Based on its recent analysis of the micro-electric drives (0 to 10 kW) market, Frost & Sullivan recently presented Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. with the 2008 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. The award recognizes Yaskawa’s efforts to meet customer needs and reduce total cost of ownership for its global customers with its micro-electric drives. “Yaskawa’s customer-centric technological innovations have resulted in superior product features such as programmable functions, ability to withstand rugged operational conditions, and high reliability,” says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Deepthi Pamadiparthi.

Bringing out a single product that can address functionalities of a wide spectrum of customers is a major challenge for drives manufacturers. Here, Yaskawa has remained a pioneer in bringing out the right product for the right application. In addition, Yaskawa drives have a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 28 years, far higher than the industry average.

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