World Robotics News

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.



The robotics industry is looking into a bright future

2013 - 2016: High demand for industrial robots is continuing

"The robotics industry is looking into a bright future!" stated Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study "World Robotics 2013 - Industrial Robots", on Wednesday.


Comments of the international robot companies`CEOs

World Robotics 2013 published

Comments of the international robot companies`CEOs on the results of the study World Robotics 2013


Considerable increase of medical robots and logistic systems

Strong demand for domestic and entertainment robots

About 16,100 service robots for professional use were sold in 2012, 2% more than in 2011, reports the IFR Statistical Department in the new study "World Robotics 2013 - Service Robots", which was published on Wednesday in Frankfurt.


Trend towards Automation increases Demand for Industrial Robots

2012: Second Highest Number of Robots Sold / 2013: A High Level of Robot Sales Expected Again

Shanghai, 1 July 2013 - "2012 was quite satisfying for the global robot industry and robot sales reached the second highest level ever." stated Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on Monday, 1 July 2013 at the CIROS in Shanghai.



IFR: More than 160,000 industrial robots sold in 2012

Robot supply to the United States continued to increase

Frankfurt, 28 February 2013 - "Despite the weak global economic development in 2012 the demand for global robot sales almost reached the all-time-high level of 2011", said Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on Thursday in Frankfurt. "Investments in automation are ongoing!"


The continuing success story of industrial robots

Further increase of worldwide industrial robot sales in 2012 by nine percent

Taipei, 30 August 2012 - "The success story of industrial robots is continuing in 2012 and beyond" , said Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study "World Robotics 2012 - Industrial Robots", on Thursday in Taipei. "Despite the weakening global economic situation a further robot sales increase of about nine percent to about 181,000 units is likely in 2012. The IFR Statistical Department expects that between 2013 and 2015 worldwide robot sales will increase by about 5% on average per year. In 2015, the annual supply of industrial robots will reach more than 200,000 units."