The Yaskawa Electric Corporation (株式会社安川電機, Kabushiki-gaisha Yasukawa Denki) is a Japanese manufacturer of servos, motion controllers, AC motor drives, switches and industrial robots. Their Motoman robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packaging, assembly, coating, cutting, material handling and general automation.
|Kabushiki gaisha Yasukawa Denki|
|Type||Public (Kabushiki gaisha)|
Nikkei 225 component (TYO)
|Founded||July 16, 1915|
|Headquarters||2-1 Kurosakishiroishi, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 806-0004 Japan|
|Junji Tsuda, Chairman of the Board Hiroshi Ogasawara|
|Revenue||JPY 448.5 billion (FY 2018) (US$ 4.05 billion) (FY 2018)|
Number of employees
|15,287 (consolidated)(as of March 1, 2018)|
|Website||https://www.yaskawa.co.jp/en/ Official website]|
|Footnotes / references|
The company was founded in 1915, and its head office is located in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture. Yaskawa applied for a trademark on the term "Mechatronics" in 1969, it was approved in 1972. The head-office, in Kitakyushu, was designed by the American architect Antonin Raymond in 1954.
YASKAWA has business hubs in 29 countries around the world and with production bases in 12 countries including Japan. There are 81 subsidiaries and 24 affiliate companies across the globe. Some of these are: