Robots remove the need for companies to outsource their factories

Aug 9, 2013

Industrial robots reduce the requirements for companies to outsource their factories for cheaper work. They can save money through reduced facility and labor costs by integrating an industrial robot on their production line. The increased advancements in technology help to reduce the overall costs of industrial robots for businesses large and small.


Out­sourc­ing facil­i­ties has been an issue for the Unit­ed States econ­o­my for years. Com­pa­nies move over­seas so they can save mon­ey through cut­ting facil­i­ty and labor costs. How­ev­er, the new surge of robot­ics into the man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try may remove the need for com­pa­nies to outsource.

For decades, U.S. com­pa­nies have been mov­ing their com­pa­nies over­seas because of ris­ing land, labor and oper­a­tion costs in the Unit­ed States. By mov­ing fac­to­ries to oth­er coun­tries, these man­u­fac­tur­ers are able to increase their rev­enue while decreas­ing their labor and oper­a­tion costs.

Though robots were more con­sis­tent than human work, they have a his­to­ry of being expen­sive, and not as cheap as out­sourc­ing. Today though, robots may remove the need for com­pa­nies to out­source. Indus­tri­al robots are decreas­ing in price, and as their price comes down, so does the company’s oper­at­ing costs.

One exam­ple would be a fac­to­ry that oper­ates at $40 per hour of work in the Unit­ed States. A man­u­fac­tur­er may choose to out­source this fac­to­ry to anoth­er coun­try where they could save $10 an hour. But, with the new­er, cheap­er and more intel­li­gent robots on the mar­ket today, com­pa­nies could have oper­a­tion costs as low as $5 per hour of work, total­ly negat­ing the need to out­source. These smarter robots remove that out­sourc­ing need, while still improv­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and reduc­ing costs.

Now, man­u­fac­tur­ers have the reli­a­bil­i­ty of fuel costs and infla­tion rates in the U.S., while also hav­ing low­er oper­at­ing costs that keep their over­head down and increase their rev­enue. This means that as robots become more pop­u­lar, they may remove all need to out­source, keep­ing more com­pa­nies in the Unit­ed States.

Robots​.com, a U.S. com­pa­ny that inte­grates Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA robot­ics, has always oper­at­ed in the Unit­ed States, and sup­plies robots all over the U.S. Our high­ly-skilled staff works with cus­tomers to help auto­mate their facil­i­ties and decrease their costs, which may remove the need to out­source their facil­i­ty to anoth­er country.

For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing your appli­ca­tions and sav­ing mon­ey with Robots​.com, con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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