

Keyence Corp. Signs 80,849 SF Industrial Lease in Itasca, Illinois

ITASCA, ILL. - Keyence Corp. has signed an industrial lease for 80,849 square feet at Building II in ... See more »
September 27, 2019Robotics Tomorrow

KEYENCE Announces New Artificial Intelligence Vision Sensor

Brand new technology means creating stable visual inspection programs has never been easier... See more »
April 15, 2019Aviation Week Network

Keyence XM Series Handheld CMM Demo at MRO Americas 2019

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April 11, 2019The Fabricator

Keyence CV-X 300 vision system developed for use throughout manufacturing facilities

Keyence Corp. of America has released the CV-X 300 vision system, designed for use throughout manufac... See more »
April 2, 2019Packaging World

Laser sensor

Keyence launches the IX Series image-based laser sensor. Unit is a combination of a camera with a las... See more »
March 22, 2019Packaging World

Safety interlock switch

The GS Series safety interlock switch from Keyence has a compact and robust design, forgiving and sta... See more »
March 20, 2019Robotics Tomorrow

KEYENCE Announces New Image-Based Laser Sensor

KEYENCE diversifies its current suite of OK vs. No Good detection products... See more »

Keyence Press Releases

August 24, 2017Business Wire

Global Automated Industrial Quality Control (QC) Market - Industry Forecast to 2025 - By Solutions, End User & Geography - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Automated Industrial Quality Control (QC) Market Analysis & Tren... See more »
January 1, 2017EmailWire

Photoelectric Sensor Market Growth Opportunities and Development Forecast by Types & Application till 2021

(EMAILWIRE.COM, January 01, 2017 ) Various definitions and classification of the industry, applicatio... See more »
December 15, 2016BriefingWire

Keyence Corporation - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings an... See more »
November 24, 2016NewsMaker

Industrial Automatic Data Capturing and Identification Systems Market Major Manufactures, Trends, Demand, Share, Analysis to 2019

Automatic Data Capturing and Identification Systems Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5.69% over the period... See more »
November 22, 2016NewsMaker

Global Laser Cutting Systems Market Research Report 2016 - Production, Application, Size, Sales, Market Share, Consumption, Growth, Trends and Forecast

This report studies Laser Cutting Systems in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, Chin... See more »
November 9, 2016openPR

Global Industrial Automatic Data Capturing and Identification Systems Market Research, Analysis, Survey and Forecast 2015-2019

Albany, NY, Nov 09: Data capture is the mechanism of identifying and extracting data from scanned pro... See more »
November 8, 2016Business Wire

Global Safety Sensors Market - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020 - Stringent Safety Regulation Driving Growth - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Safety Sensor... See more »

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Keyence Headquarters

1-3-14 Higashi-Nakajima Higashiyodogawa-ku

Osaka, Ōsaka Prefecture333-8555


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Keyence Summary



Keyence manufactures and markets automation sensors, vision systems, barcode readers, laser markers, measuring instruments and digital microscopes. Keyence was founded in 05/1974. Keyence's headquarters is located in Osaka, Ōsaka Prefecture, JP 333-85...


Keyence's President & CEO, Yu Nakata, currently has an approval rating of 82%. Keyence's primary competitors are Cognex, OMRON & Teledyne.

Frequently Asked Questions about Keyence

  1. When was Keyence founded?

    Keyence was founded in 05/1974
  2. Who is Keyence's CEO?

    Keyence's CEO is Yu Nakata
  3. How much revenue does Keyence generate?

    Keyence generates $5.3B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Keyence have?

    Keyence has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is Keyence's headquarters?

    Keyence's headquarters is in Osaka Ōsaka Prefecture, JP
  2. How many employees does Keyence have?

    Keyence has 8,419 employees
  3. What sector does Keyence operate in?

    Keyence is in Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment, Electronic Equipment, Technology Hardware
  4. Who are Keyence's competitors?

    Keyence's top competitors are Cognex, OMRON, Teledyne