The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. (Dayton, OH) recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Previously known as Motoman, Inc., the company was incorporated on July 18, 1989, as a 50/50 joint venture between Hobart Brothers Company and Yaskawa Electric America, and officially began operations on August 1, 1989. In 1994, Motoman Inc. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Kitakyushu, Japan), a worldwide leader in mechatronics and robots.
The company started with 59 employees, now has nearly 700 employees serving from 11 strategically-placed facilities throughout the Americas, and is committed to supporting the nation’s STEM initiatives and promoting the use of robotics for education and workforce development. “This is an incredible milestone for our company,” offered Steve Barhorst, the president and chief operating officer of Yaskawa Motoman. “The hard work and dedication of talented team members has enabled us to constantly push the boundaries of innovation and provide the highest level of customer satisfaction in the automation industry. I’m very proud of our accomplishments over the past 30 years and look forward to the development of new products and technology.”
With headquarters in Dayton, the company has additional facilities in Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Canada (Mississauga, ON and Pointe-Claire, QC); Mexico (Aguascalientes, Apodaca – N.L C.P. and Queretaro); and Brazil (Diadema – São Paulo). In celebration, Yaskawa Motoman recently held an internal event with current and past employees to recognize their 30-year anniversary.
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