HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – (December 6, 2012) FANUC Corporation, the world’s most diversified manufacturer of CNC systems, robots and machine tools, has again recently been named a top innovator by Forbes and Thomson Reuters in 2012:
*Forbes 2012 “The World’s Most Innovative Companies”
*Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM
Forbes 2012 “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” list recognizes the world’s leading-edge corporations that are most likely to continue to succeed today and in the future. This recently released list by Forbes is based on a study completed by professors and advisors in which they determined that calculating a company’s value plus anticipated growth fueled by new innovative products will identify the most innovative companies. Quantifying their findings lead to developing a specific measure that was used to rank the world’s most innovative companies. Embedded in each of these companies is a code for innovation discernible in their people, processes and philosophies that drive them to keep innovation alive year after year. The end result is that innovation creates demand for their products now and in the future.
Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM program is an initiative that recognizes the world’s most innovative organizations as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. Thomson Reuter’s program methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations. This award acknowledges innovation in its multidimensional form. Being recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM confirms an organization’s commitment to progressing innovation globally and to the protection of ideas.
Since its inception in 1956, FANUC has contributed to the automation of machine tools as a pioneer in the development of CNC equipment. FANUC’s innovative technology has contributed to a worldwide manufacturing revolution, which evolved from the automation of a single machine to the automation of entire production lines. FANUC dedicates more than 30% of its employees to R&D to provide the most reliable, efficient and innovative CNC systems available – ensuring the very lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
-Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes Media LLC.
-2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM program is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters.
About FANUC CORPORATION
FANUC CORPORATION, headquartered at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan, is the most innovative manufacturer of Factory Automation (FA), Robots and Robomachines in the world. Since its inception in 1956, FANUC has contributed to the automation of machine tools as a pioneer in the development of computer numerical control equipment. FANUC technology has contributed to a worldwide manufacturing revolution, which evolved from the automation of a single machine to the automation of entire production lines. FANUC is committed to developing efficient, reliable and innovative products.
About FANUC Factory Automation America (FANUC FA America)
FANUC FA America is the exclusive provider of industry leading FANUC CNC systems and solutions in the Americas, providing a one-stop shop for comprehensive CNC solutions including industry-leading control systems, a complete range of drives and motors and CO2 laser solutions. FANUC FA America also offers engineering support, genuine FANUC parts, repair and factory automation solutions and training programs to machine tool builders, dealers and users. FANUC CNC systems are known throughout the world for their high reliability, high precision, high speed and simple operation.
FANUC FA America headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, IL and supports 43 offices and service centers throughout U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.