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Fanuc Expands U.S. Presence with $110 Million Michigan Facility

New site to enhance support for North American clients with advanced robotics and automation solutions
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Fanuc’s U.S. subsidiary has launched a $110 million facility in Michigan, aiming to bolster its capabilities in storing, selling, and maintaining Japan-made industrial robots for the North American market. This move marks a significant expansion in a region where demand for automation technology is rapidly increasing.

The facility spans 270,000 square meters and can house over 6,000 robots. It features state-of-the-art automated systems for the efficient handling of these robots, ensuring streamlined operations. This site is strategically positioned near another Fanuc industrial campus that opened in 2019, reinforcing the company’s commitment to North America.

Fanuc has also developed similar sites in Canada and Mexico, further extending its footprint across the continent. Michael Cicco, CEO of Fanuc America, emphasized the company’s ongoing growth trajectory and its dedication to providing cutting-edge robotic and automation solutions to enhance industrial efficiency.

Future plans for the Michigan site include the establishment of training facilities for North American customers, reflecting Fanuc’s investment of $250 million in the region since 2019. This investment aligns with the company’s strategy to address the rising demand for automation driven by labor shortages and increasing wages in North America.

Last fiscal year, the Americas contributed to 40% of Fanuc’s 380.9 billion yen ($2.36 billion) in sales from its robot division, surpassing other regions. This underscores the critical role of North America in Fanuc’s global operations.

 

 

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