FANUC America Breaks Ground in Auburn Hills

FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, marking the start of construction of its new 800,000+ square foot West Campus facility in Auburn Hills, MI. 

A major highlight of the ceremony included a FANUC CRX Cobot, built to work alongside people, assisting company executives and a group of VIPs break ground for the new facility.  

FANUC America West Ground Breaking – Left to right: Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI; David Coulter, Oakland Country Executive; Quentin Messer Jr., Chief Executive and Economic Competitiveness Officer at the MEDC; Joe Cvengros, VP of Facilities, FANUC America; FANUC CRX Cobot; Mike Cicco, President & CEO, FANUC America; Congresswoman Haley Stevens from Michigan’s 11th District; Kevin McDaniel, Mayor of Auburn Hills; Yusuke Shindo, Consul General of Japan in Detroit.
Mayor Kevin McDaniel at the podium.

The new facility will be built on 67 acres of land purchased along with the former Thomas M. Cooley Law School. With the addition of West Campus, FANUC America will occupy nearly two million square feet of operational space in Oakland County, MI.

FANUC plans to move its Customer Training Academy to the former school once renovations are complete, making it the largest corporate automation training operation in the U.S.  The redesigned facility will include more classrooms to provide better learner-to-instructor interactions, as well as increased lab space for hands-on training. 

FANUC America’s new 800,000 sq. ft. West Campus Expansion in Auburn Hills, MI will house the largest corporate automation training operation in the U.S.

FANUC America’s new West Campus is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024.  In addition to a massive Training Academy, the new facility is slated to house manufacturing, engineering and R&D.

Just three years ago, we celebrated FANUC America’s Grand Opening of a 461,000 square-foot facility in Auburn Hills. Completion of this additional state-of-the-art facility will make Auburn Hills home of the largest robotics footprint in North America.