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08-19-2009, 08:00 AM #1
GE splitting up with Fanuc? Does this really even matter?
Got an e-mail today from GE Intelligent Platforms saying that they are dissolving the joint venture with Fanuc . . . What will this mean for support in the US? The letter stresses that GE Intelligent Platforms "is committed to a 'customer first' ethic "
We have only one GE Fanuc controller in our fleet which is on the schedule for a retrofit to and 840D - curious if anyone else has heard about this or if they are at all concerned at all about it.
Only guessing, but I imagine that the Japanese part of the JV has had some heartburn over the way GE has handled business the last few years.
08-19-2009, 08:46 AM #2
I got that earlier too.
Not sure what it means..
" GE retains the software, embedded systems and control systems businesses globally, as well as services for the Americas CNC portfolio. "
" FANUC retains the global CNC business. "
Does that mean that GE, or Fanuc services CNC in the Americas?
08-19-2009, 11:27 AM #3
08-19-2009, 02:21 PM #4
Even their 'divorce' is as clear as mud and more complicated than it needs to be
08-19-2009, 03:06 PM #5
From everything I have read, GE is a crappy company to be a supplier for, and to be in joint ventures with. They have a massive corporate ego, with no respect for the other companies they deal with.
Since the Japanese culture is rooted in honesty and respect, I imagine they got fed up in dealing with arrogant GE.
Not to mention GE's ultra-liberal, idiot CEO Jeffrey Immelt.
08-20-2009, 02:00 PM #6
My boss warned me of their reputation early in the design stage. At the final design review I made their engineers sign redlined drawings to keep them from backing out of what was agreed upon. We each got copies.
When the equipment arrived it didn't match the drawings. GE bullied our management into modifying our system to fit what they gave us. The redlined drawings somehow disappeared.
08-22-2009, 03:23 AM #7
08-22-2009, 06:02 PM #8
Sure, just let me sell my GE stock first.