The Cornerstone for a New Robots Plant Is Laid in Kočevje

The cornerstone was laid in Kočevje for a new robots plant, which has no analogues in Europe.

The investment project of the Japanese corporation Yaskawa will cost about 25 million euros. Slovenia provided this project with the state support, covering 23% of the cost (5.6 million euros). The plant’s area of 11,040 square metres is planned to be completely constructed before the end of 2018. The production should start in 2019. At least 200 employees will work in the plant.

Manfred Stern, the Yaskawa Europe’s President and the Yaskawa Electric Corporation’s Vice-President, was present at the ceremony of laying the cornerstone.

The Yaskawa Electric Corporation was established in 1915 in Japan and has a staff of 14,500 employees. Its annual turnover is 3.5 billion euros. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of the new generation of servo drives (Sigma-7 series), inverter drives (GA700) and industrial robots Motoman. At present, over 380 thousand robots have already been sold on the market. The company is one of the leading international suppliers in the field of drive production and automation technology. In the medium term, the company plans to become the leading player in strategic markets, to which Europe belongs.