Monday, May 20, 2019

Centro Inc. with offices in Little Rock and El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, Mobile and Birmingham, AL, Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville, TN has been appointed as the a distributor for Yaskawa Motoman collaborative robots.

Centro will distribute the Motoman collaborative robot from Yaskawa in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida Panhandle, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Northern half of Louisiana.

The Yaskawa Motoman product line will become part of the Automation & Robotics Division which is managed by Jerry Walling, Division Sales Manager. With the addition of Yaskawa Motoman, Centro now distributes the three major product categories for Yaskawa: Drives, Motion and Robotics.

About Centro:

Centro Inc., founded in Memphis in 1970, is a specialty representative and distributor company focusing on industrial customers in the Discreet Manufacturing and Process Flow Markets. The company serves industrial customers through six product focused divisions:

    • Instrumentation, Measurement & Control Division
    • Valve, Actuation & Engineered Products Division
    • Purification & Filtration Division.
    • Pump & Seal Division
    • Process Equipment & Sanitary Division
    • Automation & Robotics Division

Centro has experienced significant growth since an ownership change in 2002 and has been recognized by the Memphis Business Journal with a Pacesetter Award. Centro is one of the top 100 Privately Held Businesses in Memphis and was selected by the Memphis Business Journal as Small Business of the Year in 2012.

About Yaskawa Motoman:

Yaskawa Motoman is an American subsidiary of the Japanese company Yaskawa Electric Corporation.

Yaskawa Motoman produces robotic automation for industry and robotic applications, including arc welding, assembly, clean room, coating, dispensing, material cutting (laser, plasma, waterjet), materials handling, materials removal, and spot welding. According to Yaskawa Motoman's official website, Yaskawa Motoman is the second largest robotics company in the Americas.

Centro and Yaskawa Motoman will be focused on automation & robotics opportunities that can be solved with collaborative robots. The Yaskawa human collaborative robot (HC10) is a new generation of robotics that is capable, affordable, versatile, easy to use and built with the industrial strength for which Yaskawa is known. These robots are for customers looking for easy automation, meaning an industrial robot to automate tasks that require it to work in close proximity to humans.

Please contact Michael Gallagher president of Centro in Memphis at (901) 357-1261 with questions or comments or refer to the Centro web site at