FANUC Robotics America Corporation, headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich., recently announced the sale of its 100,000th robot on December 6, 2010 in North and South America to Schneider Packaging, securing FANUC Robotics’ position as the leading supplier of robotic automation in the Americas.
“Automation and robotics are core tools for manufacturing competitiveness,” said Rick Schneider, president, FANUC Robotics America. “This accomplishment underscores the fact that more companies are using robotic technology to expand their overall operations versus transferring manufacturing overseas.”
Richard S. Schneider, president, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. states: “It’s exciting news to hear that we purchased the 100,000th FANUC robot in the Americas.
“We are FANUC Robotics largest integrator in the case packing and palletizing segment in North America, having shipped hundreds of robots over the last three years. 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Schneider Packaging, and this latest recognition helps us further celebrate what has been a successful year.”
FANUC”s Schneider adds: “As the economy recovers from the current recession, we’ve consistently maintained our leadership position, and continue our commitment to providing intelligent robots and systems that deliver the highest levels of quality, productivity and value.
“Our skilled team of local engineers and product development resources, diverse product line, regional facilities, large integration network, and superior aftermarket services allows us to provide manufacturers with the tools they need to be more productive and globally competitive.
“It’s safe to say that a FANUC robot is involved in the manufacturing of virtually every type of product made in North and South America, from automotive to aerospace, alternative energy, food, pharmaceuticals and many others.”
FANUC Robotics America Corporation designs, engineers and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls, vision products, and complete support services.
A subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, the company is headquartered in Detroit, and has facilities in Chicago; Los Angeles; Charlotte; Cincinnati; Toronto; Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 220,000 FANUC robots are installed worldwide.
For more information on robotic system solution, visit www.fanucrobotics.com.