Acquisition provides new line of paint robots available through Motoman Inc.

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

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(2000), "Acquisition provides new line of paint robots available through Motoman Inc.", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ir.2000.04927cab.007

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Acquisition provides new line of paint robots available through Motoman Inc.

Acquisition provides new line of paint robots available through Motoman Inc.

Keywords: Paint application, Robots, Motoman

Motoman, Inc. has announced that its parent company, Yaskawa Electric Corporation (YEC) of Japan, purchased the industrial robotic paint division of Tokico Ltd, Kawasaki City, Japan, on September 6, 1999. Tokico was a robotic coating solution leader in Japan with a market share in excess of 20 per cent. This acquisition will enable Yaskawa and Motoman to offer a new line of painting robots.

"Motoman and Yaskawa have always had an industrial painting product line for automotive/truck painting applications. Tokico's acquisition adds six new industrial application (i.e. automotive parts, agricultural products, and furniture) painting robots which will greatly increase our ability to meet the robotic coating needs of our existing and future customers", stated Craig Jennings, Motoman President.

Motoman will be responsible for direct sales, training, and spare parts, and complete support of the current installed base of Tokico robots in North and South America.

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.

YEC, established in 1915, has grown to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of a diverse lineup of mechatronics products, including Motoman industrial robots, inverters, servos, programmable controllers, and motion controllers for use in all types of highly advanced machinery and automation solutions. Yaskawa is a recipient of ISO 9000 certification and holds numerous quality excellence awards, including the prestigious Deming Application Prize.

For more information on Motoman, Inc. or Motoman products, call (937) 847 3300, or write to Motoman, Inc., 805 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449. Visit Motoman's Website at www.motoman.com