Processing Magazine

Yaskawa Achieves Milestone

September 21, 2011

Waukegan, Ill. -- Yaskawa America Inc. manufactured its one millionth inverter in the United States this month marking a significant milestone for the drives and motion control company.

“This is a major milestone for our company, as it represents our commitment to building our products in the United States,” Mike Knapek, president and chief operating officer, said. “While we are certainly a global player, our manufacturing presence is heavily focused here.”

Producing product in the United States gives Yaskawa America the ability to deliver quickly when our customers need it. “Yaskawa America has outperformed our competition with quick deliveries even with the recent component shortage issue due to the Japan earthquake,” Knapek said.

“We benefit greatly from the work ethic of our employees and the commitment they make to making quality products on time for our customers.”

About Yaskawa

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. manufactures industrial automation equipment. Its products include industrial AC drives, commercial HVAC drives, spindle drives and motors, servo amplifiers, servo motors, machine controllers, and low-voltage industrial control switches. Yaskawa America’s Motoman Robotics Division makes industrial robots that can weld, assemble, cut, and handle goods for manufacturers.

For more information on the company or products, please contact Tom Kutcher or visit www.yaskawa.com.