Routeco market position, technical competencies and outstanding service infrastructure create ideal partner to boost UK presence

Routeco’s office in Milton Keynes, UK

Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation section has appointed Routeco to distribute the full Yamaha portfolio of industrial robots and associated controllers and accessories in the UK.

Based in Milton Keynes, and with a network of local offices across the country, Routeco has over 40 years’ experience in the UK industrial automation sector. As a Technical Partner of choice it is trusted by major automation equipment brands and maintains a broad base of in-house technical expertise offering advice for automation and control products, software, and machine vision.

“We have chosen to work with Routeco based on the company’s technical strength and strong service support network that comprehensively covers the UK,” said Ryosuke Nakamura, Branch Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe IM business. “This agreement strengthens our presence in this important territory and enables us to continue growing our customer base and increasing support for the local market.”

Keith Harrison, Group Commercial Director, Routeco, commented, “The Yamaha portfolio allows us to deliver even more powerful solutions and great value to our clients, and fits perfectly with our skillset as the go-to partner for enterprises seeking to increase productivity by investing in advanced technologies.”

Yamaha has a comprehensive range of SCARA, cartesian, multi-axis and single-axis robots including modular linear conveyors that bring unique flexibility and scalability to robotic assembly cells. The YK-X series of SCARA robots offers many configurations, arm length from 350mm to 1200mm, maximum payload up to 50kg, and special options including dust-proof, drip-proof, and clean-room variants. The dedicated control system, RCX340, simplifies bringing conveyor modules and Yamaha’s iVY2 vision system into the robot domain, enabling rapid system integration, easy maintenance, and future-proof flexibility.

Current dynamic #DiscoverYamahaRobotics campaign includes special promotional offers on YK-X SCARA robots, a free trial of the powerful RCX-Studio programming software and unique Yamaha solutions and new products.

About Routeco

Since 1978 Routeco has successfully established itself as one of the UK’s leading distributors of industrial automation and control products. Over an impressive period of sustained and continuous growth, Routeco has secured a nationwide network of sales locations employing over 250 personnel. The company has expanded by focusing on providing customers with the very best choice of products from leading manufacturers from around the world packaged together with a range of value-added services.

A broad spectrum of industries depend upon Routeco’s unique commitment in providing a comprehensive quality service ranging from pharmaceutical and food processing to material handling and petrochemicals; from mining and metals, to utilities and textiles; from automotive and construction to machine tool and printing.

Routeco offers the broadest range of value added services available and excel at working with customers in designing and supplying custom solutions to meet the unique needs of their market.

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 FA Section offers a unified range of solutions for robotic assembly, including single-axis robots, SCARA, cartesian, and articulated robots. Innovations such as the LCM100 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 Hamamatsu, Yamaha FA Section serves customers globally through its worldwide sales network spanning China, Taiwan, Korea, south Asia, north America, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe.

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