Five Reasons U.S. Companies Should Automate Now

Nov 4, 2010

Robots are providing strong solutions for combating offshoring. Industrial robots are making it possible for U.S. companies to keep up with domestic and foreign competitors as they can help to keep costs down while also producing quality and consistent products. Furthermore, there has been legislative measures that were passed making robots more advantageous for U.S. manufacturing companies.


Right now, busi­ness­es in the Unit­ed States are fac­ing some tough chal­lenges includ­ing off­shoring pres­sures, approach­ing work short­ages, fierce com­pe­ti­tion, and eco­nom­ic upheaval. Robots offer a way to fight back and stay strong. Con­sid­er the unique ben­e­fits robots pro­vide for U.S. man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies at this unique point in time.

1. Com­bat Off­shoring:
Man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies in the Unit­ed States don’t have con­tend with the unfore­seen costs and has­sles posed by off­shoring. Robots allow man­u­fac­tur­ing and oth­er com­pa­nies to remain on U.S. soil while still achiev­ing off­shoring goals (i.e. low cost, high qual­i­ty pro­duc­tion). Robots offer a much more reli­able way to keep man­u­fac­tur­ing costs down and remain com­pet­i­tive in the glob­al econ­o­my.

2. Pre­pare for Skilled Work­er Short­age:
It may seem hard to believe con­sid­er­ing the cur­rent unem­ploy­ment rate, but the Unit­ed States will soon be fac­ing a severe work­er short­age. Accord­ing to a recent Indus­try Week arti­cle, over the next five years baby boomers (mak­ing up 40% of the work­force) will begin retir­ing en masse and there won’t be enough work­ers with sim­i­lar skill sets to fill the open­ings. Work­er pop­u­la­tions in spe­cif­ic appli­ca­tions, such as weld­ing, will be espe­cial­ly hard hit. Pre­pare your com­pa­ny for this inevitable short­age by invest­ing in indus­tri­al robots.

3. Com­pete Local­ly and Glob­al­ly:
Indus­tri­al robots make it pos­si­ble for U.S. com­pa­nies to keep up with both domes­tic and for­eign com­peti­tors. As men­tioned ear­li­er, robots are reli­able tools that can effec­tive­ly keep costs down and qual­i­ty con­sis­tent. This way your com­pa­ny can com­pete with low labor costs abroad, respond eas­i­ly to prod­uct and pack­ag­ing changes, as well as stream­line and increase pro­duc­tion.

More and more busi­ness­es are turn­ing to robots to gain a com­pet­i­tive edge. Dur­ing the first nine months of this year, robot orders from North Amer­i­can com­pa­nies have increased 34%. Don’t fall behind! Invest in robots today.

4. Take Advan­tage of Tax Incen­tives:
Recent leg­is­la­tion makes automat­ing with robots even more advan­ta­geous for U.S. man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies. The Small Busi­ness Jobs Act extend­ed and expand­ed Sec­tion 179. Now equip­ment (both new and used) that is ordered and put into use in 2010 or 2011 is eli­gi­ble for the tax write-off. In addi­tion, the thresh­olds have dou­bled. Com­pa­nies can write-off the first $500,000 (not just the $250,000). The cap on pur­chas­es has grown from $800,000 to $2 mil­lion.

5. Strength­en the Coun­try:
The Unit­ed States has been through some dif­fi­cult times of late. The econ­o­my is still recov­er­ing from a reces­sion and unem­ploy­ment is at a record low (9.6% accord­ing to the BLS). With robots you have a chance to give back — to make sure you con­tribute to build­ing up this nation. Be a force of change: stay­ing onshore, pro­vid­ing robot techs and pro­gram­mers with jobs, and con­tribut­ing to the coun­try’s eco­nom­ic well­be­ing.

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