PM Miro Cerar said the arrival of Yaskawa is extremely important for Slovenia and Europe, and especially for the Kočevje region, as the new factory of the biggest producer of industrial robots in the world will contribute to an all-round development. The CEO of Yaskawa Europe, Manfred Stern, said that robots will not only be made in Kočevje, but that "we will have many engineers here who will develop new robots not only for Europe, but also for the global market."
Yaskawa, which employs 14,500 people – from that around 1,700 in Europe – makes 40,000 robots a year. Apart from the factory itself, Yaskawa will also plans to open a research and development centre in Kočevje, which will closely cooperate with Slovenia’s universities and institutes.
The total investment in the factory is valued at around 25 million euros. Slovenia will co-finance the project with 5,6 million euros.
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