Smart Machines & Factories
New FANUC UK headquarters provides platform for growth
Published:  24 May, 2017

FANUC UK, manufacturer of automation and industrial robotic solutions has officially opened its state-of-the-art headquarters at Ansty Park, Coventry.

The result of an investment of more than £19m, the project has taken approximately 12 months to complete.

The new 107,000ft2 facility highlights the significant growth the company has experienced over recent years, as well as its unified approach for the future. The company says it new headquarters - four times larger than its previous location - will enable the business to further develop its offering and strengthen its position in the market.

All aspects of the business will operate under one roof, while the three-storey building is also home to a design, manufacturing and training facility, offices and showroom area. FANUC UK currently employs more than 100 people and anticipates further growth of its workforce in the coming months.

The expansion of the UK facility will also help to enhance its training academy’s capabilities, with the introduction of a new advanced course for more experienced engineers. The dedicated suite consists of four training rooms, each of which caters for up to eight students at any one time. The FANUC Academy houses eight robots of various sizes, as well as 12 simulators for factory automation.

Tom Bouchier, managing director at FANUC UK, commented: “This investment has helped grow our capacity, and more crucially has enabled us to strengthen our training services. Training is essential for our customers and our new training area is equipped with state-of-the-art robots, enabling users to fully exploit the capabilities of robotic technology. Our relocation will drive further growth, develop our team and strengthen our services, solidifying FANUC’s position in the UK as a market-leading manufacturer and solutions provider.”