Top 100 Global Innovators 2024: FANUC, excellence in R&D and IPR

  • FANUC named among “Top 100 Global Innovators 2024” by Clarivate Plc, marking fifth recognition for continuous innovation in factory automation.
  • Clarivate assesses innovation using criteria like patents acquired, influence, and success rate, reaffirming FANUC’s global impact.
  • FANUC focuses on technological excellence, strategic IP development, and sustainable growth to maintain competitiveness in factory automation sector.

FANUC recognized as top 100 global innovator by Clarivate Plc

FANUC CORPORATION has secured its position among the prestigious “Top 100 Global Innovators 2024” list, curated by Clarivate Plc, a renowned information service provider. This marks FANUC’s fifth inclusion and third consecutive year on the esteemed roster, following recognitions in 2012, 2013, 2022, and 2023. Clarivate’s rigorous evaluation process involves analyzing cutting-edge innovations and proprietary patent data, utilizing criteria such as patents acquired, influence, success rate, geographical investments, and rarity. The annual announcement underscores FANUC’s unwavering commitment to technological advancement and global leadership in innovation.

Driving Technological Advancements in Factory Automation

FANUC’s dedication to advancing the field of factory automation remains unwavering, rooted in the fundamental principles of “Genmitsu” (Strict Preciseness) and “Tomei” (Transparency). By relentlessly pursuing technological innovations, FANUC not only enhances its corporate value but also contributes to fostering sustainable societal development. Through strategic focus and specialization in factory automation, FANUC continues to deliver highly competitive products to the market. Emphasizing research and development investments, the company enriches its intellectual property portfolio, reinforcing its position as an industry leader in technological innovation.

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Strategic Intellectual Property Expansion for Sustainable Growth

In pursuit of sustained competitive advantage and growth, FANUC commits to proactive engagement in intellectual property development. Acknowledging the dynamic nature of the global business landscape, the company remains agile in adapting its intellectual property to evolving market demands. FANUC aims to further expand its intellectual property portfolio, aligning with its business and development strategies. By strategically leveraging its intellectual assets, FANUC reinforces its position as a frontrunner in innovation, driving sustainable growth and continued success in the field of factory automation.

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FANUC started the development of NCs in 1955, and ever since, has devoted itself to focusing on factory automation.

FANUC is active in the fields of FA, which encompasses basic technologies, consisting of NCs (numerical controls), servos and lasers, and Robots to which such basic technologies are applied, as well as Robomachines. Through the diligent efforts of FANUC to apply IoT/AI technologies to all fields, consisting of FA, Robots and Robomachines, customers are able to use FANUC products more efficiently.

FANUC also offers services, with a policy for not terminating support of FANUC products as long as they are used by customers.
Through such activities, FANUC contributes to the development of manufacturing industry in Japan and overseas, by promoting automation and efficiency in customers’ factories.


Fei Wang

Fei Wang, a reporter at BTW media dedicated in Internet Governance and IT infrastructure. She is studying bilingual broadcasting and hosting at Communication University of Zhejiang. Send tips to

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