“Half a year after breaking ground for its first robot-production plant in Europe, Japanese group Yaskawa announced an expansion of its investment plans for Slovenia. On Monday, it signed a letter of intent for the construction of a plant manufacturing robotic hand components.

The new operation is to be built in Kočevje, next to the plant that is already in construction. Together, the two facilities are to employ about 500 people.

The letter of intent was signed in Kočevje by Manfred Stern, the boss of Yaskawa Europe, Slovenia’s Economic Development and Technology Minister Zdravko Počivalšek and Kočevje Mayor Vladimir Prebilič. Prime Minister Miro Cerar also attended the signing.” (Slovenia Times)