According to a new study, robots are increasingly used in the manufacturing industry worldwide1. May 2018
Automation in the manufacturing industry is progressing inexorably. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), this year’s record was an average of 74 robots per 10,000 workers, compared to 66 units in 2015. The use of robots in Asia has the highest growth rates with 9 percent while America and Japan are at 7 and 5 percent respectively. The number of robots is used as an index of automation of the manufacturing industry in various countries. Nowadays, robots are used in the entire production process, from the transport of raw materials, handling of the starting material to the packaging of the final product.
Development in China was the fastest worldwide to date. Between 2013 and 2016, the average increased from 25 to 68 units, currently China ranks 23rd in the world. The Chinese government has ambitious plans to move into the top 10 countries of automated production by 2020 and increase the value to 150 units, which would be doubling.
Leaders in the use of robots are countries with a high proportion of companies in the field of the electrical or electronics industry or the automotive industry. The number of research institutions and labor costs also play a role. South Korea has been the undisputed number one since 2010, followed by Singapore and Germany in third place.
Experts and analysts agreed that Germany is taking a leading role in robotics automation. They expect an annual increase in robot use by 5 percent in the manufacturing and automotive industries. The market unites traditional engineering, technological innovation and a broad positioning of the German engineering industry. It was also commended the formation of interest groups and the networking of universities and private institutions such as the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
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