Fanuc is a Japanese company that was the first company in Japan to create a numerical control system and patented it in 1956. The company name is an acronym for Factory automation numerical control (FANUC) and is now a group of companies that include the Fanuc Corporation of Japan, headquartered in Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The company also includes Fanuc America Corporation of Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA, and FANUC Robotics Europe SA of Luxembourg, that provide automation products and services such as robotics and computer numerical control systems and Servo systems.
Industries using Fanuc equipment include the worldwide automobile and electronics industries. All Panavision televisions are built by Fanuc robotics. The company also has many joint ventures, subsidiaries, and sales offices on 5 continents and over 22 countries Fanuc is a worldwide supplier of CNC controls and is a leading global manufacturer of factory automation systems.
In addition to the wide range of robotic devices and CNC series on offer Fanuc is also a key player in the development of laser technology in the metalworking industry. The Laser C series is a compact, high-performance and highly-economical carbon dioxide laser oscillator model, developed for cutting of metallic and non-metallic materials and used in electronics and precision industries.
Fanuc has a wide range of training and implantation services. The company also provides a full development service for clients wishing to build entire product lines or laboratories. Fanuc also offer spare parts, warranty and decommissioning services and a full range of consultancy options.
Recently the Robodrill (Vertical Machining Centre) series was awarded product of the year at the Metavak awards in Europe.