Recovery in Automotive Manufacturing Increases Global Automation & Robotics Production


posted November 25, 2014

To compete in the continuously evolving global economy, automotive manufactures have outsourced their labor to reduce costs and maintain their competitive foot print. While this strategy has reduced the number of middle-income jobs, the demand for industrial robotics and industrial automation part production has increased by a staggering amount in the automotive sector. In fact, the number of operational industrial robots are expected to increase from 1.15 million in 2011 to 1.58 million in 2015, an increase of 38%, according to the International Federation of Robotics.

Part of this staggering increase in industrial robotics and automation parts is the recovery of the automotive sector. This resurgence has boosted sales of robotics as well as revamped research to increase the functions of robots from large robot and automation manufacturers including ABB. According to the Robotics Industries Federation, the number of robots sold to automotive original equipment manufacturers in North America has increased by 47% from 2011 to 2013.

Information sourced from CompaniesandMarkets.com





   

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