Fanuc Robot

Fanuc celebrates milestone

Sept. 29, 2023
Automation manufacturer produces 1 millionth robot

Fanuc has produced its 1 millionth industrial robot. As an automation provider for more than half a century, Fanuc has manufactured robots used in production facilities all over the world to assemble, handle, package, paint and weld products of every shape and size.

Fanuc developed its first robot in 1974 and entered the North American market in 1982, primarily as a supplier to the automotive industry. With more than 200 industrial-robot and collaborative-robot (cobot) model variants, Fanuc automation can be found in industries including aerospace, agriculture, food and beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and warehousing.

“Companies are striving to achieve their goals as they face an increasing labor shortage,” said Mike Cicco, president and CEO, Fanuc America. “Whether it’s a small shop or large assembly operation, we’re seeing more requests for easy-to-use automated solutions that will provide a quick return on investment (ROI). Fanuc is well-positioned to meet those needs.”

As an industrial trailblazer, Fanuc uses its own robots to make robots, controllers and machine tools. “When customers visit Fanuc’s headquarters in Japan, they are amazed to see the highly automated assembly lines and leave feeling confident in our ability to solve their production problems,” added Cicco.

Fanuc America is also ramping up its capabilities to meet customer growth with ongoing construction of its new West Campus scheduled to open in the spring of 2024. When combined with the existing headquarters and North Campus, Fanuc will occupy nearly 2 million sq ft of operational space in Oakland County, Michigan.

“Fanuc is excited for the future as we remain committed to developing automation products with the utmost technical expertise coupled with lifetime product support,” said Cicco.