Yaskawa turns 100 years old!
By Alyssa Dalton
Mar. 27, 2015 – Congratulations to Yaskawa Electric Corp. on reaching 100 years of service! The Japanese company will commemorate its 100th anniversary this year across all global locations in 28 countries. In addition to the celebration, Yaskawa will renew its corporate logo and identity as a “symbol of evolution and future growth.”
Founded in 1915, the company began as a producer of coal mining equipment by its founder, Daigoro Yasukawa. During the 20th century, Yaskawa developed various technologies, such as the super synchronous motor, minertia motor and Motoman L10 robot. Today, Yaskawa is a developer and manufacturer of robotics and automation solutions, with about $3 billion in annual revenue and more than 14,000 global employees.
“Celebrating our 100-year anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the values that have made us successful,” said Junji Tsuda, representative director, chair and president of Yaskawa. “Our ability to develop products that help society progress will ensure a prosperous future for Yaskawa and our customers.”
Yaskawa America, a subsidiary overseeing operations in North and South America, is comprised of the Drives & Motion division and Motoman Robotics division.
“For any organization, company or brand, the ability to stay relevant and provide value to customers for a century is an extraordinary accomplishment,” continued Jason Farmer, director of marketing for Yaskawa America, Motoman Robotics division. “For Yaskawa, we feel fortunate to provide products and solutions that help advance society and alleviate people from jobs that are dirty, dangerous or dull.”
“We are a very customer-centric organization,” added Dennis Fitzgerald, vice-president of customer satisfaction for Yaskawa America’s Drives & Motion division. “We have and will continue to invest in people, products and technology that prioritize customers, and their satisfaction, to the highest level.”