Make the BIG switch to net zero emissions

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch focuses on electrifying the world with game-changing green technologies. Our products accelerate the switch toward net zero emissions. We provide The Switch electrical machines and high-power converters to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators (SIs).

Today, we have delivered over 22 GW of megawatt-class environmental energy technology to leading wind, marine and industrial customers throughout the world.

Now we are bringing PM motors to electric propulsion systems and revolutionary high-power converter designed for Marine DC distribution without compromises.

  • >22 GW
    of megawatt-class technology installed

  • Since 2014
    Fully owned by Japan-based Yaskawa Electric Corporation

  • Focus application areas
    Wind, marine and turbo

Join us on our mission to generate and use electricity cost efficiently and lower emissions

Latest news

  • 4 reasons our PM machines are the #1 choice for direct-drive shaft generators

    We’re proud to announce that our permanent magnet (PM) machines lead the market for direct-drive shaft generators. Since 2015, more than 100 vessels have gone to sea with our technology and more than 270 shaft generator orders have been placed. Currently, we deliver tens of machines annually to shipyards via our system integrator customers. What…

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  • Ultrafast protection is key to very large marine battery systems

    Incat Tasmania’s new Ro-Pax ferry is a big step forward in the development of all-electric vessels! Powered by the largest energy storage system of any vessel to date, the lightweight catamaran ferry also breaks ground with a number of other firsts when delivered in 2025: “The vessel redefines the future of ferry operations worldwide and…

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  • Switching on frequently 03/2023: The Switch welcomes new shareholders!

    We are now at the beginning of a new era. BEMAC Corporation, as the majority shareholder, together with Mitsui & Co. have entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of The Switch group from Yaskawa. The final closing will be subject to a few conditions, like regulatory approvals. This is…

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  • Big effort to redefine rotating machinery

    In 2020, we launched our SRS standalone high-speed machine and the “no gear” marketing campaign. We wanted to show customers who need high rotational speed that we provide an attractive possibility to remove the complicated, low-efficiency and expensive mechanical gear from their systems. Now in 2023, there seems to be push for even further with…

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