FANUC's businesses were founded in 1956 when it started to develop numerical controls (NCs) and servo systems. FANUC LTD was established in July 1972 when the Computing Control Division became independent from FUJITSU. Since its founding, FANUC has always
emphasized research and development in its management. The company manufactures computerised numerical controls and cell controllers, industrial robots, plastic molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines and other machines which utilize the Company's technology.