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Keyence wins Chinese automation demand amid slowdown

Sensor maker captures clients' need for small- to medium-scale factory upgrades

Sensors from Keyence. The Osaka-based company boasts 250,000-plus clients in 100 countries. (Photo courtesy of Keyence)

OSAKA -- Keyence's net profit grew 11% to 169.7 billion yen ($1.56 billion) for the three quarters ended Dec. 20, the Japanese industrial and positioning sensor manufacturer reported Friday, separating itself from rivals struggling in China by delivering strong performance yet again.

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