Global industrial robotics market: $37 billion industry by 2018

Press release   •   May 01, 2013 13:49 BST

The global industrial robotics market is forecast to reach a total of $37 billion by the end of 2018. Rising installation of industrial robots in the non-automotive sectors, focus towards increasing the efficiency & production, and rising labor wages are anticipated to spur the demand of industrial robots globally

Robotics is the next big disruptive technology with continuously increasing demand for both industrial and service robotics. Robots are used in a wide variety of tasks like assembling in electronic & automobile sectors, machining of metals, plastic parts and handling of all kinds of production capabilities, etc. However, automotive has emerged as the biggest customer for industrial robotics due to the cost saving offered by the technology. The major markets for industrial robotics are United States, China, Japan, South Korea and Germany. However, the demand from emerging economies is also gearing up with the Brazil, India, Russia and Indonesia emerging as new hubs for manufacturing.

China is anticipated to be the leading demand generator for the industrial robots in the next five years. The industrial robots have emerged as boon for the manufacturing sector as it helps in reducing cost of production with better quality, safety and provide capital savings. The leading players in global industrial robotics market are ABB Limited, Kuka AG, Kawasaki Robots, Fanuc, Epson robots and Staubli robotics.

The market for industrial robots is growing due to the increasing demand of high quality work, increased production, rising wages and automation of the production lines. Earlier, the usage of robots were limited to performing a variety of repetitive tasks but now the robots are also being used in many industries such as ware houses, laboratories, hospitals, food industry, electric vehicles, photovoltaic, pharmacy industry and many more which is continuously driving the demand for advanced robots. This demand and need scenario is gearing up in almost all the manufacturing hubs globally which will make the market revenues cross $37 Billion by 2018.

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