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History of FANUC1972 FANUC CORPORATION was founded.CNC was introduced.NC drill was developed.1974 Robots were developed and installed in FANUC's factories.1975 Wire-cut electric discharge machine was developed.1977 FANUC USA CORPORATION was established.1978 KOREA NUMERIC CORPORATION was jointly established by FANUC and HwacheonMachinery Works Co., Ltd.FANUC EUROPE S.A. was established.1982 GMFanuc Robotics Corporation was jointly established in the U.S.A. by FANUC andGeneral Motors.FANUC AC servo motor was developed.1984 Upon completion of the new Head Office, the CNC Factory, the Injection MoldingMachine Factory and the Basic Research Laboratory, the Headquarters were transferredto the foot of Mr. Fuji.The fully electric plastic injection molding machine, FANUC AUTOSHOT, wasdeveloped.1985 FANUC Series 0 was developed.1986 The Central Technical Center, the Robot Assembly Factory and the ProductionTechnology Laboratory were constructed in the Headquarters area.FANUC TAIWAN LIMITED was established.GE Fanuc Automation Corporation was jointly established by FANUC and GeneralElectric.1989 The Tsukuba Factory was constructed.1992 GMFanuc Robotics Corporation was restructured to FANUC's wholly owned shareholding company, FANUC Robotics Corporation, together with its subsidiaries.BEIJING-FANUC Mechatronics CO., LTD was jointly established by FANUC and theBeijing Machine Tool Research Institute of the Ministry of Machinery Industry of China.1997 Shanghai-FANUC Robotics CO., LTD. was jointly formed in China by FANUC andShanghai Mechanical & Electric Industrial Investment Corp.The new Servo Motor Factory was completed.2009 The joint venture with General Electric Company was dissolved.FANUC FA AMERICA CORPORATION and FANUC FA Europe S.A. were formed.2011 The new Robot Factory and the new Robot Part Machining Factory were completed.2012 The European subsidiaries were restructured and integrated to FANUC EuropeCorporation.2013 The American subsidiaries were restructured and integrated to FANUC AmericaCorporation.Sales(Hundred Millions of Yen)6,0005,0004,0003,0002,0001,00072 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 08 10 1208●ANNUAL REPORT 2013