Fire in FANUC MOTOR Manufacturing Subsidiary
January 9, 2018
Company name: FANUC CORPORATION
Representative: Yoshiharu Inaba, Chairman
(Stock Code: 6954, 1st Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Contact: Keisuke Fujii, Manager, Public Relations
Tel: (0555) 84 - 5555
On the eve of December 18, 2017, a fire broke out in one of the two buildings of FANUC SERVO LTD (see “Note”), damaging approximately 1,500m² of the 18,805m² area. FANUC SERVO LTD is FANUC CORPORATION’s subsidiary for manufacturing motors. The cause of the fire is presently under investigation. We extend our sincere apologies for raising concern and inconveniencing nearby residents, our customers, and relevant institutions.
Fortunately, there was no harm to any persons, and no permanent damage to the building. The fire is expected to have effect on the production of the following motors:
- BUILT-IN SPINDLE MOTOR
- FANUC LINEAR MOTOR
- DD MOTOR
- SERVO MOTOR (400V input models), SPINDLE MOTOR (400V input models)
- Old motor models, such as FANUC DC SERVO MOTOR
The production of standard SERVO MOTORs and SPINDLE MOTORs which are produced in FANUC Headquarters, in Oshino-mura, Yamanashi Prefecture, remain unaffected.
The FANUC Group is uniting our efforts in doing everything that we can to recover from this damage. Production has gradually resumed from January 8, 2018 (Monday). For older models such as the DC SERVO MOTOR, it is expected that more time may be required, but we will endeavor diligently to restart production.
In order to minimize delays in the delivery of motors due to this fire, we will continue to strive for speedy recovery.
The performance of FANUC CORPORATION is not expected to be affected to the extent that it will reach the criteria for disclosure.
Note: FANUC SERVO LTD
Location: Tsu City, Mie Prefecture
Capital: 450 million yen (100% FANUC CORPORATION owned)
Number of employees: 110