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Global Assembly-Line Robots Market 2016-2020

Market outlook for the global assembly line robots market

Technavio's research analyst predicts the global assembly line robots market to grow steadily at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period. The need for flexibility in plant operations is one of the primary drivers of the market. As most industries now serve their customers 24/7, employees are required to work round the clock. The adoption of robots has reduced the employee workload drastically. Monotonous jobs such as assembling are now carried out by robots in the production line with high productivity and consistent quality. With the use of robots, employees can focus more on supervising and decision-making roles. The use of collaborative robots has helped the automotive industry to a great extent. For example, BMW introduced collaborative robots in its human production lines in September 2013.

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that include contract manufacturers of auto components and machine tools are reluctant in making heavy investments on robots, but this trend is witnessing a change owing to the challenges they face in handling manual labor. This has led them to increasingly adopt collaborative robots that are easy and safe to operate on the assembly lines. For instance, Rethink robots offer robotics solutions for small industries starting at $25,000.

End-user segmentation and analysis of the global assembly line robots market

Automotive
Non-automotive
The automotive segment accounted for nearly half of the assembly line robots market demand owing to their increased application in assembling heavy components like chassis, powertrain, and so on. All major companies such as BMW, Ford, and GM have adopted assembly line robots in their production lines to enhance and improve their production efficiency and to maintain consistent quality of their finished products.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the global assembly line robots market

Americas
APAC
EMEA
APAC accounted for nearly 62% of the overall assembly line robots market in 2015 but the fastest growth is expected to be seen from EMEA during the forecast period. This rapid growth in EMEA can be attributed to the monetary stimulus package announced by the European Central Bank and investments that are planned by the automotive majors in the region.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The assembly line robots market is facing stiff competition due to innovations in products and marketing strategies. Also, all major vendors are focusing on providing complete industrial robotic solutions. They are developing innovative technologies to provide better support services and superior quality robots enabled with IoT services. Technavio's analysts expect the competitive environment in this market to intensify further with an increase in R&D investments and M&A during the forecast period.

The leading vendors in the market are -

ABB
Fanuc
KUKA
Yaskawa
Other prominent vendors in the market include Apex Automation and Robotics, Denso Robotics, Epson Robotics, Kawasaki Robotics, Mitsubishi Electric, Nachi Robotic Systems, Rethink Robotics, TM Robotics, and Universal Robots.

Key questions answered in the report include

What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
What are the key factors driving the global assembly line robots market?
What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global assembly line robots market?
What are the challenges to market growth?
Who are the key vendors in this market space?
What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global assembly line robots market?
Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global assembly line robots market?
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Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Assembly Line Robots Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Assembly Line Robots Market: ABB, Fanuc, KUKA and Yaskawa

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Apex Automation and Robotics, Denso Robotics, Epson Robotics, Kawasaki Robotics, Mitsubishi Electric, Nachi Robotic Systems, Rethink Robotics, TM Robotics, and Universal Robots.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “In general, large industrial robots that lift and operate heavy payloads work within fences to ensure the safety of human workers. Collaborative robots do not have the same lifting power as that of industrial robots, which hinder their adoption for heavy payload processes. To curb this issue, vendors have started offering collaborative robots that can lift heavy payloads in assembly lines.”

According to the report, in the past, large-scale industrial users were the main clients for robots, as they are expensive. Currently, the higher rate of automation adoption by SMEs bodes well for the robotics market. Vendors in the market have realized this and are working on robots that are safe and affordable for SMEs.

Further, the report states that the lack of knowledge and proper training for using robots has made industries reluctant to roll out wide-scale implementation.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, Fanuc, KUKA, Yaskawa, Apex Automation and Robotics, Denso Robotics, Epson Robotics, Kawasaki Robotics, Mitsubishi Electric, Nachi Robotic Systems, Rethink Robotics, TM Robotics, and Universal Robots.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global assembly line robots scope
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Global robotics market
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global assembly line robots market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global assembly line robots market in automotive industry
      • Table Global assembly line robots market in automotive industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global assembly line robots market in non-automotive industries
      • Table Global assembly line robots market in non-automotive industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Assembly line robots market in geography
      • Table Assembly line robots market by geography 2015
      • Table Assembly line robots market by geography 2020
      • Table Assembly line robots market by geography 2015 and 2020 ($ billions)
    • Assembly line robots market in APAC
      • Table Assembly line robots market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Assembly line robots market in the Americas
      • Table Assembly line robots market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Assembly line robots market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
      • Table Assembly line robots market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ABB
      • Table ABB: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table ABB: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table ABB: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • FANUC
    • Kuka
      • Table Kuka: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Kuka: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014
      • Table Kuka: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Yaskawa Electric
      • Table Yaskawa Electric: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Yaskawa Electric: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Yaskawa Electric: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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