Robot Sales Continue to Rise: Up 10% in 2016


As technology continues to advance, it enables automation to become more intelligent and affordable.  This helps robotics continue to spread their automation love outside of factory floors. Automation can now be found in a variety of places such as the food and consumer goods industries and even small businesses. Therefore, it is no surprise that the robotics world proved itself to be extremely popular in 2016.

Robotics Industry Association published numbers that showed robot orders were up 10% from 2015 to 2016.  There were a total of 34,606 robots ordered with a total market value of $1.9 billion, in North America alone. The demand surged in the fourth quarter last year as robot orders hit 10,621 valued at $561 million, a 21% increase from 2015.

The automotive industry also saw orders jump by 17% in 2016; assembly up 61%, food and consumer goods industry up 32%, and spot welding up 24%.

The robotics industry will continue to make waves across all industries,ranging from auto, to food, to consumer goods. For more information about any robotic services, feel free to contact RobotWorx representatives online, or at 740-251-4312.

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