Industrial Robots - Statistics & Facts

The tremendous growth in worldwide shipments of industrial robots is largely driven by the automotive sector, which accounted for almost one third of new installations in 2018. Consequently, the robot density is particularly high in countries with a strong manufacturing sector. There are 2,435 industrial robots installed per 10,000 automotive employees in South Korea, and Singapore reported 831 industrial robots installed per 10,000 manufacturing employees.

Japan, China, the United States, South Korea, and Germany are counted among the five leading industrial robot markets worldwide. Due to rising wages in China and other emerging markets, the use of a robot workforce is expected to encourage companies based in industrialized countries to move production back to domestic shores. The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is expected to drive consolidation in the automation industry and, concurrently, a growing number of companies in traditional sectors are at a crossroads and are forced to make strategic decisions. The number of merger and acquisition deals in the field of smart manufacturing peaked in 2016. KUKA was acquired by Midea in 2016. The company is among the key players in the industrial robot market.

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