FANUC America Corp., a Rochester Hills-based supplier of robotics, CNC systems, Robomachines, and industrial IoT solutions, had a robot break ground at a ceremony to mark the start of its new North Campus facility in Auburn Hills.
“Robotics and automation are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness,” says Mike Cicco, president and CEO of 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 to help us break ground.”
The new campus, located at 1100 W. Entrance Drive, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019 and house engineering, product development, manufacturing, and warehousing. The $51-million expansion is expected to create 100 jobs, and the building will be 461,000 square feet.
FANUC’s products are used in the automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, food, pharmaceuticals, logistics, and warehousing industries, among others. The company’s line of painting robots and automation software products have been designed and built in Michigan since 1982. With the addition of the North Campus building, FANUC America’s three Michigan facilities will total 1.2 million square feet of space.
FANUC America Corp. is a subsidiary of FANUC Corp. in Japan and provides robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation.