FANUC Robotics America, Inc. Honored by General Motors as a 2006 Supplier of the Year



    ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH., April 10 /CNW/ - FANUC Robotics America, Inc.,
the world's leading supplier of industrial robots, was presented the General
Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in
providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award -
themed the "Best of the Best" - was given during ceremonies Saturday, March 31
at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. In addition to 2006,
FANUC Robotics was named among GM's top suppliers in 1997 and 2005.

    "We are proud to honor FANUC Robotics as one of the 'Best of the Best' GM
suppliers in 2006," said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global
Purchasing and Supply Chain. "FANUC Robotics achieved the award based on
outstanding performance in 2006. We appreciate their energy, hard work and
dedication to the success of GM."

    "We are honored to receive this award from General Motors, which
recognizes our continued focus on meeting the quality and performance
standards of our customer," said Rick Schneider, president and CEO, FANUC
Robotics America, Inc. "We remain committed to providing the very best in
intelligent and innovative industrial robot solutions."

    The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992.
Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing,
engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier
performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General
Motors honored 89 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2006.

    FANUC Robotics America, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures
industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications
including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking,
packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and
dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls,
vision products, and complete support services. After 25 years of success,
FANUC Robotics maintains its position as the leading robotics company in the
Americas. A subsidiary of FANUC LTD in Japan, the company has facilities in
Chicago; Los Angeles; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio; Toronto;
Montreal; Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 160,000 FANUC
robots are installed worldwide. Contact FANUC Robotics at
www.fanucrobotics.com or by calling 248-377-7000.

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For further information:

For further information: FANUC Robotics America, Inc. Cathy Powell,
Marketing Communications, 248-377-7570 cathy.powell@fanucrobotics.com

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