FANUC, the leading manufacturer of industrial robots, CNC controls and factory automation solutions worldwide, is about to expand its Nordic footprint.
Following an annual growth rate of 25-35 per cent over the past five years, the company is investing €10 million in a new Nordic headquarters facility to be located in Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city.
“Malmo is a perfect location for us as a large proportion of our customers are based in southern Sweden and in the Greater Copenhagen region, within just a few hours. We see great potential in growing the company even more,” says Cerold Andersson, Managing Director, FANUC Nordic.
FANUC Nordic was formed in 2013 when three of the company’s units; CNC, Robot and Robomachine, were merged into one company. FANUC currently has branches in Odense in Denmark, Vantaa in Finland and in Sollentuna, just outside Stockholm.
Robot Academy steps up training
FANUC is at the cutting edge of the “cobot” revolution and offers the widest portfolio of collaborative robots on the market. The company’s CR-35 model is the strongest available collaborative robot today.
Equipped with advanced sensors, FANUC’s cobots can interact safely with humans and do not require protective fencing.
Demand for cobots continues to rise from a growing number of connected factories. The FANUC Nordic headquarters will include a new Experience Center showroom, enlarged spare parts and logistics centres as well as a Robot Academy offering enhanced training opportunities.
“We have an exciting journey ahead of us,” continues Andersson. “Our new Experience Center and extensive training facilities will provide knowledge to Malmo and the Greater Copenhagen region.”
“FANUC's collaborative series is perfect for a wide range of industrial applications as the portfolio is available with a lifting capacity from 4 to 35 kilos”, he underscores. “Several companies in the Nordic region have shown interest in using cobots in their production sites.”
Construction of FANUC’s new Nordic headquarters is underway in Malmo, southern Sweden, and will open during Q4, 2019.
Founded in 1956 in Japan as a subsidiary to Fujitsu Ltd, FANUC is one of the global leaders in factory automation for CNC control systems, robots and production machinery. The company has 261 subsidiaries and production facilities and offices in 46 countries. With 550,000 robots installed worldwide, FANUC is at the frontline of progress in the automation industry.