Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of servo motors, controllers, AC drives and industry robots, has announced plans to build the world's largest robot manufacturing plant in China's Jiangsu province.
According to Japanese media reports, this new plant will be Yaskawa's first overseas robot plant. With an investment of JPY4 billion, which is about CNY300 million, the plant is located in Changzhou, Jiangsu. The plant will have the largest production scale in the world and it will use the latest equipment to make automobile manufacturing related robots. By 2015, it is expected to reach the monthly production capacity of 1,000 robots.
The labor costs in China have been rapidly increasing and the manufacturing industry has started introducing industry robots to work sites to replace human labor. China will become one of the largest industry robots market in the world as it tries to tap this opportunity.
Yaskawa will make China a robot manufacturing hub to enlarge its manufacturing and sales system.