Robotic Boom Will Bring 1.3 Million Robots by 2018

Mar 4, 2016

The robotic boom is bringing incredible precision, productivity, flexibility, and versatility to production lines across the globe. Robots are quickly becoming an integral part of manufacturing lines and ultimately the success of the economy. Nowadays to stay competitive on a global market, one must integrate a robot onto the production line.


It can offi­cial­ly be said that the robot­ic divi­sion is boom­ing. Peo­ple are call­ing it a fourth indus­tri­al rev­o­lu­tion” where robots are effort­less­ly being incor­po­rat­ed into fac­to­ries and bring­ing incred­i­ble pre­ci­sion, pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, and flex­i­bil­i­ty. Fac­to­ries are also see­ing a boom in col­lab­o­ra­tive robots that are able to seam­less­ly work hand-in-hand with human work­ers to fur­ther increase flex­i­bil­i­ty and efficiency. 

Robots are now an inte­gral and unstop­pable part to the suc­cess of the world’s econ­o­my. So, it is not sur­pris­ing that these high­ly auto­mat­ed economies are rapid­ly adopt­ing the indus­tri­al robot focus. Glob­al­ly, it is esti­mat­ed that 1.3 mil­lion indus­tri­al robots will arriv­ing in fac­to­ries by 2018. The inter­na­tion­al mar­ket val­ue for robot­ic sys­tems esti­mat­ed around 32 bil­lion US dol­lars and the auto­mo­tive divi­sion itself increased their robots by 43% in one year, from 2013 – 2014

Break­ing it down even fur­ther, the aver­age glob­al robot­ic den­si­ty is 66 robot units per 10,000 employ­ees. Reflect­ed in Fig­ure 1 are the 21 coun­tries that are above this aver­age. Lead­ing indus­tri­al robot­ic automa­tion is South Korea at 478 units per 10,000 employ­ees, where­as the Unit­ed Sta­tions cur­rent­ly sits at sev­enth place with 164 units.

Prov­ing that it is nev­er too late to begin automat­ing among this quick­ly advanc­ing world, let’s take a clos­er look at Chi­na. The coun­try sits around 36 units per 10,000 employ­ees, yet they are quick­ly advanc­ing as the world’s largest sales and growth mar­ket for indus­tri­al robots. Chi­na sold a record-break­ing 57,100 units in 2014 and is expect­ed to account for more than one-third of the indus­tri­al robots installed worldwide. 

Are you wor­ried about this dra­mat­ic rise in robot­ics affect­ing employ­ment? Don’t fright. Reports have actu­al­ly shown that the increase in robot­ics is cre­at­ing more jobs. Jeff Burn­stein, pres­i­dent of the RIA, states, Today there are more oppor­tu­ni­ties than ever in the robot­ics indus­try.” More on this top­ic here.

All of these sta­tis­tics are impor­tant for indi­cat­ing the growth of automa­tion with­in inter­na­tion­al mar­kets and reflect­ing where our indus­tri­al world is head­ed. Now is the time for your com­pa­ny to jump on the robot­ic boom train and keep your com­pa­ny in line with the glob­al com­pe­ti­tion. If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the robots at Robot­worx or any of the tra­di­tion­al indus­tri­al robots avail­able from the com­pa­nies, con­tact Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for Fanuc, Motoman, Uni­ver­sal Robots, KUKA, and ABB. Our staff will work with you to help you design and build the best robot­ic sys­tem for you and your facil­i­ty. Con­tact us online or give experts a call at 8777626881.

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