Robot Market in 2014
OFweekrobotNetwork News: March 11,industrial robotmanufacturer Kuka's new factory in Shanghai, Kuka Group CEO TillReuter told Zaobao that China is now the second largest in the worldRobot Market, demand is particularly strong in the field of automotive robots. In addition to the automotive industry, machine tool processing, construction, computers, communications, etc. are becoming new demand growth points for robots.
"Kuka has a 20% share in the Chinese robot market. Last year's sales volume was about 3000, and this year the number will be even higher." According to the TillReuter, KUKA's hand-held orders in 2014 have exceeded the sum of the past few years, and the annual production capacity of the Shanghai production base will reach 5000 units in the future.
According to the TillReuter, at present, 50% of Kuka's business comes from applications in the automotive industry, but what is more noteworthy is that 50% other applications come from other fields. In machine tool processing, casting, plastics, 3C (computer, communications, electronics), logistics and other industries, the application share of intelligent robots is showing an upward trend.
, Kong Bing, CEO of Kuka Robot (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., said that the Chinese robot market is growing rapidly at a rate of 10% to 15% per year. The KR51400 robots developed by Kuka specifically for the Chinese market will be produced in China in the future., And sell in China and the entire Asia-Pacific market.
Germany KUKA is one of the "four big families" in the field of industrial robots. The other three are ABB of Switzerland, Fanako of Japan and Yaskawa Electric. In recent years, the "four major families" have accelerated the establishment of branches or investment and construction of factories in China. At present, they account for 60% to 70% of the Chinese market.
China's current low robot density (the number of industrial robots per 10,000 workers) brings imagination to the development of this market. At present, in South Korea, Japan, Germany and other countries where robots are commonly used, the number is 250-350. In the United States, Italy, and Taiwan, the number is about 150. There are only 21 robots per 10,000 workers in mainland China, which is 8-10 times different from developed countries and regions, and there is also a big gap from the global average of 55 robots.
for the cost of using robots, Kong Bing once calculated such an economic account: "In Shanghai, the annual cost of a worker is about 60,000 yuan. Two manual workers, three shifts, that is, six manual workers, a year cost of about 360,000 yuan, plus medical insurance, etc., based on the three-year investment return period, to more than 100 yuan, can buy robots." Earlier, the foundry company Foxconn announced the launch of the "Million Robot Strategy", the main purpose is to control costs.
Shanghai Robot Industry Association, said, "From a policy-oriented perspective, the Chinese government is vigorously promoting the development of strategic emerging industries and accelerating industrial optimization and upgrading. Robots are more beneficial industries."
Since the beginning of 2014, the intelligent robot sector has been popular all the way under the influence of favorable policies for industrial development. The industry believes that 2014 will be the first year of China's industrial robots. Ma Longguan, general manager of Shenyin Wanguo Investment Co., Ltd., previously said, "in the next 10 years, this is an industry with no ceiling."
According to the statistics of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the average annual sales growth rate of global industrial robots was 9% in 2005-2012, while the average annual sales growth rate of China's industrial robots reached 25% in the same period. China will become the world's largest robot market in 2014. By 2015, the annual supply of industrial robots in China will exceed 20,000 units and the number of industrial robots in China will exceed 130,000 units.