Understanding Yaskawa with Five Keywords!

  • 1 century of manufacturing motors
  • Robot Village Communicating the fun and wonders of manufacturing
  • Long-term Business Plan Vision 2025
  • 3 world's best products
  • Our passion for World First

Long-term Business Plan
Vision 2025

With our 100th anniversary in 2015,we have stated our Vision 2025 that lays out the direction of our management toward the future.

vision 2025

Putting "Respect Life," "Empower Innovation," and "Deliver Results," as the accomplished figure we aim to set ‘Factory Automation/Optimization’ and ‘Applicational area of Mechatronics’ as the core business domains.

(1) Factory Automation/Optimization

– Realize revolutionary industrial automation through i3-Mechatronics*
Combine mechatronics and ICT technology to provide new solutions to automation.

– Pursuit global No.1 in core business
Pursue and achieve global No.1 share in robotics and motion control segments

(2) Mechatronics Applications

– Challenges for new mechatronics application
Determine business commercialization by exploring and demonstrating fields in which mechatronics technology can be applied

    We focus our efforts on the following areas in particular;
  • ・Energy Saving: Reducing electricity consumption through energy saving equipment
  • ・Food & Agri: Promote automation in food production and agriculture market
  • ・Clean Power: Establish energy creation, application and storage business
  • ・Humatronics: Promote development of medical and welfare markets

* i3-Mechatronics: Yaskawa’s solution concept for realizing the new industrial automation revolution

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One century
of manufacturing motors

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.

Currently a large number of equipment and facilities are driven by motors, and it is said that approximately 50% of the global power consumption is attributed to motors. Yaskawa, started with the production of motors for coal mines, has continued its progress along with the global development, as it manufactured products applying its motor technology for more than 100 years since its foundation.

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. We will continue to evolve technology and contribute to development of the world through our new solutions.

* Source:The Japan Electrical Manufacturers´ Association.

  • Our plant during the early days

    Our plant in the early days

  • Our plant during the early days

    Plant interior in the early days

  • Minertia motor

    Minertia motor

  • Japan's first all-electric industrial robot

    Japan's first all-electric industrial robot

  • The word's first vector control AC drive

    The world's first vector control AC drive


Three world's
best products

Yaskawa's core technologies are "motion control," "robotics," and "power conversion." "AC servo motors," "AC drives," and "industrial robots" were developed based on these core technologies.

These are the three products of Yaskawa Electric boasting the world's highest level of performance and market share. We conduct global business with these world's top competitive products.

  • Cumulative shipments	surpassing 300,000
  • Cumulative shipments surpassing 10 million
  • Cumulative shipments surpassing 20 million

Our passion for
"World First"

In the late 1960s, Yaskawa pioneered the concept of "Mechatronics," combining our customers' machinery, "mechanism" with our electronics products to yield greater performance.

As the concept of "Mechatronics" quickly became widespread, Yaskawa continued to develop innovative products that evolved machines and manufacturing with its passion for "world first." This attitude will be succeeded for years to come.

  • 1974-1980

  • 1981-1990

  • 1991-2000

  • 2001-2025(1)

  • 2001-2025(2)


"Robot Village"
Communicating the fun and wonders of manufacturing

As part of our commemoration of 100th anniversary of Yaskawa Electric's foundation, the Kitakyushu headquarters was renovated and opened as "Robot Village" on June 1st, 2015.

The Robot Village is divided into six zones, the greenbelt, YASKAWA Innovation Center, YASKAWA History Museum, robot factories, the head office building, and the cafeteria.

Robot village is built environmentally-friendly and has reduced its CO2 emission by half the conventional facility.

Please come and enjoy the wonders of modern manufacturing.

Robot Village
YASKAWA Innovation Center
Robot factories

YASKAWA Innovation Center

YASKAWA Innovation Center is established as a facility to convey the fun and wonders of manufacturing as well as the robotics technology to stakeholders including customers, students, educational institutions and local residents.

Robot factories
Robot factories,YASKAWA History Museum

Robot factories

We manufacture small-size robots and robots used in clean environments. The medium- and large-size robots are manufactured in the Robot Plant No.3 in Nakama.

factory no.1Robot factories

YASKAWA History Museum

YASKAWA History Museum exhibits the first motor ordered in 1917, which shows the grass roots of Yaskawa's manufacturing, as well as Japan's first all-electric industrial robot "MOTOMAN-L10" ordered in 1977. The museum also introduces the trajectory of the Yaskawa family including the founder who supported the company in the early stage.

YASKAWA History Museum