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Company Information

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Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division is a U.S. corporation, created to provide Automation Solutions and Support to our customers in North America, Central America, and South America. Yaskawa is the world's largest manufacturer of AC Inverter Drives, Servo and Motion Control, and Robotics Automation Systems. Products are marketed through direct sales, partners, representatives, dealers, and distributors. Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division is a wholly-owned corporation of Yaskawa Electric Corporation of Japan. Since 1915, Yaskawa Electric has served the world needs for products to improve global productivity through Automation. This website is designed to support Yaskawa customers in the Americas.

Awards

World-Class Customer Service Award

NorthFace ScoreBoard Award

The Drives and Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has earned the Customer Relationship Management Institute LLC (CRMI) NorthFace ScoreBoard Award (NFSB) for achieving excellence in customer service and support. This is the 8th consecutive year Yaskawa was honored with this award.

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Customer Experience Management Professional (CEMPRO) Award

CEMPRO Award

The Drives and Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has earned the Customer Relationship Management Institute LLC (CRMI) CEMPRO Award certification for engaging employees to meet the rigorous customer relationship training requirements of the program.

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Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator

Derwent Top 100

Yaskawa has been listed for a 5th consecutive year in Derwent from Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovators list, showcasing the world's top 100 most innovative organizations.

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Gold Interaction Metrics AwardGold Interaction Metrics Award

In recognition of customer experience excellence, Yaskawa America has been honored with this award 5 years in a row.

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Control Engineering 2020 AwardControl Engineering 2020 Engineers' Choice Award

Yaskawa's GA800 Variable Speed Drive was selected as the honorable mention in the "Motion Control - Drives" category in the 2020 Engineers' Choice Awards hosted by Control Engineering magazine!

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Design World's 2019 Leadership in Engineering Program

Leadership in Engineering

The Drives and Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. was once again the winner in the Mechatronics category in Design World's 2019 Leadership in Engineering program.

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Automation World's 2020 Leadership in Automation Program

Leadership in Automation

The Drives and Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. was once again awarded a place as a "First Team Honoree" in multiple categories in Automation World's 2020 Leadership in Automation program.

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Yaskawa Receives Highest Risk Control Award

Safety 2019

Yaskawa received the Highest Risk Control Award for the manufacturing sector of Columbus Insurance Ltd. This is awarded to the manufacturer who has implemented risk controls that yield an industry-leading workers compensation claims frequency rate for the past five years.

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Award for Publication Excellence (APEX)

APEX 2019

Yaskawa's Drives Technical Communications was awarded a 2019 APEX Award in the How-To Writing category for their design work on new quick setup procedures for Yaskawa's latest generation of AC drives. (Example: TOEPC71061748).

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Leaders in Packaging 2018 - Pack World

Leaders in Packaging

Packaging World's 2018 Leaders in Packaging program recognizes leadership and excellence in packaging machinery, materials, and services suppliers. You will find Yaskawa featured in the Controls and machine components and Robotics categories.

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Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2016 Product of the Year AwardAmerica's Safest Company 2017 by EHS Today

All of the 2017 America’s Safest Companies demonstrated support from management and employee involvement; provided innovative solutions to safety challenges; and much more!

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Control Engineering 2017 Engineers' Choice Award

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2016 Product of the Year Award

Yaskawa's SGD7 Sigma-7 SERVOPACKS have been selected as the winner in the "Motion Control - Servo Drives" category in the 2017 Engineers' Choice Awards hosted by Control Engineering magazine!

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Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year Award

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2016 Product of the Year Award

Our Z1000U HVAC Matrix Drive was honored with the Product of the Year Award by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.

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Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Award

Control Engineering 2016

Yaskawa's U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive was selected as the winner in the "Motion Control - Drives, Servo Drives" category in the Engineers' Choice Awards hosted by Control Engineering magazine!

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Deming Award

Deming Award

Yaskawa has grown to be a leader in the motion industry primarily through references from our current customers. They talk about us for one main reason; because we create products and solutions that work better and last longer.

Yaskawa products are designed to exceed industry standards for reliability. Products are designed to a calculated Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) which is above industry standard, for use as a base figure. The field-tested MTBF is far greater than calculated MTBF! Continuously setting sights higher, and working to achieve these goals, are what make Yaskawa a valuable business partner for your company.

Our dedication to total quality control standards enabled us to achieve the most prestigious quality award in the world, the Deming Application Prize. Yaskawa is the first company specializing in industrial electronic equipment to receive the prize.