Industrial Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26391964 | 1022 Pages | 258 Tables and Figures | 2015
  • Key Topics
  • Industrial Robot
  • Industrial Robot Articulated
  • Industrial Robot Cylindrical
  • Industrial Robot Cartesian
  • Industrial Robot Scara
  • Industrial Robot Welding
  • Industrial Robot Painting
  • Industrial Robot Material Handling
  • Industrial Robot Logistical, Packaging
  • Industrial Robot Palletizing
  • Industrial Robot Food
  • Industrial Robot Beverages
  • Industrial Robot Packaging
  • Industrial Robot Metals
  • Industrial Robot Heavy Machinery
  • Industrial Robot Plastics And Rubber
  • Industrial Robot Solar /
  • Industrial Robot Market Installed Base
  • General Industrial Robot Markets
  • Automotive Industrial Robot Market Shares
  • Systems Body-In-White Industrial Robot Market Shares
  • SCARA Industrial Robot Market Shares
  • Industrial Robot Cell Size
  • Low-Cost Automation
  • Industrial Robots Replace Existing Manufacturing Jobs
  • Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution
  • Industrial Robot Target Markets
  • Industrial Robots Third Wave Of Automated Process
  • Flexible Response To Changing Market Conditions
  • Innovation For Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Localization

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (May 16, 2015) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Industrial Robot: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021.  The 2015 study has 1022 pages, 258 tables and figures.  Worldwide Industrial Robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the  automotive early adopter base provides a way for other industries to leverage economies of scale.  Industrial Robot infrastructure in one industry makes it easier to extend product sets so that they are more available across all industries, remaking all manufacturing everywhere.

Controllers permit leveraging industrial robot technology to improve automated process via iteration of work cells.  Using controllers to leverage efficiencies is an evolving art, extending the current state of the art.  Robots can perform tasks at less cost, and do work in a manner that cannot be replicated with human manufacturing workers.  Information technology is used to implement the services provided by controllers.  

Growth prospects for the industrial robotics industry depend on market opportunity metrics relative to the different industries.  Automotive investment levels globally have remained at historical highs.  Increasing usage of robotic automation by non-automotive companies is driving the usage of industrial robot automation to a new level.  
Increased adoption of industrial robots coupled with a huge push from the industry for collaborative robots, opens opportunities for robotic solutions.   In the immediate future industrial robots strengthen the position of every industry, promising more manufacturing efficiency at every level.

The industrial robots have not yet achieved economies of scale, illustrating the market opportunity that will come quickly after economies of scale are achieved.  New technology and improved controllers open the path to economies of scale for industrial robots.  As this occurs a new industrial revolution will occur.  There are massive numbers of products offered by each major industrial robot vendor.  Product consolidation is occurring in the market.  Customization of a few products to increase product volume  hold the promise of changing the market so it functions at a level that means devices that basically have eluded economies of scale in the past, will now be able to be mass produced.

A few leading vendors profiled in the report lead the market.  ABB provides a comprehensive range of robots to help manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety.  Regardless of application ABB has a robot to meet needs of the customer in any industry.  ABB has installed 250,000 robots worldwide.

ABB's small IRB 120 multipurpose industrial robot weighs 25kg and can handle a payload of 3kg (4kg for vertical wrist) with a reach of 580mm.  It is a cost-effective and reliable choice for generating high production outputs in return for low investment.  A white finish Clean Room ISO 5 (Class 100) version, certified by IPA, is available.

With a global install base of nearly 300,000 industrial robots, Yaskawa Motoman has over 150 robot arm models currently in production.   Well defined criteria help users find a robotic arm that suits industrial applications.  Required payload, reach and repeatability specifications are market aspects.  Each robotic arm model is paired with a robot controller that enables workers to program and control tasks of a single robot or coordinate multiple robot arms.

Yaskawa. Motoman offers 40 fully integrated, pre-engineered work cell solutions.  These work cells include robots, process equipment, and safety equipment.  Cost-effective world solutions are available to meet requirements for safety and easy of use.  Customers look for industrial robots that are easy to set up and operate.   Industrial robots automate manufacturing, starting with automotive factories providing automated process stat is cheaper, more reliable, and proven.  Industrial robots are changing the economics of manufacturing and materials handling in all industries.   Industrial robots are poised to change every aspect of modern business.

