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02. Nov 2017 at 15:54 Kočevje News

Foundation stone for Yaskawa robots factory laid in Kočevje today

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The foundation stone for a new robots factory of Japanese robotics giant Yaskawa was laid in Kočevje today.

Prime Minister Miro Cerar hailed the investment as "green, creative and smart". He also noted he was pleased that the representatives of Yaskawa recognised Slovenia as a good opportunity for such an important foreign investments and the country's workforce as qualified enough for such demanding tasks.

The Yaskawa investment is valued at almost EUR 25m. Vice-president of Yaskawa Electric Corporation Manfred Stern said that the new plant was to help Yaskawa meet the European needs. The plant is planned to start operating in the final quarter of next year. Yaskawa employs 14,500 people around the world. It also produces 40,000 robots annualy.

The plant in Kočevje is to employ some 200 people and produce 6,000 robots a year by 2023.

T. Mi.