FANUC America Opens New North Campus Robotics and Automation Facility

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AuburnHills--FANUC America, the leading supplier of robotics, CNCs, ROBOMACHINEs and Industrial IoT solutions will hold a grand opening celebration at its new 461,000 square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills, MI on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.



FANUC has invited customers, local officials, educators, suppliers, and the media to an official program, ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tour. Special guests include Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel, and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett.

Constructed and in full operation just one year after breaking ground, the new facility houses several departments including engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing. Now, to keep pace with the growing demand for robots and automation, FANUC occupies over one million square feet of building space in Oakland County, Michigan.

FANUC will have an automation tour path that includes over 20 robot demonstrations, from its smallest M-1iA delta robot, to the mighty M-2000iA, the world’s strongest robot able to lift 2.3 tons. There will also be a variety of hands-on cobot demonstrations that highlight easy setup and programming. Additional demonstrations include real-world robotic solutions for assembly, material handling, packaging, palletizing, painting and welding. Most of the solutions include FANUC intelligence like integrated iRVision that gives the robots a sense of sight.

A key tour stop during the grand opening will feature two FANUC CR-15iA collaborative robots packing bags of weekend nutrition for a local Michigan chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit organization that provides children living in food-insecure households with bags of food for the weekend.

FANUC’s products are used in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, e-commerce, food and beverage, medical device and pharmaceuticals to name a few. The company’s line of painting robots, and a variety of automation software products have been designed and built in Michigan since 1982.

FANUC will also host its Michigan-based active and retired employees at an afternoon company event at the new North Campus facility.

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: Auburn Hills, MI; Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Huntington Beach, CA; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; Birmingham AL; 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: www.fanucamerica.com . Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Blessings in a Backpack

Hunger has both short- and long-term adverse effects on health and the ability to succeed in school. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack provides more than 3.2 million hunger-free weekends for more than 87,000 children across the United States. Learn how you can help support and get involved with a Blessings in a Backpack chapter near you at: www.blessingsinabackpack.org.


Contacts

Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager
FANUC America Corporation
T: 248-377-7570
E: cathy.powell@fanucamerica.com