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Yaskawa America, Inc.

Waukegan, IL 60085-6751

Company Overview

At Yaskawa, we help you explore what’s possible and open new doors to opportunity. Rather than accepting the status quo, we invite you to ask, “What if?” And then we make it possible. That dedication to engineering & innovation is what makes us different.

Variable frequency drives, servo systems, machine controllers, robotics

Leaders in Packaging
Years in business:57
Number of employees:1400
Geographic sales distribution:North, Central, and South America
Sales Channel:Distributors

Yaskawa America warrants drives and motion products for (1) year from the date the product is first used by Buyer, or 18 months from the date of shipment, whichever occurs first.

Service, support & spare parts:

Technical phone support, onsite field service, parts shipment services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other support includes jobsite startup or service, factory repair, replacement parts, in-warranty repair, and exchange programs.


Practical, hands-on training classes held at our facilities. On-site training. eLearning modules and videos available for download or through a mobile app or through our Learning Management System

2121 Norman Drive South
Waukegan, IL 60085-6751
United States
Toll Free:800-927-5292

Yaskawa is the leading global manufacturer of variable frequency drives, servo systems, machine controllers and industrial robots. Our standard products, as well as tailormade solutions, are well known and have a high reputation for outstanding quality and reliability.

We continuously work to save you money, time, and energy, because we believe your machine can always run faster, smoother and more productively. It’s about making the correct diagnoses, creating the right automation machinery, and implementing it in the best way possible.

Yaskawa AC Servo Systems come to a precise position with a speed and consistency that is unmatched in the industry. Connect our rotary, linear, and direct drive motors to an advanced Yaskawa machine controller to achieve SINGULAR CONTROL: the ability to manage robots, servos and drives with a single controller and familiar IEC 61131-3 programming.

Yaskawa offers a variety of low and medium voltage AC drives that support every application in the industrial plant, offering size and performance options from fractional HP to 16,000 HP. Our latest variable frequency drives provide simple motor setup with highly flexible network communications, embedded functional safety, no-power programming, and easy-to-use tools featuring mobile device connectivity with our DriveWizard® mobile app.

Over 540,000 Yaskawa Robots are at work worldwide, with 150+ models to choose from and the strength of decades of application expertise.

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Key Contact
Michael Knapek
President, CEO