By the end of September, a new factory (pictured) is anticipated as having been completed that will have capacity to produce 1,000 robots and 50 more wire-cut EDM machines. And by the end of November, the global factory automation giant expects to have enlarged an existing facility, boosting its annual production of Robocut EDM machines by 50, adding to the facility’s existing 100 unit/year capability.

The new factory will be a 23,000 m² single-storey building, while the expanded facility will see a 6,000 m² two-storey building, adding to the existing 7,000 m² one. Together, the two investments total ¥8.3 billion (£56.3 million).