Manufacturer to invest £20m in new UK headquarters
AN industrial robot manufacturer is taking 170,000 sq ft at Coventry’s Ansty Park as it relocates its UK headquarters across the city. FANUC will create at least 20 jobs as a result of the £20m investment in its new site, which will be developed by Highbridge Properties and its partner, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The manufacturer is a £50m-turnover group in the UK and part of a Japanese group that operates across the world. It will leave its current home at Seven Stars Industrial Estate to move near to the Manufacturing Technology Centre at the growing Ansty Park.
Tom Bouchier, managing director of FANUC UK, said: “Our new headquarters will enable us to grow and develop our team of industry experts, and offer the highest quality services to our customers. As our business continues to evolve, we look forward to working alongside a variety of technological centres of excellence.”
Highbridge director Adrian Hill added: “FANUC will be a great addition to the already strong occupier base at Ansty Park. Furthermore the impressive design and high specification of the building will enhance the excellent scheme quality within the development.”
FANUC is a group of companies founded in Japan in the 1950s. Its main business interests are in factory automation, industrial robots, CNC equipment and laser systems. It has offices in more than 46 countries.