Robotics company Yaskawa to base UK headquarters at new Sunderland plant

A global robotics company is set to move its UK headquarters to Sunderland as part of plans to create a new manufacturing plant in the North East.
Yaskawa – part of Japanese manufacturing giant Yaskawa Electric Corporation – is a leading tech supplier of drives, motion controls and robotics and it is keen to take advantage of opportunities in the electric and hybrid vehicles sector. The opportunities in EV tech will see the firm plant roots at Hillthorn Park, next to Nissan UK and the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), where it is opening a 35,000sqft facility.
The company is relocating its UK operation to W …