Weyland Yutani Corp
The Weyland-Yutani Corporation is a large conglomerate corporation known as “The Company”. It was primarily a technology supplier, manufacturing synthetics, starships, and computers for a wide range of industrial and commercial clients. The company was founded by Peter Weyland in 2012, and it focused on technological advances, making huge strides in fields including holographics, off-world colonization, FTL travel, cybernetics, transportation, and healthcare. The company has a hand in almost every industrial sector and found common interest with many governments and bureaucratic divisions.
Weyland-Yutani is involved in space exploration and colonization efforts, seeking to establish human colonies on distant planets. Their primary goal is to exploit the resources and potential economic opportunities found on these new worlds. Over its history, the corporation constructed and administrated numerous colonies across the galaxy, including Hadley’s Hope on LV-426 and Freya’s Prospect on BG-386. Weyland-Yutani was also involved in non-civilian colonies, notably overseeing the Class C Work Correctional Unit and the associated industrial penal lead foundry on Fiorina “Fury” 161.
Weyland-Yutani is known for its extensive research into advanced technologies and biotechnologies. They are particularly interested in the xenomorphs, a deadly extraterrestrial species, and seek to capture and weaponize them for potential military applications, despite the obvious dangers. Though all attempts to harness its abilities have ended in bloodshed, acquisition of the Xenomorph remains a priority.
Weyland-Yutani is a pioneer in advanced android technology. They manufacture synthetic humans (androids) like the well-known “Bishop” and “Ash” models, which serve various purposes, including scientific research and manual labor. They also tend to use human-looking androids to spy on their human employees.
The company is known for engaging in cover-ups to hide their unethical activities and failures. They use their vast resources and influence to suppress any information that could damage their reputation or expose their illegal operations.
Weyland-Yutani is consistently portrayed as exhibiting the worst aspects of corporate profiteering, willing to sacrifice decency and life in the endless pursuit of profits. As such, it is a modern example of the longstanding trope of the evil mega-corporation in science fiction.