ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – CNC equipment and robotics manufacturer FANUC has merged its Americas operations into a single company, FANUC America Corporation. Headquartered in Rochester Hills, MI, FANUC America will have combined annual sales in excess of $1 billion and 22 locations.

Rick Schneider has been appointed president and CEO of FANUC America. He previously held the position of president of FANUC Robotics America.

The company said the merger will enable it to better provide customer sales and support on its robotics, CNC systems and factory automation products for use in woodworking and other manufacturing industries.

"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 based in Japan.

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