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Yaskawa breaks ground to build Slovenia factory

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


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