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Japan's low-key robot giant: it is comparable to FANUC abb, which earns tens of billions from China every year. At present, the global industrial robot field is dominated by FANUC, KUKA (which has been acquired by Midea), abb and Yaskawa electric. In the Chinese market, the four major enterprises account for more than 70% of the market share. Among them, Yaskawa electric and Fanuc are both Japanese enterprises. Compared with the operating income, the comprehensive strength of the former is slightly inferior to the latter, ranking second in Japan

Yaskawa electric was founded in the last century, and the pressure loss in the system increased; On the contrary, at the beginning, this low-key enterprise has experienced more than a century of development and is now one of the global industrial robot giants. It is also a world leader in the fields of drive control, motion control, system control and industrial robots. According to public data, the global revenue of Yaskawa electric in 2018 was 482billion yen (about 32billion yuan)

like many enterprises, Yaskawa electric can achieve the current achievements, and the process is not plain sailing. When it was founded, Yaskawa electric was just a company specializing in the production of electric motors, committed to helping Japan get rid of its dependence on foreign machinery products. However, at that time, the company could hardly get orders, and its market share was occupied by two enterprises, Zhipu, the predecessor of Hitachi and Toshiba. The business situation was deteriorating, and a large number of products were piled up in the warehouse

to make matters worse, Yaskawa Electric's burden became heavier due to the severe market downturn in the 1930s. After some exploration and comparing the products of Hitachi, Zhipu and other large companies, Yaskawa electric found that its own products did not have obvious advantages and characteristics. Based on this, the company decided to concentrate on the development of motor products

although this strategy reduces the product categories of Yaskawa electric, it effectively distinguishes the company from integrated heavy-duty electrical manufacturers such as Hitachi and general electric. At the same time, the company also pioneered the introduction of advanced flow operation mode from Germany, which expanded the factory's capacity by four times. With this series of measures, Yaskawa became famous in the industry at one fell swoop, and its development was on the right track. By the 1950s, according to foreign media reports, the company's sales had exceeded 1billion yen

in the 1960s, Yaskawa electric realized that a single business model could not adapt to the development situation at that time, so it began to develop a new business - the field of factory full automation. By summarizing the technology accumulation in the field of automation, the company proposed the far-reaching concept of mechatronics

shortly after that, Yaskawa officially entered the robot field, and demonstrated Japan's first self-developed electric arc welding robot at the Tokyo International Robot Exhibition. This product broke the Convention of hydraulic robots at that time and attracted the attention of many people. However, due to the high price, and the running speed and horsepower are not comparable to conventional robots, the products have not been ordered

Yaskawa electric was not discouraged and continued to tackle key technical problems. After repeated research, it finally produced Japan's first all electric industrial robot in 78. Only a month later, the company received orders from auto parts manufacturers, and the popularity of products is gradually increasing. It is worth mentioning that FANUC became independent from its parent company at almost the same time. Its robots are popular in the market because they can improve productivity and reduce costs, and the company has also been able to expand rapidly. It can be said that FANUC and Yaskawa electric have always been rivals, and the two sides have launched fierce competition

in the 1990s, Yaskawa electric entered the Chinese market. As a leader in Japanese manufacturing industry, the company soon developed with the help of the prosperity of Chinese manufacturing industry. By 2014, it had won 20% of the market share in China's industrial robot field and reached the top strongly. In recent years, FANUC has led Yaskawa electric in market share in China, but their annual revenue in China has reached tens of billions

in April this year, FANUC announced that its largest robot production base in the world, after Japan, would soon land in Shanghai; In addition, abb will also establish a super factory for robots in Shanghai; So far, the four robot families have all realized localization in China. It can be predicted that the competition of global industrial robots will be more intense

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