Yesterday, FANUC Europe set a new worldwide record in the industry with a base of over 400,000 industrial robots installed.
A major driver behind the milestone has been the popularity of the FANUC series of robots, which doubled in production during the past seven years.
The company claims its FANUC R-2000i and LR Mate series are the it’s highest selling robots, while its collaborative robots have attracted new customers.
To fight the old “machine-stealing-jobs” myth, statistics have shown collaborative robots brought a variety of benefits to the manufacturing plant floor, including improved employee welfare and increased cost savings.
At the same time, demand from manufacturers in China to transform their factories with new and emerging technologies has fuelled production for industrial robots.
Head of marketing and sales coordination of FANUC Europe, Konrad Grohs commented: “We’re incredibly proud to have broken the world record and we believe this is testament to FANUC’s longstanding commitment to innovation, and continually pushing the boundaries of automation to increase productivity.
“Over the coming years, we will build on our rapid growth to help even more manufacturers across the world take advantage of the benefits that robotics and automation bring to their businesses. We believe that benefits of factory automation and robotisation will be better recognised also in European plants and will further increase the competitiveness of European industry.”