FANUC supplies 3,500 robots to Munich-based automotive group
Major order seals strategic partnership
Industrial robot manufacturer FANUC and the automotive group BMW AG have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 3,500 robots for new production lines and plants. FANUC robots will be used in the production of current and future generations of BMW models. The first robots were installed at the end of 2019. Further robots will be used at German and international production sites of the BMW Group in the coming years.
For FANUC, winning this project is an important milestone as a strategic partner of the BMW Group. The robot manufacturer is continuously investing in research and development as well as in the expansion of its service network to support its customers all over the world. Various FANUC robot models will be used by the BMW Group in the future, including newly developed ones that have been tailored to the customer’s individual requirements.
The robots will be primarily used in body shop construction and for the production of doors and bonnets. In cooperation with manufacturers of hose packages and traversing axes, FANUC is rounding off its range of supplies to the BMW Group by providing peripheral components.
With over 110 robot models in the range, FANUC offers the widest range of robots for industrial applications worldwide. These include particularly powerful types such as the M-2000, which can safely carry loads of up to 2.3 tonnes and move them flexibly via its six axes. The company is not only successful in the automotive industry: more than 600,000 FANUC robots have already been installed worldwide across a wide range of industries.
At its state-of-the-art headquarters in Ansty Park, Coventry, FANUC UK brings together world-leading capabilities in industrial robots, machine tools and plastic injection moulding machines to facilitate the complete integration of factory automation systems for UK manufacturers.
FANUC UK works in partnership with FANUC Europe Corporation to provide a range of customer support services, including sales, product support, parts, repairs, and training, as well as development of bespoke engineering systems. FANUC UK is a subsidiary of FANUC Europe Corporation and employs approximately 107 staff.