Corporate Profile

History
1915- Establishment
1915 YASKAWA Electric Manufacturing Co. established as a limited partnership
1919 YASKAWA Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd. established
1949 Shares listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka stock exchanges

YASKAWA Electric
Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


1950- Electric Motors and Application
1954 Technical tie-up with Brown, Boveri & Co, Ltd. (Switzerland) for DC motors
1957 Yukuhashi plant opened
1958

Invented "minertia motor" DC servo drive

Minertia motor No.1


1960- Industrial Electronics
1961 Kokura plant opened
Technical tie-up with SEA (France) for print motors
1964 Tokyo plant opened
1967 YASKAWA Electric America, Inc. established
1968 Development of Hard-wired NCs
1969 Nakama plant opened
Development of SF6 gas rotary-arc load breakers
Application for "Mechatronics" trademark registration submitted (Trademark approved in 1972)

Tokyo plant


1970- Industrial Automation
1974 Started domestic production of floppy disk drives
Development of the "YASNAC" NC with built-in microcomputer
YASKAWA ELETRICO DO BRASIL LTDA. established
1977 The MOTOMAN-L10 vertically jointed, articulated type robot introduced
1978 Commercialization of vector control AC drives
1979 Corporate charter established

MOTOMAN-L10


1980- FA and Mechatronics
1980 YASKAWA Electric Europe GmbH established
1983 Participated in the development of Advanced Robot for Hazardous Environment, a large-scale project sponsored by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Commercialization of the AC servo drive series
1984 MOTOMAN ROBOTICS EUROPE AB established
Deming Prize received
1987 Development of vacuum robots
1988 Cumulative shipments of MOTOMAN reached 10,000
1989 Renovation of AC drive production facility completed
Power distribution equipment plant opened
MOTOMAN, INC. established

Deming Prize


1990- FA and Mechatronics
1990 Motoman Center opened
Development of live-line maintenance robot
1991 YASKAWA Electric UK Ltd. established
YASKAWA ELECTRIC (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. established
Corporate name changed to YASKAWA Electric Corporation
Development of "Σ series" AC servo drives
1992 Participated in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's Micromachine Research and Development Project
1993 Cumulative shipments of AC Servo drives reached 1 million units
1994 Shanghai office and Beijing service center established
YASKAWA ELECTRIC KOREA CORPORATION established
1995 Beijing office opened
SHANGHAI YASKAWA DRIVE CO., Ltd. established
Development of PIM parallel processing calculators
Commercialization of "VS-616G5"vector control AC Drive
1996 Industrial robot joint venture company established in Beijing
General-purpose AC drive manufacturing joint venture companies established in Shanghai and Malaysia
YASKAWA ESHED TECHNOLOGY LTD. established (Israel)
YASKAWA MOTOMAN CANADA LTD. established(Canada)
YASKAWA MOTOMAN MÉXICO S.A.DE C.V. established (Mexico)
1997 Commercialization of super-energy-saving variable speed drive "VS-686SS5", which received the Minister of International Trade and Industry Award as an "Excellent Energy Product"
Commercialization of "MOTOMAN CR series" robot for high clean class
1998 Received ISO14001 certification for Tokyo plant
Cumulative shipments of MOTOMAN reached 50,000
Cumulative shipments of AC servo drives reached 2 million
1999 Received ISO14001 certification for Yukuhashi plant
YASKAWA ELECTRIC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. established
Established joint venture for industrial drive systems with Siemens AG (Germany)

AC servo drives

VS686SS5

Vacuum Transfer Robot


2000- Motion Contorol and Robotics Automation
2001 Received ISO14001 certification for 5 manufacturing plants in Japan
YASKAWA ELECTRIC TAIWAN CORPORATION established
2002 Solution Center opened
Cumulative shipments of AC servo drives reached 3 million
2003 Yahata-higashi Plant opened
Cumulative shipments of MOTOMAN reached 100,000
2004 Cumulative shipments of AC servo drives reached 4 million
2005 Commercialization of new generation robot (dual-arm and 7-axis)
2006

Motoman Station opened
Startegic aliance for semiconductor-transfer robot business with Brooks Automation, Inc.
Cumulative shipments of AC servo drives reached 5 million units
Cumulative shipments of MOTOMAN reached 150,000
Commercialization of "V1000" compact general-purpose AC drives

2007 Drive Center opened
Cumulative shipments of AC drives reached 10 million units
2008 Cumulative shipments of MOTOMAN reached 200,000
YASKAWA ELECTRIC (SHENYANG) CO., LTD. established
2009 Development of "QMET DRIVE" motor drive system for hybrid electric vehicles
2010

Released "Enewin" electrical products for large-scale wind power systems

Commercialization of "PV 1000" photovoltaic power conditioners
YASKAWA ELECTRIC INDIA PVT.LTD established

2011 Development of "SiC*-QMET" high-efficiency motor drive system for electric vehicle using SiC*.

*SiC: Silicon Carbide

Kanto Robotics Center opened
2012 Adopted an executive officer system
Cumulative shipments of AC servo drives reached 10 million
Development of the world first power conditioner using GaN

Dual-arm robot

QMET DRIVE

Enewin series

Photovoltaic power conditioners


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