Electric Corporation

 Your First Choice for Automation


                 YASKAWA Electric is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the fields of drive technology, industrial automation and robotics based in Kitakyushu, Japan. Founded in 1915, we see ourselves as a pioneer in these sectors, always striving to optimise the productivity and efficiency of machines and industrial systems with our innovations.

For over 100 years now, our products and solutions have been supporting automation in a wide variety of industrial processes including mining, mechanical engineering and toolmaking, as well as the automotive, packaging, wood processing, lift, textile and semiconductor industries.

The activities of YASKAWA Electric are divided into 4 areas:
Motion Control (inverter drives, servo drives, servomotors, machine controllers), Robotics (industrial robots, service robots, robot systems), System Engineering (medium-voltage inverters, generators and converters) and Information Technology (software, information processing).


Employees worldwide

2.0 M

Frequency inverters produced each year

22 M

Frequency inverters installed


Industrial robots installed

12 M

Servo drives installed


Offices worldwide


Robots produced each year

1.5 M

Servo motors produced each year



Europe GmbH

                          Based in Eschborn, Germany, YASKAWA Europe offers mechatronics and robotics solutions for companies throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS states. With subsidiaries in these regions and European production sites, we are within close reach of the markets’ requirements.

Since late 2012, VIPA has been part of the YASKAWA family, where it joined Drives & Motion and Robotics as a third division. The company is based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, and develops and produces PLCs, I/O systems and advanced industrial HMIs.


Employees in Europe




Production sites


European product development, application support, sales, consulting, repairs, service and training


Drives & Motion

          Drive Technology

Frequency inverters, servo drives and machine controllers, as well as customer-specific drive and control systems from YASKAWA have been proving their value in the marketplace for years. Our experience with flexible automation solutions and expertise in numerous industries and applications makes us a qualified partner for developing system solutions.


          Robotics & Plant Engineering

YASKAWA is one of the largest manufacturers of industrial robots, with 330,000 robots installed worldwide. In addition to application-based variants such as welding, palletising, painting and handling robots, the broad range of robots includes robots designed for laboratory and clean room applications as well as top quality, turnkey automated welding systems.


          Control Technology

For years now, VIPA has been driving innovation in the fields of PLCsand HMIs. VIPA thus rounds out the YASKAWA portfolio of central controller products and allows customers to purchase powerful systems from a single source.