Robotics Industry News
A Robot Helps FANUC America Break Ground on New Facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan
FANUC America Corporation Posted 11/01/2018
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – FANUC America Corporation, the leading supplier of robotics, CNC systems, ROBOMACHINEs and Industrial IoT solutions held a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its new North Campus facility in Auburn Hills, MI.
“Robotics and automation are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness,” said Mike Cicco, president & CEO, FANUC America. “We’re looking forward to expanding our facilities here in Oakland County to keep pace with the growing demand for automation.”
“To highlight the importance of robotics in the manufacturing sector, we’ve included one of our robots to help us break ground,” added Cicco.
Employees, customers and guests cheered as the robot broke ground along with FANUC executives and several local and state dignitaries, including: Congressman Mike Bishop; Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel and MEDC Rep. Ricardo Gonzales.
FANUC’s products are applied in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, food, pharmaceuticals, logistics and warehousing to name a few. Since 1982, the company’s line of painting robots, and a variety of automation software products have been designed and built in Michigan. With the addition of the new North Campus building, FANUC America’s three facilities in Michigan total 1,155,525 square feet.
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2019, FANUC America’s new North Campus will house engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing. The $51 million expansion is expected to create 100 jobs.
About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.
FANUC embraces a culture of “Service First” which means that customer service is our highest priority. We are committed to supplying our customers with parts and support for the life of their FANUC products.
FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities in: Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, and Manaus, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and Queretaro, Mexico. For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website at www.fanucamerica.com.