Eindhoven, 21 February 2018 - Yaskawa Benelux will move to the Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) as from 1 December 2018.
The company with thirty employees will rent 1,000 square metres in the Atrium. Yaskawa Benelux is part of Yaskawa Electric Corporation, which is a world leader in the production of servo drives, frequency inverters, industrial robots and control technology. “With the move to Brainport Industries Campus we can kill three birds with one stone,” says Eddie Mennen, Managing Director of Yaskawa Benelux. “As far as customers are concerned, we largely focus on the manufacturing industry. Besides, we can accelerate our own innovation in the field of robotics by participating more actively in the innovation programme of Brainport Industries. We are already participating in the fieldlab ‘Flexible Manufacturing’, but we are also interested in participating in the fieldlab ‘Advanced Manufacturing Logistics’. The latter includes mobile robots; an exciting theme that fits in perfectly with our core competencies and will undoubtedly lead to new business opportunities.”
Finally, Mennen sees excellent opportunities to develop their collabation with education further. “We are already working together with Summa College and Teclab in particular, who are going to establish themselves here and would like to take up more issues. But we also see excellent opportunities for cooperation if higher professional and university programmes join BIC in the future. That’s what I like about BIC. It will really become a showpiece for technology; also, to promote the influx of new technical talent. We can show that working in technology doesn’t mean that you’re covered in lubricants and oil all day; nor does it mean that there are only super nerds working here. Technology is just a very cool environment to work in. Brainport Industries Campus is the best place to show that.”
“We are very proud that Yaskawa has chosen Brainport Industries Campus”, says Ferdinand Gremmen, Director of Royal VolkerWessels company SDK Vastgoed. “With their innovative applications in the field of robotics, for example, but also with exoskeletons, a very good cross-fertilisation can occur with the other companies on the campus.”