Robots bring a new industrial revolution.  Adoption of industrial robots in non-automotive applications is occurring in the electronics, chemicals, pharmaceutical, and food & beverages industries.   Industrial robots have opened up new market opportunities.  High installation costs have been largely overcome, making industries in developing markets available to vendors.  The adoption of robots in underdeveloped countries occurs because of the unavailability of skilled labor.   

industrial robots are set to bring a new industrial revolution more important than anything seen before.   Industrial robots perform repetitive tasks efficiently, they do not eat, they do not make mistakes, they do not get tired, they do what they are told.

Manufacturing plants are frequently long aisles of nothing but robots, no human in sight.  Beyond industrial robots that repeat actions, more intelligent robots loaded with sensors, cameras, and intelligent software are able to automate process using controllers to manage action.   Use of microprocessors provides a measure of intelligent control over the activity of the robot based on input from the sensors and the cameras.

Think about the current industrial revolution.  Before the invention of the automobile, buggy whip manufacturing was a thriving business.  No longer.  In the same vein, industrial robots hold the promise of eliminating many of the existing jobs in manufacturing.  Innovation, centers of excellence. New enterprises promise to replace many of the existing jobs.  People need to be flexible, to develop new industries.

Increased adoption of industrial robots coupled with a huge push from the industry for collaborative robots, opens opportunities for robotic solutions.   In the immediate future industrial robots strengthen the position of every industry, promising more manufacturing efficiency at every level. 

The issue becomes creating jobs and building economies worldwide so people can afford to support a family and a lifestyle and buy the goods that are manufactured so efficiently.  This new job creation market thrust will come from industry and government investment in innovation and centers of excellence.

Industrial robots promise to replace 70 to 90% of existing manufacturing jobs.  People will learn new ways to achieve an economy, to achieve economic development.   An economy needs to adjust, to be flexible if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force. 

According to Susan Eustis, principal author of the market research study, “Industrial robot vendors have discovered that with intelligent use of new technology, they can dominate an aspect of some manufacturing automated process for a particular sector.  As the early adopters in the auto industry have proven, robots do the work cheaper and better than humans once a repetitive process has been evolved.  Industrial robots make the difference between winning  competitive advantage or losing it.   Solutions offered by vendors are creating market growth opportunities .”

Industrial robots can perform tasks faster and more accurately than humans.   Increases in productivity are provided by industrial robots.   Robots help reduce overall manufacturing costs in developing and developed countries.  Markets are expected to rise 11.5% annually through 2021.    Industrial robot markets at $22 billion in 2014 are anticipated to reach $48.9 billion by 2021.

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • ABB
  • Yasakawa
  • Denso
  • Fanuc
  • Kuka
  • Kawasaki
  • Toshiba
  • Panasonic
  • Staubli
  • Nachi
  • Yamaha
  • Epson
  • Comau
  • Adept Technologies
Market Participants
  • ABB Robotics
  • Adept Technology
  • American Robot
  • Anhui Efort Intelligent Equipment
  • Apex Automation
  • Arotech
  • Apex Automation and Robotics
  • Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
  • Aurotek
  • Axium
  • BAE Systems
  • Changzhou Mingseal Robotic Technology
  • Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz
  • Denso Wave
  • DJI Innovation
  • DMG Mori Ellison Technologies
  • Durr
  • EBZ
  • ECA Robotics
  • Elbit Systems
  • Epson
  • Evatran Group
  • Fanuc
  • Fiat / Comau
  • Fuji Heavy Industries
  • GSK
  • Harbin BOSHI Automation
  • Harbin Haier & HIT Robot Technology
  • Harmonic Drive Systems
  • HuaHeng Welding
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
  • Kawasaki Robotics
  • Kuka
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nabtesco
  • Nachi Fujikoshi Corp.
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Osaka Transformer Company OTC / Daihen
  • Panasonic
  • Pari Robotics
  • Pedsco
  • Re2, Inc
  • ReconRobotics
  • Reis Robotics
  • Rethink Robotics
  • Robosoft
  • Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schunk GmBH
  • Shanghai STEP Electric
  • Shenzhen Jasic Technology
  • Shibuya Seiki
  • SDR Tactical Robot
  • SIASUN Robot & Automation
  • Stäubli
  • Tangshan Kaiyuan Group / Tangshan Kaiyuan Welding (TKSW)
  • Thyssen
  • Toshiba TM
  • Universal Robots
  • VDE
  • Yamaha
  • Yaskawa / Motoman

Report Methodology

This is the 639th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Author

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26391964 | 1022 Pages | 258 Tables and Figures | 2015