Motoman, Yaskawa Electric America combine

June 14, 2010

Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America Inc. have announced that they are combining to form Yaskawa America Inc.

The Motoman operations in Dayton, Ohio, will form the Motoman Robotics Div. of Yaskawa America; the Yaskawa Electric America Inc. operations in Waukegan, Ill., will form the Drives & Motion Div.

"The global economy is recovering, and we believe this is the perfect time to combine the brand name strength of Yaskawa and Motoman," said Gen Kudo, Yaskawa America Inc. chairman and CEO. "Using the name Yaskawa on a global basis will strengthen our corporate identity and emphasize the strong global connection between drives, motion control products, and robotics."

From an operational standpoint, both the Drives & Motion Div. and the Motoman Robotics Div. will continue to operate independently, retaining the same management structures and operating in the same geographic regions that are currently in place.

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