Yaskawa Motoman was founded in 1915 and produces robotic automation for industry and robotic applications including arc welding, assembly, clean room, dispensing, materials handling and spot welding.  MOTOMAN began its European operation in 1976 as a manufacturer and supplier of welding machinery, primarily to the automotive industry, and became part of Yaskawa Electric Corporation in the mid-1990s. Yaskawa Electric is the leading global manufacturer of inverter drives, servo drives, machine controllers, medium voltage inverters and MOTOMAN industrial robots.

Today, there are over 360,000 Motoman robots, 10 million servos and 18 million inverter drives installed globally. Yaskawa has been a pioneer in motion control and drive technology, launching product innovations to optimise the productivity and efficiency of both machines and systems.

Facts and figures:

  • Founded in 1915
  • 13,600 employees worldwide
  • 800,000 servo motors produced per year
  • 20,000 robots produced per year