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Acme Manufacturing Company is Awarded Fanuc Corporation Global Partner of the Year 2015 “Grand Award”

POSTED 12/22/2015

FANUC Corporation’s 2015 “Grand Award”Acme Manufacturing Company in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.A., the world leader in design and manufacturing of integrated robotic automation for polishing, buffing, deburring and grinding systems since 1910, was awarded FANUC Corporation’s 2015 “Grand Award” at the FANUC Global Partner reception in Tokyo, Japan on December 3, 2015.

The prestigious Global Partner of the Year “Grand Award” was presented to Fritz Carlson, President of Acme by Dr. Y. Inaba, President and CEO of FANUC Corporation and Dr. K. Inaba, Executive Vice President of FANUC Corporation as the grand finale of the global partnership celebration. Acme was selected to receive the award based on their global success providing flexible robotic polishing systems, industry leadership, and their endless pursuit of state-of-art manufacturing through the adoption of robotic automation.

“We are very honored to be the only company– out of several hundred companies – to be selected as the Global Partner of Year by FANUC,” said Fritz Carlson of Acme. “Our partnership is important to Acme, and we are grateful to be recognized in this caliber by FANUC.”

While at a customer facility in 2015, Acme identified additional automation opportunities for other FANUC products that would greatly improve the customers’ manufacturing operations and processes. This resulted in multiple installations of systems for FANUC worldwide and provided users the best technologies for their factory automation.

Acme’s collaboration with FANUC represents the best interest of their customers worldwide and a true global partnership for FANUC Corporation. Acme’s global sales, automation solutions and expertise in robotic polishing and material removal applications have led to their success in 18 industries and more than 10 countries. In 2015 more than 60% of Acme’s total revenue was produced from overseas export sales.