Since 2013, China has become the world’s largest market for manufacturers of industrial robots. This is a gold mine for Japanese, German manufacturers, but it could backfire vein cons incumbents robotics. Supported by the Chinese government, factories robots mushrooming. These Chinese manufacturers are they upset cards global robotics?
Already 430 robot manufacturers in China
It’s Qu Daokui, director of the Center for Research in robotics state revealed at a forum in Shanghai: China does not count 420 robot manufacturers and more than 30 plants are under construction in the country. Supported by the Chinese state, these manufacturers are trying to accomplish an unprecedented effort to meet domestic demand for tens of thousands of robots per year. This is the result of a 5-year plan launched by Beijing in 2011 but also the efforts of each province to create local champions. Currently local production reached 10,000 units. Some see the excitement bubble ready to explode, the future will tell whether world leaders will emerge from this vivers when the Chinese market focus.
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“China poised to be world’s largest industrial robot market”, WantchinaTimes, October 29 2014
“In China, high demand for robots but too many robot manufacturers”, Reuters, October 28 2014