FANUC will Increase Robot Production with Factory Opening

Originally titled 'FANUC will Increase Robot Production with Factory Opening'

FANUC is scheduled to open a factory in August 2018, increasing the capacity of production for robots such as the seven-axis R-1000iA/120F-7B, and is is also leading the effort to address the shortage of skilled workers.

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FANUC is building a factory scheduled to open in August 2018. This factory will increase its robot capacity from 6,000 to 11,000 units per month, including the seven-axis R-1000iA/120F-7B robot.

Today, manufacturers are using automation to overcome inefficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity, and gain market share. “Automation and robotics are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness,” says Mike Cicco, president and CEO, FANUC America. “More companies are using automation to overcome inefficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity, and gain market share. Having sold a half million robots is a key milestone for FANUC, and we’re looking forward to expanding our capabilities to keep pace with the growing demand for automation.”

“The backbone of FANUC’s success is our talented workforce – all automation professionals, including an expanding product development team based in Japan and the U.S.,” Mr. Cicco adds. “In addition to highly qualified employees, we offer the most reliable automation products in the marketplace. Everyone at FANUC is very motivated and focused on designing the hardware and software that make our products easy to learn and use for all manufacturers, including the practical application of IIoT technologies.”

FANUC is also leading the effort to address a shortage of skilled workers, and help change the perceptions of careers in manufacturing. Its Certified Education (CERT) program provides educators with a STEM-based curriculum centered on robotics and automation training. FANUC CERT automation training aligns with industry and national certifications to prepare students for high-tech careers in manufacturing.