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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's needs for products to improve global productivity through Automation. This website is designed to support Yaskawa customers in the Americas.

Awards

America's Safest Company by EHS TodaySafest Company Award

America’s Safest Companies demonstrated excellence in several areas: support from leadership, management, and employee involvement in the EHS process, innovative solutions to safety challenges, comprehensive training programs, and much more!

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Consulting-Specifying Engineer New Products AwardCSE New Products

The HV600 UL Type 12 Narrow Electronic Bypass was voted one of the best new products of 2022 by subscribers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. Yaskawa America received the Gold Award in the Mechanical category in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 2023 Product of the Year program!

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Award for Publication Excellence (APEX)APEX

Yaskawa's Drives Technical Communications has been awarded multiple APEX Awards for publication excellence in the How-To Writing and Best Redesign categories for their work on quick setup procedures and installation instructions.

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World-Class Customer Service Award

NorthFace ScoreBoard Award

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. earned the 2022 Customer Relationship Management Institute LLC (CRMI) NorthFace ScoreBoard Triple Crown Award℠ (NFSB) for achieving excellence in customer service (NFSB Service Award - Summit Status) – 11 year recipient, employee soft skills (NFSB CEMPRO Award) – 4 year recipient, and employee centric work environment (NFSB Voice of Employee Award) – 2 year recipient.

 

Design World's Leadership in Engineering ProgramLeadership in Engineering

The Drives and Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. was once again the winner in the Mechatronics category in Design World's 2022 Leadership in Engineering program.

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Clarivate Top 100 Global InnovatorTop 100 Award

Yaskawa has been listed for a 6th consecutive year on the Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators list, showcasing the world's top 100 most innovative organizations.

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Automation World's Leadership in Automation ProgramLeadership 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 2021 Leadership in Automation program.

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Superior CX AwardSuperior Customer Experience Award

In recognition of customer experience excellence, Yaskawa America has been honored with this award 6 years in a row by Interaction Metrics.

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Highest Risk Control Award

Risk Award

Columbus Insurance, Inc., has honored Yaskawa with the Risk Control Award of Excellence in the manufacturing sector. This is the second consecutive year that Yaskawa has received an award as a 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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Control Engineering Engineers' Choice AwardControl Engineering 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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Leaders in Packaging - 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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Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Award

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 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 AwardConsulting-Specifying Engineer's 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

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.