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Technology Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Fanuc supplies 1400 robots to Volkswagen

The automation specialist and industrial robot manufacturer Fanuc supports Volkswagen in the expansion of future-oriented drive technologies. The company is supplying a total of around 1,400 robots to the VW plants in Emden, Germany, and Chattanooga, USA. The Fanuc robots will be used in body shop and battery production.


"The demands on robot technology have changed due to the construction of electric vehicles," says Ralf Winkelmann, Managing Director of Fanuc Deutschland. "Thanks to our wide range of products, we can react to them reliably and flexibly."


The VW site in Emden is currently being transformed into one of the most modern locations in the automotive industry. From 2022, more than 800 Fanuc robots will produce a new generation of VW e-vehicles there. The plant in Chattanooga will be expanded to become the center of VW's production of e-vehicles in North America. Starting in 2022, Chattanooga will employ approximately 600 additional Fanuc robots.