Yaskawa Electric Corporation

Yaskawa Electric Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6506
FSE: 6506
Nikkei 225 Component
Founded July 16, 1915 (1915-07-16)
Founder Keiichiro Yasukawa
Headquarters 2-1 Kurosakishiroishi, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 806-0004 Japan
Key people
Junji Tsuda, (CEO, President and Chairman of the Board)

Increase JPY 363.57 billion (FY 2013)

(US$ 3.52 billion) (FY 2013)

Increase JPY 16.96 billion (FY 2013)

(US$ 161.1 million) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
Increase10,383 (consolidated)
3,284 (temporary) (as of March 20, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

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]

Business segments and products


As of March 20, 2014 the company has 68 subsidiary and 18 affiliate companies.[3] Some of these are:


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  7. Yaskawa introduction booklet, 2012
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