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Fanuc’s £19m HQ brings UK activities under one roof

22 May, 2017

Fanuc has brought all of its UK activities – robotics, machine tools and factory automation – together in a purpose-built headquarters in Coventry which has cost more than £19m to build and will employ more than 100 people. The three-storey, 9,940m2 (107,000ft2) facility is four times larger than the company’s previous location, and includes design, manufacturing and training facilities and offices, as well as a showroom area.

“Our new headquarters represents a new approach for Fanuc UK, with all parts of our business brought together under one roof for the first time in the UK,” says the company’s managing director, Tom Bouchier. “By consolidating these functions, we can enhance our capabilities and provide customers with a combination of solutions to meet their every need.

“This investment has helped grow our capacity, and more crucially has enabled us to strengthen our training services,” he adds. “Training is essential for our customers and our new training area is equipped with state-of-the-art robots, enabling users to fully exploit the capabilities of robotic technology. Our relocation will drive further growth, develop our team and strengthen our services.”

The training facility includes eight robots of various sizes as well as 12 factory automation simulators and two further robots which can be stripped down and rebuilt for maintenance training. The facility, which includes more than £300,000 of new equipment, also provides training on Fanuc’s injection-moulding, high-speed milling and electro-discharge machining equipment.

Fanuc's new UK headquarters represents an investment of more than £19m

Fanuc expects plans to double its UK spares-holding capacity and to expand its workforce further in the coming months. The capacity of the new headquarters at Ansty Park could be increased by 25% in the future, if needed.

Every month, Fanuc builds around 6,000 robots, 125,000 servomotors, 84,000 servo amplifiers, and 25,000 CNC controllers.

Fanuc's new UK headquarters had its official opening in May 2017

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