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FANUC named top innovator

Forbes and Thomson Reuters declare FANUC Corporation to be one of the top innovators in the world for 2012.

December 7, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

FANUC Corporation, a global manufacturer of CNC systems, robots and machine tools, has again been named a top innovator:

  • Forbes 2012 “The World’s Most Innovative Companies
  • Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM.

In the Forbes 2012 list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies”, it details who it feels are the world’s leading-edge corporations that are most likely to continue to succeed today and in the future.

The list is based on a study completed by professors and advisors in which they determined that calculating a company’s value plus anticipated growth fueled by new innovative products will identify the most innovative companies. Quantifying their findings lead to developing a specific measure that was used to rank the world’s most innovative companies.

Embedded in each of these companies is a code for innovation discernible in their people, processes and philosophies that drive them to keep innovation alive year after year. The end result is that innovation creates demand for their products now and in the future.

The Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM program is an initiative that recognizes the world’s most innovative organizations as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. Its methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations.

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