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Yaskawa Electric Corporation

Yaskawa Electric Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6506
FSE: 6506
Nikkei 225 Component
Founded July 16, 1915 (1915-07-16)
Founder Keiichiro Yasukawa
Headquarters 2-1 Kurosakishiroishi, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 806-0004 Japan
Key people
Junji Tsuda, (CEO, President and Chaiman of the Board)

Increase JPY 363.57 billion (FY 2013)

(US$ 3.52 billion) (FY 2013)

Increase JPY 16.96 billion (FY 2013)

(US$ 161.1 million) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
Increase10,383 (consolidated)
3,284 (temporary) (as of March 20, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

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.[5]

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.[6] The head-office, in Kitakyushu, was designed by the American architect Antonin Raymond in 1954.[7]

The company is listed on the Tokyo and Fukuoka Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[8]


  • Business segments and products 1
  • Subsidiaries 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Business segments and products

  • Motion Control
    • Servo motors
    • Machine controllers
    • AC drives
  • Robotics
    • Industrial robots for various industrial processes
  • System Engineering used in:
    • Steel plants
    • Social systems (water circulation, energy conservation, disaster prevention, mega-solar systems, hybrid electrical generation systems and energy management systems)
    • Environment & energy (power generation equipment)
    • Electrical power (electric power distribution equipment)
    • Industrial electronics
  • Information Technology
    • Business systems
    • Embedded components
    • Network communications
    • Multimedia
    • Marking systems
    • Data recovery services
    • Solution equipment[9][10]


As of March 20, 2014 the company has 68 subsidiary and 18 affiliate companies.[3] Some of these are:

  • in the Americas: Yaskawa America, Inc., Yaskawa Canada Inc., Yaskawa Electrico do Brasil Ltda., Solectria Renewables LLC[11]
  • in Europe, Africa, Middle-East: Yaskawa Europe GmbH, Yaskawa Nordic AB, Yaskawa Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • in Asia-Pacific: Yaskawa India Pvt Ltd., Yaskawa Electric (China) Co., Ltd., Yaskawa Electric Korea Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Taiwan Corporation[12]


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  7. ^ Yaskawa introduction booklet, 2012
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  11. ^ Yaskawa Deal
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External links

  • Official global website (English)
  • Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division
  • Yaskawa Europe GmbH
  • Yaskawa India Pvt Ltd
  • Yaskawa Viet Nam,Inc
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