Undergoing the worst of financial crisis, the global robot industry again
embraces a period of rapid growth. In 2010, the sales volume of industrial
robots exceeded 115,000 units worldwide, almost twice of that in 2009, and the
automotive, metal product and electric power industries are the major drivers
for the demand.
China, South Korea and ASEAN countries and regions are the most dynamic and
witness the robot sales volume nearly quadruple. The top 5 countries by sales
volume of industrial robots in 2010 were South Korea, Japan, U.S., China and
On a global basis, with the growing mature robot application technologies and
the increasing demand for automatic operation from all walks of life, the
proportion of the demand for industrial robots from such traditional sectors
as automobile and auto parts is on the decline, while that from industries
including electrical and electronics and food & beverage is on the rise. And
the demand structure of industrial robots tends to be decentralized.
Such trend is also seen in Chinese market. In the past, since the
manufacturing cost of robots was fairly high, the demand for industrial robots
was mainly from automotive industry which set strict requirement on
processing. However, with the rising labor costs and the improved requirement
on product quality, the installation rate of industrial robots in electronics,
rubber, food & beverage and medicine presents an upward trend in recent years.
Currently, China mainly imports industrial robots from Japan. In 2004, the
imported industrial robots from Japan accounted for half of the total imported
ones in China, and the imported European brands like ABB, KUKA and COMAU made
up for the other half.
The per capita wage in manufacturing industry experiences a continuously
rising rise, and the figure has kept a growth rate of over 10% every year
since 2000. Under the pressure of rising wages, Guo Taiming, the president of
Foxconn announced in 2011 that the company would add one million robots to
replace the low-level manual labor in the coming three years.
The disappearance of demographic dividend in China makes the machine an
alternative to manual labor, so the industrial robot market in China will
enjoy bright prospects.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Overview of Industrial Robot
2. Global Industrial Robot Industry
3. China Industrial Robot Industry
3.3 Market Analysis
4. Industrial Robot Companies in China
4.1 Siasun Robot & Automation Co.,Ltd.
4.1.2 Products & Marketing
4.2 Dalian Zhiyun Automation Co., Ltd.
4.3 Jiangsu Miracle Logistics System Engineering Co., Ltd.