Message from the President

 

We will establish a highly-profitable business structure and accelerate our activity to create new business and business models to achieve our mid-term business plan “Dash 25.”

Since being founded in 1915, Yaskawa Electric has set ”electric motors and their applications” as its business domain and supported the leading-edge industries of the age. In order to engage in business with its own technology, the company established a creed of “becoming a technology-centered company,” proposed the concept of “mechatronics*1,” ahead of the rest of the world, and has maintained quality-first management with the determination to develop the world’s first-in-class and revolutionary technologies and products. Yaskawa’s core technologies are “motion control,” ”robotics,” and “power conversion.” These technologies and products born and created out of our search for elaborate control of mechanical movements contribute on a daily basis to improvements in the quality and efficiency of manufacturing around the world. 
Our business hubs are located in 29 countries around the world including Japan, and the production bases are located in 12 countries. We operate a glocal business which is adapted to each region’s characteristics. Yaskawa’s technologies, products and services are enjoying high reputation and great trust from customers worldwide.
We will continue to evolve technology and contribute to the development of the world through the new solutions.

Yaskawa started the mid-term business plan “Dash 25” in 2016 as the first step towards realizing the long-term business plan “Vision 2025.” In Dash 25, we will accelerate the launch of new products in each region and market by fully leveraging our glocal development capability to achieve higher profitability, as well as improve our speed in meeting customer needs by promoting automation, establishing flexible production system and realizing production in optimum locations.

As industries are becoming more advanced, the manufacturing industry worldwide is rapidly moving towards implementing concepts such as Industrie 4.0*2 and IoT*3. In addition, there has been more demand than ever for our robots and mechatronics due to intensified capital investment made in 3C (Computer, consumer, communication) market, including smartphones.
In clean power fields, we can expect further demand in areas like large-scale wind power generation and electric vehicles as a result of environmental improvement being widely identified as an urgent issue particularly in China.

In FY2017, we will accelerate our growth for achieving our mid-term business plan, Dash 25, by strengthening our global competitiveness and continuously evolving our development, production, and sales capabilities.”

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

 

  • *1 In the late 1960s, Yaskawa Electric led the world in putting forward this concept fusing “mechanism” and “electronics.” This concept evolved when we combined our customers’ machinery with Yaskawa’s electric products to create superior quality and function.
  • *2 The concept of the fourth industrial revolution proposed by the German government. Refers to the linkage of goods and services inside and outside factories via the internet and other communication networks to create new values that did not exist before and construct new business models.
  • *3 Abbreviation for ”Internet of Things.” Refers to the technology of connecting everything to the internet.

Hiroshi Ogasawara,
Representative Director
President

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