Takemitsu Takizaki

Rank 89

Takemitsu Takizaki

22B

Sensors

Osaka

Japan

  • Takemitsu Takizaki is the founder of Keyence, a supplier of sensors and electronic components for factory automation systems.
  • He stepped down as chairman in March 2015 but remains on the board of directors and is honorary chairman.
  • Sales to customers outside of Japan have grown steadily and account for more than 60% of revenue.
  • Customers include auto parts makers, electronics firms and food packagers.
  • In 2022, Takizaki donated shares worth nearly $3 billion to his foundation.