Founded in 1973 as Industrial Drive Maintenance, Omron Oilfield & Marine, a division of Omron Electronics, sells, commissions and services variable frequency drives and drive systems. The company provides field retrofits, field service, preventative maintenance and start-up services. Omron IDM Controls provides solutions ranging from single drive installations to coordinated industrial systems with multiple drives and other controls. Some of the company s targeted industries include oilfield, converting, metals and plastics. In addition, Omron Oilfield & Marine utilizes some of the world s most popular controls, including sensors, switches, programmable logic controls and relays to design its patented drives. The company has automation and drive centers in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, La., Birmingham, Ala., Dallas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Tenn., Mobile, Ala., Oklahoma City, and Tulsa, Okla. Omron Oilfield & Marine is headquartered in Houston and operates a repair facility in Chicago.