November 1, 2017
On November 1,2017, Fanuc opened the “Mibu Laser Factory” in Mibu, Tochigi prefecture. A part of the factory was showoffed in the completion ceremony (=photo). Mibu factory has ６ buildings and produces CNC and Servomotors, and so on. The new laser factory is sixth factory building following the shipping center. On the first floor of the three floors, FF laser, a joint venture company with the Furukawa Electric Industry, is in, and on the second and third floors, they produce fiber and CO2 laser oscillators, and have the ability to produce 400 units a month. Currently, they can produce 100 units a month. It will raise to the monthly production level of 400 units in 2 to 3 years.
At the same time, they signed land purchase agreement with Tochigi prefecture. The final contract that they acquires approximately 700,000㎡ of land at the Mibu factory in six terms has been completed. Yoshiharu Inaba, CEO of FANUC, exchanged contracts with Fukuda Tomikazu, the governor of Tochigi Prefecture, Mr. Inaba said “Mibu factory is the second largest production base after the Yamanashi head office factory, responding to increasing demand and efficiency as a state-of-the-art factory by promoting automation, robotization, and networking.”
This article was translated by “T-4OO”.