Dear Pilzlers,


It makes me proud to announce that we have crossed another milestone, actually two milestones, in the history of our company Pilz Japan.

The first one, in January this year, our company has completed 25 years of its establishment. I would like to take this occasion to thank you all for being an earnest part of our company success.

If it was not for the covid19 pandemic, we would have organized a celebration event including most probably members from our German Headquarters. However, as you know already, “Safety first” is one of our modo and the event had to be postponed.

Talking about Safety, Safety in Japan is a concept that used to rely more on the people safe behavior rather than on the machinery safety itself. Therefore, regulations and technical implementations in Japan were less of a topic compared to Europe for example where Pilz is leading in many aspects of the Safety world. Nevertheless, 25 years later, what began as a small office in Japan with just few members has risen up into a very stable entity that can foresee very promising years to come.

Thanks to our dear customers and employees, our company has and will continue to have countless achievements and accomplishments. We can even mentioned that in the recent years we have survived a cyber-attack that impacted us for 6 months and a pandemic that has stressed our business for almost 3 years. Not to mention that during the pandemic and the supply crisis amplified by the war in Ukraine, we have been able to steadily respond with reliability to our customers’ needs; something we can be very proud of too.


The second announcement is also very important to mention since Ura-Pilz is celebrating its 50th publication anniversary.

And I would also like to thank you all for following our journey on safety and non-safety related discussions which started in 2016. Ura-Pilz will continue its journey towards the 100th publication thanks to your contributions and active participation.

Please feel free to get in touch with us whenever you have a topic you would like to share.


On a more personal note, it has been 3 years since I have joined Pilz Japan as Managing Director. I am looking forward many more years to come and the bright future I have mentioned above. When time will go back to “normal”, I wish we will be able to meet in person and celebrate around some drinks and good food.


Again, thank you all for your support. Every one of you plays an important role in the development of our company. It is because of your dedication, hard work, support and interest that we are at this height.


Our company, Pilz Japan, will ever remain indebted to the contributions of its employees, customers and followers.


Thank you.



Olivier Ligibel
















オリビエ リジベル