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Yaskawa Electric among robot makers boosting output

Rising demand sparks expansion by Japanese producers in China

Yaskawa Electric is raising its output of industrial robots.

TOKYO -- Japanese industrial robot companies are increasing production to keep up with robust demand worldwide, especially in China.

Yaskawa Electric plans to raise its global monthly output of industrial robots to 5,000 units from the current 3,000, a two-thirds jump. It will set up a plant at an existing production site in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, doubling its Chinese output to more than 1,200 a month by 2019.

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