World Robotics News

Global Survey:

Industrial Robot break worldwide sales record - plus 27 percent

"Global demand of industrial robots f in 2014 reached more than 200,000 units for the first time," said Arturo Baroncelli, President of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in Chicago.  "Strongest drivers of the growth were the automotive industry followed by the electronics industry. Based on the preliminary results of the global statistics on industrial robots, the IFR estimates that about 225,000 units were sold in 2014, 27% more than in 2013."


Industrial Robots Global Study

China to overtake EU and North America by 2017

By 2017, more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today's 200,000 to more than 400,000. To compare: In North America, numbers will rise to about 300,000 - with 340,000 predicted for Europe's five largest economies. So says the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in its 2014 World Robot Statistics.


Global Survey: Human-robot Teams capturing new Sectors

Robotized automation is flourishing

Having conquered automotive manufacturing, the latest industrial robots are about to capture other industrial sectors that, to date, have remained undeveloped. Opportunities are huge. Even in those countries where the application of robotics is at its greatest (Japan, Germany and the USA), the density of robots in the automotive sector is seven times greater than in all other industrial areas.


CEO Statements to the results of World Robotics

World Robotics 2014 published

Comments of the international robot companies`CEOs on the results of the study World Robotics 2014


IFR: Accelerating demand for industrial robots will continue

2014: Industrial robot sales will increase by at least 15%

Frankfurt, 30 September 2014 - "More than 200,000 industrial robots will be installed in 2014 worldwide, 15% more than in 2013" announced Arturo Baroncelli, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study "World Robotics 2014 - Industrial Robots", on Tuesday in Frankfurt. "The accelerating demand for industrial robots will continue. Between 2015 and 2017, growth will likely continue at about 12% on average per year", stated Baroncelli.


Service Robots: Logistic systems on the rise

Continued strong increase of personal and domestic robots

Frankfurt, 30 September 2014 - About 21,000 service robots for professional use were sold worldwide in 2013, 4% more than in 2012, reports the IFR Statistical Department in the new study "World Robotics 2014 - Service Robots", which was published on Tuesday in Frankfurt. The total sales value slightly decreased to US$ 3.6 billion. For the period of 2014 to 2017, sales forecast which were provided by companies worldwide indicate an increase to about 134,500 units with an estimated value of US$ 18.9 billion.


Global robotics industry: Record beats record

2013: 179,000 industrial robots sold 2014: Continued increase expected

"In 2013, about 179,000 industrial robots were sold worldwide, again an all-time high and 12 percent more than in 2012," announced Arturo Baroncelli, IFR President on Wednesday, 04 June at the AUTOMATICA in Munich the preliminary results of the IFR world robot statistics. "Incoming orders in the first four months of 2014 increased remarkably and requests from all customer industries are on the rise. Therefore, we expect that in 2014 growth of unit sales will continue with the same pace like in 2013," stated Baroncelli.


All-time-high for industrial robots in 2013

Strong demand from Asia

"The global demand for industrial robots reached an all-time-high of about 168,000 units in 2013," said Arturo Baroncelli, IFR President, on Wednesday in Frankfurt. "The success story of the robotics industry is continuing."


Andreas Bauer re-elected as Chairman Robot Suppliers Committee

In Tokyo, the representatives of robot suppliers like ABB, Fanuc, Kawasaki, OTC-Daihen, Nachi, Universal, Yaskawa re-elected Andreas Bauer, Director Marketing at the German robot manufacturer KUKA, as Chairman of the new founded "Robot Suppliers Committee".


Arturo Baroncelli Elected As New IFR President

Joe Gemma the new Vice President

The IFR Executive Board elected Arturo Baroncelli, Comau Robotics, Italy, as the new IFR President last week in Seoul. At the General Assembly meeting Baroncelli thanked the former President, Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, Fanuc, for his dedicated work for the International Federation of Robotics during his two-year term of office. Sakakibara will retire from the IFR Executive Board and General Assembly but will still represent Fanuc within the Robot Suppliers Group.