The Yaskawa Electric Corporation (株式会社安川電機 Kabushiki-gaisha Yasukawa Denki) (TYO: 6506) is a Japanese manufacturer of servos, machine controllers, AC Motor drives, switches and robots. Their Motoman robots are heavy duty industrial robots used for example in car manufacturing. 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.
- Americas: Yaskawa America, Inc and Motoman Inc.
- Europe, Africa, Middle-East: Yaskawa Europe GmbH and Motoman Robotics Europe AB
- Yaskawa India Pvt Ltd.
Yaskawa Canada Inc.
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