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Fanuc merges three divisions under a single brand

11 April, 2014

Fanuc has combined its three UK divisions – Factory Automation (FA), Robotics and Robomachine – under the single brand, Fanuc UK. It says that the move will allow it to deliver “a more integrated approach” to automation systems while becoming a smarter and more efficient partner for its customers. It adds that the move has been driven by customer demands, and by the relocation of some employees to Fanuc’s head office in Coventry.

“The realignment of our UK business allows us to improve our customer service offering, while delivering a more integrated solution to meet our customers’ needs,” says Fanuc UK managing director, Chris Sumner. “Our goal is that whenever anyone thinks of factory automation, they think of Fanuc UK.”

The former Factory Automation (FA) division manufactures CNC controls, drive systems and laser systems, and is claimed to account for 65% of the global CNC controls market. Fanuc says that its Robotics division manufactures the world’s widest range of robots, with applications ranging from microelectronic assembly to forging aerofoils for jet engines. The Robomachine division manufactures Robodrill vertical machining centres, Robocut EDM machines and Roboshot electric injection-moulding machines.

Fanuc's businesses share a common control platform, making it easier to integrate the systems

The previously separate divisions share a common control platform, simplifying the integration of machinery and ensuring that new developments are implemented across the complete range of products and services.




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