Canadian Packaging

Motoman On The Move


June 25, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Industrial automation technologies group Yaskawa America, Inc. has announced plans to move the operations of its recently acquired Motoman Robotics division to a new state-of-the-art, 300,000-square-foot office and production facility in Dayton, Ohio, which will serve as the division’s North American headquarters.

Purchased by the Japanese-headquartered conglomerate Yaskawa Electric Corporation this past June, Motoman Robotics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots—with Canadian operations in Mississauga, Ont., and Pointe Claire, Que.—boasting an installation base of more than 30,000 units in North and South America across a broad range of manufacturing industries.

Offering a diverse range of robots designed for most common automated industrial applications—including packaging, material handling, automated assembly, arc and spot welding, coating and dispensing, etc.—Motoman’s new facility will employ between 250 and 275 people when it starts up in the summer of 2011, according to the company, combining personnel from its current manufacturing and warehousing operations in West Carrollton, Ohio, and Troy, Mich.

"Motoman Robotics is extremely happy to be able to maintain its operations at a premier location for business and retail operations," says Motoman Robotics president Steve Barhorst, "and with our new state-of-the-art facility allow Motoman Robotics to serve our customers more efficiently, we feel that we are exceptionally well-positioned for future growth."

For more information visit www.yaskawa.com.