“Industry 4.0” refers to the industry trend of automation and data exchange seen across manufacturing technologies.

From its headquarters in a natural reserve at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan, Fanuc Corp. has been pioneering manufacturing and factory automation solutions since 1956.

The company develops industrial robots, computer numerical control (CNC) systems and industrial machines. Fanuc delivers solutions to support the growth of general industry via 263 global service stations.

As investors look to expand operations in Hungary, challenges surrounding workforce retention, production capacity and wage costs are being met through the implementation of “Industry 4.0” solutions like FANUC FIELD and ZDT.

“Our operations in Hungary have seen double-digit growth on a yearly basis since we established Fanuc Hungary 12 years ago,” says General Manager Tamás Mezei.

“Industries including automotive, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals are looking to implement automated solutions and are seeking higher-quality production opportunities provided by industrial robotics.”

The International Federation of Robotics forecasts that by 2020, more than 1.7 million industrial robots will be installed in factories worldwide. Fanuc itself has already installed 550,000 industrial robots globally.

Today, Fanuc supports automotive manufacturing companies in Hungary as they lead the shift toward “Industry 4.0.” The company has assisted local automotive original equipment manufacturers by installing over 2,500 robots on the production lines in different factories across the country.

“An increasing number of companies want to advance their operations and our automation solutions contribute to lower energy consumption, increased productivity and improvements in the quality of our clients’ finished products,” explained Mezei.

“We work in highly competitive and innovation-driven industries ― all of which have a very bright future. It is my priority to continue to further develop our local team of experienced professionals and support our young, talented engineers here in Hungary.”