Yaskawa Continues Its Expansion and Investment in Europe

New manufacturing facilities in France and Sweden combining drives, motion and control with robotics products

  • July 11, 2017
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  • Yaskawa Continues Its Expansion and Investment in Europe
    Yaskawa Continues Its Expansion and Investment in Europe

YASKAWA is continuing its expansion and investment in its European production capacity with new manufacturing facilities in France and Sweden. This is in addition to the new facilities recently announced for Slovenia and Allershausen near Munich.

New production facilities

These new production facilities will be in Nantes, France providing floor space of 6.700m² combining drives, motion and control with robotics products for the French market while in Torsas, Sweden an existing facility is to be refurbished and upgraded to the latest standards.

Other projects

They are in addition to YASKAWA’s recent announcement that they are investing in a new European robotics development centre and a new robot production plant in Slovenia, and extending their Robotics headquarters at Allershausen near Munich, by a further 5,000 m2 of useable space.

Investments and strategy

These investments are part of the group’s European initiative as announced by Hiroshi Ogasawara, President and CEO of YASKAWA Electric, and Manfred Stern, Corporate Vice-President of YASKAWA Electric and CEO of YASKAWA Europe at a recent press conference. Whilst expanding their infrastructure, the strategy also includes a strengthening of development and application engineering, accompanied by acquisitions to reinforce the ‘Energy’ and ‘Marine’ divisions.

Marta Roberti graduated in Linguistic Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan in February 2016. At the same University, she also obtained a Master in Publishing for Print and Digital Media in November 2016. Since June 2016 she is part of the editorial staff of IEN Europe and IEN Italia in TIMGlobal Media.
 

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