Yaskawa technology: made in Europe
Following the construction of its first European robot factory in Kocevje, Slovenia, Yaskawa is pursuing an expansion strategy in Europe.
The company is planning to build more new facilities in Slovenia for the production of its inverter drives, servo drives and servo motors.
The first Motoman robots to be manufactured entirely in Europe are set to roll off the production line in Kocevje by the end of 2018 and it is expected that the new production facilities for the manufacture of inverter drives, servo drives and servomotors will be constructed close to the existing robot factory.
Manfred Stern, president and CEO of Yaskawa Europe GmbH said: “Expanding our production capacity will enable us to further improve the supply chain, shorten lead times and enhance the service for our European customers. Yaskawa’s Cumbernauld plant in Scotland for servo drives and inverters will continue to operate at the current level of utilisation and remains a vital element of Yaskawa’s manufacturing capability needed to support the growing demand for drive products from Yaskawa in Europe.”
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