FANUC Open House Highlights Appetite for Automation

A full schedule of speakers and a record number of visitors to FANUC UK’s Open House event, which took place from November 1 – 5, demonstrated the appetite for automation in UK manufacturing.

With over 1000 people passing through its HQ doors at Antsy Park, Coventry, FANUC UK’s week-long event brought together individuals from across the industry to look at the future of automation. Keynote speakers and expert panel discussions framed the week, which looked at ‘The Future of Automation’ spanning three core themes: automation and UK manufacturing; business development, training and apprenticeships; and Industry 4.0 and IIoT.

The event was very much centred on collaboration, not just in terms of knowledge sharing but also the technology that was on display. Alongside FANUC’s extensive portfolio, there were almost 50 exhibitors on-hand to illustrate how they have used automation across a wide range of applications. For those who were unable to make the journey, a number of the talks were also streamed live on LinkedIn and can still be viewed on FANUC UK’s LinkedIn feed.

Tom Bouchier, Managing Director at FANUC UK, comments: “We are delighted at the great response to Open House, which is indicative of how many within manufacturing are realising the potential of automation. Being able to welcome people face-to-face is critical for getting to grips with the latest technology and understanding where pressure points lie in order to develop effective solutions.

It was a fantastic exercise to talk through the issues that are most important to our industry and understand what the future of automation holds for UK manufacturing. We would like to thank all of the exhibitors and visitors for helping to ensure it was a productive event, and one which we are already looking forward to next year.”

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