FANUC America opens new $110M robotics and automation campus in Michigan


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FANUC America’s new 650,000 sq. ft. West Campus facility is part of the company’s strategic investment plan to support and advance industrial automation and robotics in North America.

The West Campus facility is a part of FANUC’s plan to help robotics in North America. Supply: FANUC America

FANUC America Corp. as we speak formally unveiled its 650,000-sq.-ft. (60,386-sq.-m) West Campus in Auburn Hills, Mich. It mentioned the ability expands its complete footprint in Michigan to greater than 2 million sq. ft. (185,806 sq. m) and is a part of its strategic funding to advance industrial automation in North America.

FANUC America mentioned it has invested $110 million within the West Campus, which is constructed on 67 acres (27.1 hectares). The firm‘s new facility consists of superior product manufacturing and customised automation, in addition to warehouse house for greater than 6,000 quick-delivery robots and tens of 1000’s of elements.

“This main enlargement represents our development technique within the U.S. and our steadfast dedication to the way forward for the automation and robotics business,” acknowledged Mike Cicco, president and CEO of FANUC America. “Whereas producers proceed to adapt to altering market calls for, our ongoing upward trajectory permits us to higher help our prospects with cutting-edge robotic and automation options, serving to to drive extra effectivity throughout all industries.”

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Since 2019, FANUC has invested greater than $187 million, together with a 461,000-sq.-ft. (42,828-sq.-m) North Campus facility in 2019, and new headquarters in Mexico and Canada in 2023.

“We’re excited that FANUC continues deploying and investing its world-class applied sciences in Michigan,” mentioned Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of the Michigan Financial Growth Corp. “We all know the long run will likely be constructed by innovators, risk-takers and hard-working Michiganders – and it’s clear FANUC is aware of this too.”

“As Crew Michigan continues to execute its ‘Make It In Michigan’ financial growth technique centered on folks, locations, and initiatives, we’re enthusiastic in regards to the ongoing affect that FANUC could have, as their continued profitable funding in our state allows extra Michiganders to ‘Make It in Michigan,’” he mentioned.

The grand opening ceremony for FANUC America’s West Campus additionally included remarks delivered by a number of state and native dignitaries reminiscent of David Coulter, Oakland County govt, and Brian Marzolf, mayor of Auburn Hills.

Different corporations which have lately expanded their North American presence embrace ABB Robotics, AutoStore, Exotec, igus, and Swisslog.

FANUC America’s industry growth and customer demand for robotics and automation products helped create over 400 jobs in Michigan since 2019.

FANUC says business development and buyer demand helped create over 400 jobs in Michigan since 2019. Supply: FANUC America

FANUC America buyer coaching facility to come back

FANUC America mentioned its funding will proceed with the renovation of a former regulation college on the West Campus website that may quickly turn into the FANUC Academy, a sophisticated automation buyer coaching middle.

“Superior automation requires new abilities, and coaching is essential to conserving manufacturing sturdy in North America,” added Cicco. “The FANUC Academy will turn into the most important company robotics and industrial automation coaching facility within the U.S.”

After completion of the brand new FANUC Academy and different infrastructure initiatives, FANUC America could have invested over $250 million in North America, fortifying its place as an business trailblazer.

The subsidiary of Japan-based FANUC Corp. supplies CNC techniques, robotics, and manufacturing unit automation. FANUC claimed that its applied sciences and experience can assist producers within the Americas maximize productiveness, reliability, and profitability. Final 12 months, it shipped its 1 millionth industrial robotic, which gained it a 2024 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award.

FANUC added that its robots and automation used industries together with automotive, aerospace, agricultural, client merchandise, meals, prescribed drugs, and warehousing. As an example, it lately launched the CRX-10iA/L collaborative robotic for portray.

FANUC America's 650,000 sq. ft. West Campus represents a $110M investment built on 67 acres.

The 650,000 sq. ft. West Campus represents a $110M funding constructed on 67 acres. Supply: FANUC America