DAILY NEWS Dec 11, 2013 1:32 PM - 0 comments

Robotics maker Fanuc merges Americas operations

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CNC equipment and robotics manufacturer Fanuc has merged its Americas operations into a single company, Fanuc America Corporation.

Headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich., Fanuc America will have combined annual sales in excess of US$1 billion and 22 locations, the company said in a statement, including Canadian facilities in Toronto and Montreal.

Rick Schneider, previously president of Fanuc Corporation, has been named 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," Schneider said in the statement.

Fanuc America is a subsidiary of Fanuc Corporation, which is headquartered in Japan.

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