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The greatest demand for Industrial robots was registered by the automotive industry

News Industrial robots post a new sales record in 2015

Apr 1, 2016

As per reports from IFR, in 2015, the number of industrial robots sold worldwide surpassed the 240,000 unit mark for the first time

As per reports from IFR, in 2015, the number of industrial robots sold worldwide surpassed the 240,000 unit mark for the first time. This corresponds to the global year-on-year growth of 8%. The greatest demand was again registered by the automotive industry. China continues to exhibit the highest demand for industrial robots—sales rose by 16%. Despite the general perception of a ‘reluctant’ investment climate, China extended its leading position as the number one sales market worldwide with unit sales reaching 66,000. Sales of industrial robots in Europe rose by a record of 9% to nearly 50,000 units. Eastern Europe, with growth of 29%, proved to be one of the fastest growing regions globally. In the US, Canada and Mexico, a total of 34,000 units were sold in 2015 representing year-on-year growth of 11%. “Today, the automotive industry is taking a leading role when it comes to flexible and state-of-the-art automation solutions and the direct collaboration between humans and robots”, said Stefan Lampa, President & CEO, KUKA Roboter.

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