Yaskawa has broken ground to mark the start of the construction of a new factory in Slovenia, in Europe.
The company will spend almost $30 million in building the new facility in Kocevje.
The foundation stone was laid a few days ago.
Attending the ceremonial ground-breaking, was Slovenian prime minister, Miro Cerar, and many senior executives from Yaskawa, including:
- president and CEO and vice president Yaskawa Electric, Manfred Stern;
- president of Yaskawa Robotics Europe and Yaskawa Europe director, Bruno Schnekenburger; and
- general manager of Yaskawa Robotics division and vice president of Yaskawa Electric, Masahiro Ogawa.
Cerar said: “Kocevje is a symbol of good news for me. Today we lay the cornerstone for a new factory.”
Yaskawa chose Slovenia to expand its European manufacturing operations.
The Slovenia facility will employ around 200 people and produce approximately 6,000 robots annually by 2023, according to RTVSlo.si.