FANUC Robotics celebrates 25th anniversary

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 2 May 2008



(2008), "FANUC Robotics celebrates 25th anniversary", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 3.



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FANUC Robotics celebrates 25th anniversary

Article Type: News From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 35, Issue 3.

FANUC Robotics America celebrated its 25th anniversary during an employee event at the company's 375,000ft2 headquarters and Customer Technology Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA.

“The foundation of our success stems from having a team of knowledgeable and experienced experts in the field of robotic automation, combined with the world's most intelligent and reliable robots, software and controls,” said Rick Schneider, President and CEO, FANUC Robotics. “We're especially grateful to Dr Eng. Seiuemon Inaba, Honorary Chairman of FANUC Ltd, for his vision and leadership for a quarter century,” he emphasized.

With more than 172,000 units in service worldwide, the FANUC family of companies, including FANUC Robotics America, FANUC Robotics Europe and FANUC Ltd offer sales, engineering and support of robotic systems across the globe. Over 80,000 FANUC robots are at work in the Americas in a variety of industries including automotive, food and beverage, consumer goods, glass, metals/machine tools, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and many others.

“Since the company was formed in 1982, FANUC Robotics America has achieved substantial growth and has become the leader in the North American robotics market,” said Dr Eng. Seiuemon Inaba. “The company continues to play an extremely important role in FANUC Group's robot businesses.”

Schneider points out that FANUC offers service for robotics at each of its 113 locations around the world, including FANUC Robotics America's extensive Customer Resource Center. “We're committed to making it easy for our customers to work with us. We continuously measure our performance to ensure that we meet or exceed our customers' expectations.”

“I am proud to say that FANUC Robotics plays an important role in helping North American manufacturers compete globally. Whether it's a simple pick-and-place application, or a process-intensive assembly system requiring vision or force sensing, our intelligent robotic solutions are technologically advanced to handle virtually any manufacturing challenge,” said Schneider.

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