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Industrial Robots Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2026)

Industrial Robots Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2026)

An industrial robot is referred to multipurpose, programmable & reprogrammable, manipulative, and automatically controlled machine employed in various industrial processes such as product inspection, assembly, and packaging. Several types of industrial robots including articulated, SCARA, parallel, Cartesian, and cylindrical robots, have been deployed across manufacturing facilities globally.

Market Vendors are Focusing on Provision of Complete Robotic Solutions

Robots have become an increasingly efficient workforce, when it comes to repetitive and dangerous tasks, such as grinding and de-burring. In a bid to reduce operational costs and comply with government scrutiny, adoption of robots has witnessed a surge in heavy industries. This has further led end-users in attaining operational flexibility, which is require to address different product requirements. Over the past few years, several startups have emerged, and are offering customized robotic solutions. Vendors of industrial robots are focusing on the provision of complete robotic solutions to handle all types of processes ranging from material handling to assembling.

Several research initiatives related to industrial robots, such as the European Union’s R&D program called the Horizon 2020, are expected to lead towards technological developments and innovations in the industry. In addition, growing M&A activities are likely to have huge influence on expansion of the industrial robots market. One great example of this is the acquisition of mechatronic systems company - Gomtec by ABB Limited, for increasing its product portfolio and market reach.

In terms of volume, the global industrial robots market will register a CAGR of over 15% throughout the forecast period (2017-2026), as projected by Future Market Insights’ (FMI) recently published report. Global volume sales of industrial robots are estimated to exceed 8,500 Mn units by 2026-end.

APEJ to Remain Largest Market for Industrial Robots

Growing popularity of smart factories in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan has entailed implementation of high standards for quality and precision of products, which in turn is propelling the adoption of industrial robots in the region. APEJ will continue to be the largest market for industrial robots, in terms of volume. However, Japan is anticipated to be the fastest expanding market for industrial robots, followed by Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Europe.

Parallel robots and Cartesian robots will continue to be sought-after among products, in terms of volume. However, sales of Cartesian robots will reflect a slightly higher CAGR than that of parallel robots through 2026. Adoption of articulated robots has surged across various industrial applications including welding, painting, machine tending, grinding, and polishing, owing to their characteristics such as increased speed, reliability, payload capacity, and larger work envelope. Sales of these robots will also witness an impressive expansion through 2026.

Industrial Robots to Find Largest End Use in Automotive Sector

Increased demand for passenger cars, with subsequent requirement for their inspection has resulted into a boom in the automotive sector, which in turn has boosted adoption of industrial robots in this sector. Currently, the automotive industry is where industrial robots find the largest end use in terms of volume, and the trend is projected to continue throughout the forecast period. In contrast, demand for industrial robots for end use in the food & beverages sector will remain sluggish in the global market.

Painting & dispensing will continue to be the fastest expanding application of industrial robots, followed by material handling. However, number of robots sold for application in material handling and welding & soldering applications will remain relatively higher in the market.

On the basis of technology, although semi-automatic industrial robots will remain dominant in the market in terms of volume, sales of automatic industrial robots will exhibit a relatively higher CAGR through 2026.

Competition Tracking

Key market players identified by the report include Denso Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Brenton, LLC, Krones AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, YASKAWA Electric Corporation, KUKA AG, Fanuc Corporation, and ABB Limited.


Chapter 1 Global Outlook
Chapter 2 Global Industrial Robots Market - Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Global Industrial Robots Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.1.1 Global Industrial Robots Market Taxonomy
3.1.2 Global Industrial Robots Market Definition
3.2 Global Industrial Robots Market Size (Mn units) and Forecast, 2012-2026
3.2.1 Global Industrial Robots Market Y-o-Y Growth
3.3 Global Industrial Robots Market Dynamics
3.4 Supply Chain
3.5 Pricing Analysis
3.6 PESTLE Analysis
3.7 PLC Analysis
3.8 Global Industrial Robots Install Base by key players
3.9 Cost Structure
3.10 Technological Roadmap
3.11 Key Participants Market Presence (Intensity Map) by Region
Chapter 4 Global Industrial Robots Market Analysis and Forecast 2012-2026
4.1 Global Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast By Product Type, 2012-2026
4.1.1 Articulated Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.1.1.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.1.1.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.1.1.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.1.2 SCARA Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.1.2.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.1.2.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.1.2.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.1.3 Parallel Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.1.3.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.1.3.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.1.3.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.1.4 Cartesian Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.1.4.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.1.4.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.1.4.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.1.5 Cylindrical Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.1.5.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.1.5.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.1.5.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.1.6 Others Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.1.6.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.1.6.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.1.6.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2 Global Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast by End Use, 2012-2026
4.2.1 Automotive Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.1.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.1.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.1.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2.2 Electrical & Electronics Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.2.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.2.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.2.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2.3 Metals & Machinery Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.3.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.3.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.3.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2.4 Chemicals, Plastic & Rubber Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.4.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.4.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.4.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2.5 Food & Beverages Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.5.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.5.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.5.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2.6 Healthcare Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.6.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.6.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.6.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2.7 Construction Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.7.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.7.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.7.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.2.8 Others Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.2.8.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.2.8.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.2.8.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.3 Global Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast By Applications, 2012-2026
4.3.1 Material Handling Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.3.1.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.3.1.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.3.1.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.3.2 Welding & Soldering Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.3.2.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.3.2.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.3.2.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.3.3 Assembly & Disassembly Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.3.3.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.3.3.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.3.3.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.3.4 Painting & Dispensing Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.3.4.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.3.4.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.3.4.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.3.5 Others Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.3.5.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.3.5.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.3.5.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.4 Global Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast by Technology, 2012-2026
4.4.1 Automatic Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.4.1.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.4.1.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.4.1.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.4.2 Semi- Automatic Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.4.2.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.4.2.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.4.2.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
4.4.3 Manual Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
4.4.3.1 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Region
4.4.3.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region
4.4.3.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
Chapter 5 North America Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
5.1 North America Outlook
5.2 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Country
5.3 4.2. Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Product Type
5.4 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By End Use
5.5 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Applications
5.6 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Technology
Chapter 6 Latin America Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
6.1 Latin America Outlook
6.2 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Country
6.3 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Product Type
6.4 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By End Use
6.5 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Applications
6.6 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Technology
Chapter 7 Europe Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
7.1 Europe Outlook
7.2 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Country
7.3 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Product Type
7.4 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By End Use
7.5 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Applications
7.6 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Technology
Chapter 8 Japan Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
8.1 Japan Outlook
8.2 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Country
8.3 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Product Type
8.4 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By End Use
8.5 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Applications
8.6 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Technology
Chapter 9 APEJ Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
9.1 Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) Outlook
9.2 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Country
9.3 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Product Type
9.4 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By End Use
9.5 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Applications
9.6 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Technology
Chapter 10 MEA Industrial Robots Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2026
10.1 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Outlook
10.2 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Country
10.3 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Product Type
10.4 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By End Use
10.5 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Applications
10.6 Volume ( Mn units ) Comparison, By Technology
Chapter 11 Global Industrial Robots Market Company Share Analysis, Competition Landscape and Company Profile
11.1 Global Industrial Robots Market Company Share Analysis
11.2 Global Industrial Robots Market Competition Landscape
Chapter 12 FMI Research Methodology
12.1 To Begin With
12.2 How we Develop Base Year Data
12.3 Overall Approach Explained Visually
12.4 To be Noted
12.5 Average Pricing Methodology
12.6 Forecasting Methodology
12.7 For Profiling Competitors in the Market:
Chapter 13 Disclaimer

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