Yaskawa celebrates 100 Years

Yaskawa Electric Corporation headquartered in Kitakyushu, Japan commemorates their 100th anniversary during 2015 across all global locations in 28 countries. In addition to the centenary celebration, the company will renew its corporate logo and identity as a symbol of evolution and future growth.

Yaskawa started in 1915 as a producer of coal mining equipment by Daigoro Yasukawa, known today as the founder. During the 20th century, the company developed technology innovations such as the super synchronous motor, minertia motor and Motoman® L10 robot. Today, Yaskawa is a leader in developing and manufacturing robotics and automation solutions, with approximately $3 billion in annual revenue and over 14,000 global employees.


“Celebrating our 100-year anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the values that have made us successful,” stated Junji Tsuda, representative director, chairman and the president of Yaskawa. “Our ability to develop products that help society progress will ensure a prosperous future for us and our customers.”

“For any organisation, company or brand, the ability to stay relevant and provide value to customers for a century is an extraordinary accomplishment. For us, we feel fortunate to provide products and solutions that help advance society and alleviate people from jobs that are dirty, dangerous or dull.”

“We are a very customer-centric organisation. We have and will continue to invest in people, products and technology that prioritise customers, and their satisfaction, to the highest level.”

For further details contact Yaskawa South Africa on TEL: 011 608 3182 or visit www.yaskawa.za.com