“The company is rapidly expanding its European footprint and is currently running three other construction projects in Europe.

Starting in 2018, the first Motoman robots from Yaskawa will be manufactured through purely European production. And with this goal in mind, a new robot production facility as well as a new European robotics development centre are being built in Slovenia. The plant is to cover approximately 80% of European robot demand, the company states in a press release.

Yaskawa is investing nearly $29M in this expansion, and at the same time creating roughly 200 new jobs. The Robotics Division currently employs some 960 workers across Europe – with nearly a third of this in Germany. The company also employs around 350 development and application engineers in Europe.” (Evertiq)