Fanuc merges American operations into one company
Fanuc has consolidated all of their operations into one company that will be based out of Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Fanuc officially merged all of its operations in the Americas into one company named Fanuc America Corporation. The company, headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, will have combined annual sales in excess of $1 billion and 22 locations.
Rick Schneider, previously president of Fanuc Robotics America has been appointed president and CEO of the new company.
"The merger of the Fanuc companies in the Americas better enables us to accomplish our mission of increasing the competitiveness of North and South American manufacturers by creating opportunities for them to maximize their efficiency, reliability, quality, and profitability," said Schneider.
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