YASKAWA Electric Corp. is engaged in the manufacture, sale, installation, and maintenance of systems control and industrial products. It operates through the following segments: Motion Control, Robotics, Systems Engineering, and Others. The Motion Control provides servo motors, controllers, and alternating current drives. The Robotics segment offers automation of various industrial processes including arc welding, spot welding, painting, assembly, and handling for the automobile, electrical equipment, and semiconductor markets. The Systems Engineering segment provides engineering solutions for iron and steel plants such as blast furnaces and continuous casting equipment. The Others segment includes information-related products, software processing & related services, office automation devices, and distribution services. The company was founded on July 16, 1915 and is headquartered in Kitakyushu, Japan.