Yaskawa America Inc. announces that its Motoman Robotics division has executed an option agreement to secure property at the recently developed Austin Road interchange just south of Dayton, OH for a 300,000 square foot office and production facility, which will serve as the North American headquarters.
The robotics and robotic automation solutions' manufacturer is combining its current West Carrollton, OH headquarters (pictured) with a manufacturing plant and warehouse in Troy, OH. The facility will house approximately 250-275 employees with plans to expand the employee base and facility as the company expands operations. An extra 200,000 square feet may be added to the building to support Motoman Robotics' planned growth.
"Motoman Robotics is extremely happy to be able to maintain its operations in the Dayton, OH region at a premier location for business and retail operations," says Steve Barhorst, president and COO of Motoman Robotics. "With the unification of Yaskawa Electric America Inc. and Motoman Inc into one company (Yaskawa America Inc.), which occurred effective June 1, 2010, and now the finalization of plans for our new state-of-the-art facility, which will allow Motoman Robotics to serve our customers more efficiently, we feel that we are exceptionally well-positioned for future growth."
State and local government officials, including Montgomery County, the City of Miamisburg, the Dayton and Montgomery County Port Authority, the Transportation Improvement District and RG Properties, contributed to maintaining Motoman Robotics' operations in Ohio, according to Barhorst.
The facility will be located approximately five miles south of the current headquarters in West Carrollton, OH. The new location is off the southbound I-75 exit at the Austin Road interchange.