With an annual sales volume of more than 360 billion Yen, YASKAWA is a world-leading manufacturer of servo drives (Sigma Series), inverter drives (such as the A1000), and MOTOMAN industrial robots. Founded in 1915 in Japan, the company's philosophy has been based on the principle of highest quality for 100 years, making YASKAWA a global leader.
The wide range of YASKAWA's business activities covers drives (inverters), motion control (AC servo motors and drives, machine control), robotics (industrial robots and robotics systems), systems engineering (medium voltage inverters, generators, converters), and information technology (software-based products). VIPA GmbH in Herzogenaurach, which specialises in visualisation and process automation, has also formed part of YASAKWA since 2012. Furthermore, YASKAWA acquired The Switch Engineering Cooperation, which does business in the wind turbine sector, in October 2014.