Obituary: Honorary Chairman Yoshiyuki Takada


April 30, 2024


Company name:

SMC Corporation

Stock exchange listing:

Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market

Security code:




Yoshiki Takada, President

Contact person:

Akinori Kato, General Manager of Corporate Communications Office


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed Honorary Chairman, Yoshiyuki Takada. Mr. Takada passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the hour of 4:00am, while under medical care.


We extend our deepest gratitude for the kindness and respect shown to Mr. Takada throughout his life. We wish to inform all stakeholders of his passing.


The funeral service was held privately with Mr. Takada’s closest family and relatives. A separate farewell wake will be held for the company at a later date. Details regarding the wake will be communicated in due course. We kindly ask that you refrain from making condolence calls or sending telegrams or offerings such as flowers. Thank you for your understanding.


Passed away

Mr. Yoshiyuki Takada

Date of birth

August 20, 1926 (Aged 97)

Brief personal history

March 1952

Graduated Department of Industrial Chemistry, College of Engineering, NIHON UNIVERSITY

April 1959

Established the Company, Director

May 1964

Executive Managing Director

May 1972

Representative Director

May 1989


July 2004

Representative Director and Chairman

September 2019

Director and Honorary Chairman

June 2020

Retired Director

List of honors

April 1992

Medal with Blue Ribbon (Distinguished service for industrial promotion)

April 1998

The Third-Class Orders of the Sacred Treasure




SMC Corporation