FANUC Corporation has produced its 750,000th industrial robot, claiming it as an industry record.
East Asia remains a central focus with the company producing around 8,000 industrial robots every month at its factories in Japan, while monthly capacity is available up to 11,000 units.
However, the record-breaking 750,000th robot is being delivered to a European clientsays the company.
“In Europe, the recovery has truly begun,” stated president & CEO of FANUC Europe Corporation Shinichi Tanzawa.
"Although FANUC’s overall order intake for robots in Europe increased only slightly during the past fiscal year, sales in the past few months are at a historical high.”
FANUC is pursuing ambitious plans in Europe, where the company is steadily expanding its sales and service network. In the past four years alone, FANUC has invested more than €120 million in new facilities across Europe. Further underpinning its growth plans, the company will invest another €100 million in the coming three years.
FANUC’s customers include electronics, food, pharmaceutical and medical - are also growing their base of industrial robots. While the coronavirus pandemic initially led to a decline in robot orders, FANUC has since witnessed a strong rebound in sales, especially from Asia and the USA.
Tanzawa says: “We are confident that the trend towards robotisation will grow further and that FANUC robots will help customers to automate their manufacturing plants and save cost like FANUC does at its own factories. We will do everything necessary to support our customers in these endeavours.”