Team member since branch inception in 2011 excited to build on collective achievements

Yamaha Robotics is exicted to announce that it has appointed Ms Ai Nagakubo as Branch Manager at the company’s European headquarters in Neuss, near Duesseldorf, Germany from 1st January 2024.

Ms. Nagakubo joined Yamaha Robotics at the organisation’s founding in 2011. She takes over as Branch Manager, moving from her previous position as Corporate Department Manager handling finance, human resources, logistics operations, and working closely with Yamaha Corporation in Japan.

Ms. Ai NagakuboMs. Ai Nagakubo

As Branch Manager, Ms. Nagakubo will oversee both sections of Yamaha Robotics, Surface Mount Technology and Factory Automation, to ensure continued business development focusing on sales growth, collaboration with distributors and technical partners. Both sections are introducing new innovations at a rapid pace, including new smart-factory software to assist advanced surface-mount electronics assembly, AI-powered optical inspection, and new component-mounting and printing platforms including the award-winning YRM20DL dual-lane mounter. The Factory Automation section has revealed new industrial robots including flexible transport modules and a new cost-efficient SCARA model for cleanroom applications such as semiconductor manufacturing, food processing, and medical-device assembly, as well as innovative handling solutions developed with system integrator partners.

Applying her strategic vision and commitment to success, Ms. Nagakubo will work to exceed corporation’s goals and objectives. She stated, “It is a privilege to have been a part of this talented team, contributing to the high-tech business community in Europe. I am excited at the opportunity to build on the solid foundation we have created and to work closely with everyone as we move forward to reach even greater achievements in the future.”

About Yamaha 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 LCMR200 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.