Motoman celebrates ten-year and 10,000th robot installation milestones

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Motoman celebrates ten-year and 10,000th robot installation milestones", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 2.



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Motoman celebrates ten-year and 10,000th robot installation milestones

Motoman celebrates ten-year and 10,000th robot installation milestones

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Motoman, Inc., a subsidiary of Yaskawa Electric America (YEA) and Yaskawa Electric Corporation (YEC), announces its ten-year anniversary and 10,000th robot installation. Headquartered in West Carrollton, Ohio, USA, Motoman is holding two events celebrating these important milestones.

On Tuesday, September 28, 1999, an open house was held at the recently expanded headquarters for customers, vendors, industry media, and local government officials. Technical product sessions, tours of Motoman's two Ohio facilities, a luncheon, and a traditional sake ceremony were offered to attendees (see Plate 3).

"When we were formed in 1989, Motoman was the 12th largest robot company in the Western Hemisphere. Today we are the third largest robot company with a historical compounded growth rate in excess of 25 percent. The keys to our success include commitment to stellar customer satisfaction, focus on delivering innovative automation solutions, dedicated employees, strong suppliers, and committed parent companies", stated Motoman President, Craig Jennings.

Plate 3(Left to right): Yoshinori Abe, senior vice president, Motoman; Craig Jennings, president, Motoman; Maxine Gilman, mayor, West Carrollton, Ohio; Don Vincent, president, RIA and Koh Kukuchi, past chairman of Yaskawa Electric Corporation participate in sake ceremony commemorating Motoman's anniversary

Attending from the Ohio Governor's office was Anthony Whitmore, Governor's Regional Economic Development Representative.

In addition, West Carrollton Government dignitaries attending included: Mayor Maxine Gilman, Deputy Mayor Gill Gordon, City Manager G. Tracy Williams, and Fire Chief Jack Keister.

"I am very happy to be able to share this important milestone with the associates of Motoman", said Mayor Gilman. "With continued expansion and the addition of jobs, Motoman is the type of 'corporate citizen' that West Carrollton is proud to have."

A picnic-style open house was held on Saturday, September 25, for employees and their families. Highlights included a recognition ceremony for five- and 10-year employees.

As one of the largest robot solution suppliers in the Western Hemisphere, Motoman provides complete robotic solutions for a variety of applications including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material cutting, material handling, material removal, and spot welding. In addition to the 182,000 sq.ft West Carrollton facility (headquarters, advanced systems engineering, and customer satisfaction), Motoman's Ohio facilities also include an 80,000 sq.ft warehouse and 110,000 sq.ft standard engineering, manufacuring and distribution facility located in Troy.

For more information on Motoman Inc. or Motoman products, call (937) 847-3300, or write to Motoman Inc., 805 Liberty Lane, West Carollton, Ohio 45449, USA. Visit Motoman's Web site at

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