Industrial robotics: China awakes

Robotique-en-ChineNew record: according to figures officials unveiled during Automatica 2014 by the IFR (International Federation of Robotics), it sold 179,000 industrial robots in the world in 2014. A figure growing by 12% over a year. It is China which has ensured a good share of this growth. The workshop of the world is offered 37,000 new robots, making China the first world market, ahead of the Japan, the United States, the Korea and the Germany. All major manufacturers of robots installed in China, but Chinese manufacturers are going up in power: the robots produced locally has tripled in one year.

China has bought more robots than Japan in 2013

Established manufacturers such as ABB are installed in China successfully. Their sales experienced 20% growth in 2013.

Established manufacturers such as ABB are installed in China successfully. Their sales experienced 20% growth in 2013.

It was only a matter of time, but it is now a reality. Chinese industrialists are trying to equip their assembly lines, their workshops, of robots. The sensational announcement of 100,000 is Foxconn robots task of oil in the country. In 2013, a robot on five product in the world took the direction of China. Between 2008 and 2013, the average annual growth reached 36%. China has thus acquired 37,000 industrial robots in 2013 against 26,000 to Japan (-9%), 24 000 for the United States (+ 6%), 21 000 for the Korea of the South (+ 10%). For its part, Europe has purchased 43,000 robots (+ 5%), but on these 43 000 robots, 18,000 have been delivered in Germany.

Chinese roboticists are growing in strength


One of the several Delta robots “Made in China”, that of the Incman constructor.

Chinese industrial equip themselves, a move widely anticipated by the major manufacturers of robots who have settled in the country to produce closer to their powerful clients. ABB, Kuka, Fanuc, Yaskawa are obviously on the spot, and their sales increased by 20% in one year.
But that figures published by the IFR have particularly highlighted this year, it is the staggering rise of Chinese builders. According to figures issued by the China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) to the RSI, Chinese builders would have produced 9,000 robot in 2013, which is 3 times more than in 2012! Some Chinese manufacturers offer a catalogue of extremely impressive robot. So Shanghai Siasun offers full lines of linear robots, articulated robots, logistics robots, service robots, etc. GSK, Incman, STEP, is Robotics, STSail, Efort, AE Group, all these actors have a virtually unlimited local market to satisfy before tackling the rest of the world.

Translation : Bing Translator

Sources :
Global robotics industry: Record beats Record !”, Press Release IFR, June 4, 2014
Research Report on Industrial Robot Industry in China, 2014-2018“, Research&Market, May 2014
Global and China Automotive Industrial Robotics Industry Report, 2013-2014“, ChinaMarketResearchReports, January 2014
China is already the largest consumer of industrial robots“, Blog du laboratoire Coro, July 10, 2013

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