Momentum for the Future Celebrating its 100th anniversary, YASKAWA has renewed its logo: the word mark design has been revamped to reflect a more dynamic and creative style, while the blue corporate color will continue to stand for trust and stability. The renewed logo combines both the successful track record of the past and the aspiration of the Japanese company for the future: leveraging the flexibility and creativity of its employees to develop customer solutions for the next century. YASKAWA Europe will begin to celebrate their 100-year anniversary and the launch of YASKAWA's new corporate logo during Hannover Exhibition HMI 2015 in Hannover from April 13 to April 17.
The company was founded in Kitakyushu, Japan, in 1915. Today, YASKAWA Electric Corporation generates annual sales of over 360 billion Yen (approx. 2.8 billion Euros), and is a leading global manufacturer of servo drives, converters and industrial robots. The term "mechatronics", a popular word in many languages today, was invented by YASKAWA in 1969 and registered as a trade mark. With over 300,000 manufactured Motoman industrial robots, the company is considered the number one producer in this segment.
Further milestones of YASKAWA's recent history were the foundation of subsidiaries in South Africa (2012) and Turkey (2013). In October 2014 YASKAWA acquired The Switch Engineering Cooperation whose focus is on supplying components for wind power plants. In September 2013 YASKAWA entered a strategic partnership with Argo Medical Technologies, the producer of the "ReWalk" exoskeleton system for people with handicaps of the lower extremities.
YASKAWA's products (robotics division) in Portugal are sold by ROBOPLAN, leading company in its segment.