FANUC, the Japanese group specializing in automation products and services, have announced plans to double the size of their West Campus in Michigan, The ambitious development project will see the completed campus expanded to approximately 2 million square feet.
The West Campus, which is located in Auburn Hills, MI, will feature a 655,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility to house manufacturing, engineering and R&D projects. The investment will also include the purchase of 67 acres of land and site of the former Thomas M. Cooley Law School campus in Lansing, MI, which FANUC hopes will give the company the requisite space to train the next generation of robotics and automation workers.
“We’re excited to announce the addition of the new West Campus and our ability to continue to expand in Oakland County, MI,” declared Mike Cicco, FANUC America’s president and CEO . “This investment in the future of U.S. manufacturing will help FANUC America meet the tremendous demand for automation solutions.”
The plans to further develop FANUC’s West Campus are proof of the company’s commitment to the region in a process which began in October 2019 when FANUC America opened North Campus. The North Campus, a 461,000-square-foot facility, is located in Auburn Hills, MI and is within walking distance of FANUC America’s headquarters in Rochester Hills. The new West Campus is being built by General Development Co., who also constructed the North Campus for FANUC.
“Interest in robotics and automation remains strong with new demand coming from a variety of industries,” Cicco stated. “EV, warehousing and logistics as well as food and beverage are all looking to automation to increase production and solve the growing labor shortage.”