Yaskawa Electric Corporation

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YASKAWA Electric Corporation
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Yasukawa Denki
TypePublic (Kabushiki gaisha)
TYO: 6506
FSE: 6506
Nikkei 225 component (TYO)
FoundedJuly 16, 1915; 108 years ago (1915-07-16)
FounderKeiichiro Yasukawa
Headquarters2-1 Kurosakishiroishi, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 806-0004 Japan
Key people
Junji Tsuda, Chairman of the Board Hiroshi Ogasawara
RevenueIncrease JPY 448.5 billion (FY 2018) (US$ 4.05 billion) (FY 2018)
Number of employees
Increase15,287 (consolidated)(as of March 1, 2018)
Websitehttps://www.yaskawa.co.jp/en/ Official website]
Footnotes / references
Welding robot by Yaskawa
Robot with two arms SDA5, 2009

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]

Products and Services[edit]

  • Servo Drives and Machine Controllers
  • AC Drives
  • Robots
  • 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
  • Equipment for Energy Saving and Creation


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.[3] Some of these are:

  • in the Americas: Yaskawa America, Inc., Yaskawa Canada Inc., Yaskawa Electrico do Brasil Ltda., Solectria Renewables LLC[9]
  • in Europe, Africa, Middle-East: Yaskawa Europe GmbH, Yaskawa Nordic AB, Yaskawa Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, VIPA[10]
  • in Asia-Pacific: Yaskawa India Private Limited, Yaskawa Electric (China) Co., Ltd., Yaskawa Electric Korea Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Taiwan Corporation[11]


  1. ^ "Corporate Data". Yaskawa Electric. Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Operating Results". Yaskawa Electric. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Yaskawa Electric. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Company Profile". Reuters. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Robotics.com Company Profile".
  6. ^ "Company History". Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  7. ^ Yaskawa introduction booklet, 2012
  8. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.themiddlemarket.com/news/manufacturing/yaskawa-scoops-up-solectria-renewables-251171-1.html Yaskawa Deal
  10. ^ "About us". Yaskawa VIPA controls.
  11. ^ "Global Network". Retrieved April 9, 2014.

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