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Automotive 4.0—Robotics in the Future of Autobuilding

  • Executive Summary
    • Market Outlook-Future of Automotive Manufacturing
    • Market Outlook-Future of Automation in Vehicle Production
    • Key Findings and Inferences-Regional Perspective
    • Key Findings and Inferences-Application Perspective
  • Industrial Internet of Things-A Research Perspective
    • Industrial Internet of Things-The 4 Functional Facets
    • Relevant Research
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Market Definitions
    • Research, Aims, and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Top Trends to Sculpt the Future of Automotive Production
    • IIoT Driving a New Industrial Revolution Manufacturing
    • iManufacturing-ICT-Enabled Intelligent Manufacturing
    • iManufacturing-Smart Factories
    • iManufacturing-Virtual & Digital Factories
    • High Performance Manufacturing
    • Open-Source Low-Volume Manufacturing
    • 3D Printing-Economic Impact on Production
    • 3D Printing-Comparison of Current and Future State
    • Green Manufacturing-Way Towards Sustainability
    • Green Manufacturing-Case Examples
  • Automation & Robots Today-A Synopsis of the Current Industry
    • Collaborative Robots-The Game Changer for Automakers
    • Rise of Robots-Auto Sector is the Biggest Consumer
    • Market Drivers-Automation & Robotics for Automakers
    • Market Challenges-Acute Focus on SMEs
  • Understanding Robotics in Automotive Manufacturing
    • The 3 Aspects of Robots in Automotive Production
    • Value Chain-Automotive Manufacturing
    • Production Value Chain-Automation & Robotics Revenue
  • Production Value Chain-A Comprehensive Future Outlook
    • Press Automation-Application Segmentation
    • Press Automation-Revenue Forecast by Application
    • Press Automation-Scenarios in Future Factory
    • Body in White-Application Segmentation
    • Body in White-Revenue Forecast by Application
    • Body in White-Scenarios in Future Factory
    • Painting-Application Segmentation
    • Painting-Revenue Forecast by Application
    • Painting-Scenarios in Future Factory
    • Powertrain Assembly-Application Segmentation
    • Powertrain Assembly-Revenue Forecast by Application
    • Powertrain Assembly-Scenarios in Future Factory
    • Final Assembly-Application Segmentation
    • Final Assembly-Revenue Forecast by Application
    • Final Assembly-Scenarios in Future Factory
  • Market Landscape-Automation & Robotics Supplier for Automotive Production
    • Understanding Scatterplot of Competitive Capabilities
    • Market Matrix for Competitiveness
  • Conclusion
    • Game Changer-Robot Penetration into Tier I/II Suppliers
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations Used

Automotive 4.0—Robotics in the Future of Autobuilding

Final Abstract: From the early 1960s, the automotive industry has been known for its intensive use of industrial robots. Since then, the auto-building sector has come a long way by utilizing nearly 50% of the global industrial robots for its different applications. Over the course of the last decade, many improvements have been made in production lines to assist the workers with their daily tasks. However, robots have been able to add significant value only to the global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and not to the small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) who contribute nearly 70% of the global manufacturing revenue. Hence, robot manufacturers have a lot of opportunity in steering their capabilities to offer solutions to the global SMEs of the automotive value chain.

This Frost & Sullivan research service on the Automotive 4.0—Robotics in the Future of Auto-building provides detailed insights into the prevailing market scenario, including drivers, challenges as well as future trends of the robotics and automation market for automotive production. The report mainly covers the five stages of the automotive production value chain—press automation, body-in-white, power-train assembly, paint application and final assembly. Each of these stages have been analyzed under the following sections:
Application segmentation—Level of penetration of robots in each application
Revenue analysis of robotics and automation systems market application wise
Scenarios in the future factories

Key Questions this Study will Answer
What are the major challenges for automotive players in terms of Manufacturing 4.0?
What are the main drivers and restraints of the automation and robotics market?
What is the ambition/vision of automotive manufacturers/suppliers regarding the future of manufacturing (in terms of physical assets—tooling, robotization, co-bots and digital assets)?
Who are the main market participants?
What is the market position of outsourced engineering companies (Tier III suppliers)?
How can new automation technologies support cost-effective, high-volume production of highly individualized cars?
How can automation and robotics support increasing complex and rapidly changing production concepts?


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