Trend report: Industrial Robots in China 2020

China has become the largest robot market in the world since 2013. Despite the already high sales level, robot sales rose again by 28 percent last year. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) expects that China will be responsible for 40 percent of the worldwide demand by 2019.

Our newest research supports this assessment. The growth momentum will continue in 2017 and beyond, according to the judgment of experts from leading foreign and Chinese robot manufacturers, component suppliers and system integrators, with whom we spoke for this report. Rising labor costs, a still low level of automation as well as the increasing abilities of intelligent and collaborative robot solutions will fuel this growth - not to mention the ambitious goals of the Chinese government.

At the same time, the market is still very fragmented and intransparent. According to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the number of companies in the robot sector has risen from just under 300 to more than 3,400 since 2012. Many of them are small companies with limited prospects for the future, but powerful players from the traditional mechanical engineering industry or dynamic Internet companies are still entering this field.

In this context, foreign suppliers of robot and automation technology have to be particularly concerned with the following questions: Which are the relevant companies and what are their strengths and weaknesses? How will the overall market develop and to what degree can we predict growth and structural changes in its sub-segments? Who are the right partners?

Therefore, we elaborated the report at hand. It is based on our many years of experience in the Chinese automation market. It has a modular structure and consists of the following parts, which are available separately:

  1. Market analysis industrial robots in China (129 pages)
  2. System integrator database (Excel-file)

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