The Japanese technology company Yaskawa is planning to increase its presence in Europe, with the aim of becoming one of the two leading manufacturers of industrial robots in Europe in the medium term. The company intends in particular to expand its production capacities and open a new robot manufacturing plant and a new European robotics development centre in Slovenia, in addition to its existing production facilities in Japan and China. Two hundred new jobs will be created. The first Motoman robots produced entirely in Europe are expected to roll off the production line in 2018. The factory should satisfy about 80 percent of the European demand for robots. The total investment is estimated to be in the order of 25 million euros.