Industrial Robotics Market By Product Type (Articulated Robots, Linear Robots, Cylindrical Robots, Parallel Robots, SCARA Robots, Others), By Functionality (Soldering And Welding, Material Handling, Painting & Dispensing, Cutting & Processing), By End-use Vertical (Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Plastics, Rubber And Chemicals, Metals & Machinery, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages, Precision Engineering & Optics, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026


The global industrial robotics market was valued at US$ 32.9 Bn in 2017, expanding at a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. The accelerating pace of automation is transforming widening range of industries. Therefore, robots have made their way and are spreading throughout warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. To a certain extent, the new wave of automation is driven by the same things that first brought robotics and automation into workplace: to free human workers from dangerous, dirty and dull jobs, improving quality by reducing variability, eliminating errors and to cut down manufacturing costs. Growing importance of workplace safety and rising demand for automating processes to increase efficiency, enhance safety and reduce human errors are some of the major factors driving the growth prospects of the market worldwide.

Industrial robotics revolutionized the conventional industrial processes and allowed manufacturers to increase productivity at higher quality and lower costs. Industrial robots have been in the industry for a long time now. In 1970, approx. 200 robots were used in the U.S., which later increased to 4,000 in 1980 and 5,500 in 1981 and is still increasing. According to International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the global sales of industrial robots increased by 31% and reached to a new record of 387,000 units in 2017.

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"Articulated Robots accounted for the Largest Market Share in 2017"

In 2017, based on product type, articulated robots accounted for the largest market share in the global industrial robotics market. Articulated robots are most commonly used in factories worldwide. This type of robots have additional degrees of freedom than other robots in the market, which makes them more adaptable and appealing. Articulated robots can be used for different applications including material handling, material removal, welding and dispensing. Having the capability of performing host of tasks in various industrial operations, articulated robots have seen a widespread adoption over the years and are likely to maintain their dominance throughout the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

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"Asia Pacific Garnered Largest Market Share in 2017"

The industrial robotics market, based on geography was dominated by Asia Pacific region in 2017. The region is expected to have an upper hand in the market throughout the forecast period owing to the presence of strong electronics and automotive industries. Also, some of the major players such as ABB Ltd., KUKA AG have established their operations in the region. The strongest growth drivers for industrial robotics are found in countries including China, Japan, and Republic of Korea. Owing to the booming automotive industries and rapid industrialization, the region projected to witness notable growth in the years to come.

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Competitive Insights

Major players in the industrial robotics market include ABB Ltd., TOSHIBA MACHINE CO., LTD., YRG Inc., FANUC Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Omron Adept Technologies, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, DENSO Robotics, Seiko, Epson Corporation, KUKA AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Staubli International AG, NACHI-FUJIKOSHI CORP., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Comau S.p.A., DAIHEN Corporation, Universal Robots, and CMA Robotics among others.

New product development remains the key strategy adopted by the players to obtain an upper hand over the competitors present in the market. For instance, in June 2018, ABB Ltd. launched a third-gen Foundry Prime robot. The robot is designed for applications such as high pressure water jet cleaning in tough operating industrial environments. The Company has developed the robot to increase system uptime and reliability, while reducing maintenance costs by 60%.

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Historical & Forecast Period

The research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2016 to 2026 considering 2017 as the base year for the research. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each respective segments calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

Industrial robotics market report provides market size and estimates based on market dynamics and key trends observed in the industry. The report provides a holistic view of global industrial robotics market based on product type, functionality, end-use vertical and geography. Key segments covered in the report are as follows:

Research Period  2016-2026
Base Year 2017
Forecast Period  2018-2026
Historical Year  2016
Unit  USD Billion

 Product Type Segment (2016-2026; US$ Bn)
 • Articulated Robots
 • Linear Robots
 • Cylindrical Robots
 • Parallel Robots
 • SCARA Robots
 • Others (Delta Robots, Polar Robots, etc.)

 Functionality Segment (2016-2026; US$ Bn)
 • Soldering and Welding
 • Material Handling
 • Assembling & Disassembling
 • Painting & Dispensing
 • Milling, Cutting & Processing

 End-use Vertical Segment (2016-2026; US$ Bn)
 • Automotive
 • Electrical & Electronics
 • Plastics, Rubber and Chemicals
 • Metals & Machinery
 • Pharmaceutical
 • Food & Beverages
 • Precision Engineering & Optics
 • Others (Oil & Gas, Construction, etc.)

 Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Bn)
 • North America (U.S. and Rest of North America)
 • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)
 • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
 • Rest of World (Middle East & Africa (MEA), Latin America)

Key questions answered in this report

  • What was the market size of industrial robotics in 2017 and forecast up to 2026?
  • What are the key factors driving the global industrial robotics market?
  • What are the key market trends and high-growth opportunities observed in the industrial robotics market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for industrial robotics market?
  • Which segment will grow at a faster pace? Why?
  • Which region will drive the market growth? Why?
  • Which players are leading the industrial robotics market?
  • What are the sustainability strategies adopted by the key players operating in the market?
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Published Date:  Dec 2018
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   59495
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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