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14 September 2018

FANUC becomes a Global Partner of WorldSkills launching an Industrial Robotics competition

FANUC, a leading global manufacturer of factory automation and robots, is the latest Global Industry Partner of WorldSkills. One year ahead of WorldSkills Kazan 2019, FANUC joins a global movement and supports a new and exciting skills competition – Industrial Robotics.


Using their more than 40 years of experience in developing industrial robots, FANUC’s role as a Global Partner will support the development of a new generation of robot experts. Being at the forefront of a worldwide revolution is not new territory for FANUC having pioneered the concept of numerical control (NC) in manufacturing in 1956. Since then FANUC has created a global network covering every continent and more than 263 local offices, has 550,000 robots installed worldwide, and more than 7,000 employees.

“FANUC demonstrates how the future of skills is being led by innovation and automation,” said Alexander Amiri, Director of Sponsorship and Partnership of WorldSkills. “FANUC`s integration as a Global Partner, supports young people around the world develop both the skilled expertise and the ingenuity needed to respond to a changing way of manufacturing.”

“We are very excited to be a WorldSkills Global Partner and are happy to create an opportunity for a younger generation to learn about robot programming technologies. We also hope that the participants can use their skills to expand their job opportunities,” said Shinichi Tanzawa, President and CEO of FANUC Europe Corporation. 

For five years FANUC has partnered with WorldSkills France to host their national Industrial Robotics Competition. In August of 2019, for the first time at a WorldSkills Competition, Industrial Robotics will be open to international Competitors as a Future Skill showcasing emerging and innovative professions. In addition to their role as a Global Partner, FANUC will be the official equipment provider as well as co-organizer of the Industrial Robotics skill competition.

FANUC joins 19 other WorldSkills Global Partners and 79 Member countries and regions committed to helping young people change their lives, and the fortunes of their communities and countries through skills.

For more information visit FANUC.