With annual sales of 479 billion yen (approximately 3.7 billion euros, fiscal year ended February 28, 2022), Yaskawa is a global technology supplier in the area of robotics, drive and control technology, as well as of solutions in the energy sector. Founded in Japan in 1915, Yaskawa has practiced the same philosophy for over 100 years, namely to deliver products of the highest quality, and in doing so has established itself at the top of the global market. Throughout this time, Yaskawa has evolved from a motor producer to an automation provider and finally, by way of the Industry 4.0 concept i3 mechatronics, to a solution provider.

Yaskawa’s business activities comprise the areas of robotics (MOTOMAN industrial robots, robot systems), drives (GA700 inverter drives), motion control (Sigma-7 servo drives, servo motors, machine controllers), system engineering (generators and converters) as well as information technology (software-based products). Since 2012, Yaskawa’s portfolio has also included control technology, visualization systems and chip solutions from the former VIPA GmbH in Herzogenaurach. The merger was legally finalized in October 2019, when the Profichip brand became a separate product division at Yaskawa known as “Profichip Embedded Solutions.” In October 2014, Yaskawa also acquired The Switch Engineering Ltd., operating in the sectors of wind, marine, and turbo/industrial applications.

 Yaskawa is thus one of the few companies in the world able to offer components and solutions for virtually all sectors from a single source.

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