Yamaha Motor Europe Robotics announced today that the company will expand and renovate the office buildings that were built in the Toyooka-cho area in Kita-ku,Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture at the end of 2016. The initiative is set to expand the production capacity of the Hamamatsu Robotics Office, which develops, manufactures, and sells surface mounters and industrial robots. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2023, with all work to be completed by June 2024.
Hamamatsu Robotics Office impression (after initiative) shown above
As a result of this expansion and renovation, the total floor area of the office buildings will be approximately 1.6 times the current level to approximately 82,000m2, the production area will be expanded by 1.8 times, and the production capacity of surface mounters will be doubled. By expanding the development area, and improving the environment for evaluation and laboratories, the initiative is also intended to promote steadier product development. In addition, the company envisions the realization of next-generation offices through the installation of smart showrooms and carbon neutrality support. The project is expected to strengthen manufacturing, sales, technology, and service systems in the new environment.The strengthening of the base through this expansion and renovation is part of the company’s strategic investment in growing businesses under its new medium-term management plan (2022-2024). Yamaha Motor will further enhance its customer-oriented systems for technology, sales, and services, which is the strength of its robotics business, and work towards reinforcing profitability by expanding the scale and business area in a growing market.
|Address||127 Toyooka-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka|
|Total Floor Area||52,317m²(current) ⇒82,042m²(after extension)|
|Number of Employees
|1,800 approx. (as of January 2022) *Including non-regular employees|
|Business Overview||Development, production and sales of surface mounting systems, industrial robots, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment|
About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section
Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards.
Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers, dispensers and intelligent SMD storage system. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.
Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients.
ABOUT YAMAHA Robotics FA Section
Yamaha Factory Automation Section (FA Section), a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation, is focused on delivering flexible, high-accuracy industrial robots for precision automation challenges.
With its roots in the introduction of robot technology to Yamaha motorcycle assembly activities, the division has over 40 years’ experience solving automation challenges from factory-scale to micron-level. Yamaha’s industrial robots are now trusted by leading corporations worldwide, in activities as diverse as semiconductor fabrication and assembling electronic products, domestic appliances, automotive components, and large liquid-crystal panels.
Yamaha Motor FA Section offers a unified range of solutions for robotic assembly, including single-axis robots, SCARA, cartesian, and articulated robots. Innovations such as the LCM200R linear conveyor module; a smoother, space-saving and more versatile successor to conventional belt and roller conveyors continue to set the pace in factory automation. Core robotic technologies as well as key components and complete robot systems are all produced in-house, ensuring consistent quality and control over lead-times.
Headquartered in Neuss, Germany, Yamaha FA Section serves customers in all Europe.