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Yaskawa America Inc.'s (YAI) businesses, Motoman Robótica do Brasil and Yaskawa Eléctrico do Brasil Ltd., will move from separate locations into a single, larger site in São Paulo, Brazil.

PlasticsToday Staff

July 17, 2012

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Yaskawa moves Brazilian drives, robots businesses into larger, shared space

Yaskawa America Inc.'s (YAI) businesses, Motoman Robótica do Brasil and Yaskawa Eléctrico do Brasil Ltd., will move from separate locations into a single, larger site in São Paulo, Brazil. The newly constructed manufacturing campus in Diadema will have 56,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, 38,000 sq ft of office space, and a 6000 sq ft training space, for a total of more than 100,000 sq ft. YAI-Brazil.jpg

Yaskawa Brazil operation

Yaskawa, which manufactures AC drives, motion control products, and industrial robots, stated in a release that both divisions will gain increased efficiencies and production capacity through co-locating, but will remain as independent divisions. Both companies expected to be fully operational at the new site by mid-July, with approximately 150 employees to be located on the new campus.

A Yaskawa spokesperson told PlasticsToday that the companies will split the new space equally. Motoman moves to Diadema from São Bernardo do Campo, where it has operated for 13 years, while Yaskawa's São Paulo operation has been in business for 43 years. The spokesperson said the new site is approximately three times larger than the space previously occupied by the companies.

Steve Barhorst, president and COO of Yaskawa America Inc.'s Motoman Robotics Division, expected the new shared space to encourage greater cooperation between the units and provide expanded manufacturing and demonstration floor space, new training labs, additional office space, and new infrastructure.

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