China has already become the largest market for manufacturers of industrial robots in the world. Chinese enterprises are kitted out in mass of robots and they are massively. According to the latest figures published by the IFR (International Federation of Robotics) there are currently 200,000 robots in operation in China. By 2017, it should be double. This will be more than in the United States and more in the 5 biggest European countries put together.
The effort made by China is considerable. Currently, the density in industrial robots is much less than the density in the rest of the world: only 30 robots per 10,000 employees. In 2014, the world average was 62 robots, in the United States, she was 282 in Germany, of 152 in the United States. Not surprisingly, Japanese and South Korean companies are champions of the world with respective densities of 323 and 437 robots per 10,000 employees but their powerful Chinese neighbour is trying to redo his delay at any speed.
Translator : Bing Translator
Source : “China to overtake EU and North America by 2017”, IFR Press Release, January 28, 2015