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Robot helps Fanuc America break ground on new facility in US

Fanuc America Corporation, supplier of robotics, CNC systems, robomachines and Industrial IoT solutions held a ground breaking ceremony on 23 October to mark the start of construction of its new North Campus facility in Auburn Hills, MI, USA.

“Robotics and automation are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness,” said Mike Cicco, president & CEO, Fanuc America.

“We’re looking forward to expanding our facilities here in Oakland County to keep pace with the growing demand for automation.”

“To highlight the importance of robotics in the manufacturing sector, we’ve included one of our robots today to help us break ground,” added Cicco.

Employees, customers and guests cheered as the robot broke ground along with Fanuc executives and several local and state dignitaries, including: Congressman Mike Bishop; Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel and MEDC Rep. Ricardo Gonzales.

Fanuc’s products are applied in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, food, pharmaceuticals, logistics and warehousing.

Since 1982, the company’s line of painting robots, and a variety of automation software products have been designed and built in Michigan. With the addition of the new North Campus building, Fanuc America’s three facilities in Michigan total 1,155,525 square feet.

Scheduled to open in the autumn of 2019, the new North Campus will house engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing. The $51 million expansion is expected to create 100 jobs.