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Global Industrial Robotics Market

  • May 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 376 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial Robotics in Units by the following End-Use Segments: Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, & Molding), Cutting/Polishing, Welding, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 237 companies including many key and niche players such as -

ABB Group
Adept Technology, Inc.
Denso Wave Incorporated
Dürr AG
FANUC Corporation

Table Of Contents

Global Industrial Robotics Market



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Assembly I-3
Material Application I-3
Material Handling I-4
Cutting/Polishing I-4
Welding I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION II-1
Industrial Robotics - A Rudimentary Overview II-1
Rationale Behind the Commercial Success of Industrial Robotics II-2
Robots - Enabling Industrial Automation II-3
Impact of 2007-2009 Recession In Retrospect II-3
Industrial Robotics Market Stages a Smart Recovery in Year 2010 II-4
Market Once Again Tested in 2012 and 2013 II-4
European Debt Crisis Squeezes Demand for Industrial Robotics II-4
Economic Uncertainty Slows Down Growth in US Industrial
Robotics Market in 2012 II-5
Resurgence in Growth Fundamentals Encourages an Optimistic
Market Outlook for the Year 2014 and Beyond II-6
Improvement in Global GDP Performance Bodes Well for the Market II-6
Table 1: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2012 through
2015F): Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 2: World GDP (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Nominal GDP Value by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 3: Business Climate Indicator in the Eurozone Area for
the Year 2013 and 2014: Breakdown by Month (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 4: US Revisions of Debt Ceiling Limit (In US$ Billion)
for the Years 2002-2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Steady Acceleration in Global PMI Benefits Market Growth II-11
Table 5: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Breakdown
of Monthly PMI Data by Country for the Year 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Outlook II-13
Table 6: Industrial Robots Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Annual Supply Volume by End-Use Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Competition II-14
Table 7: Global Industrial Robotics Market (2013): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown for Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND GROWTH DRIVERS II-15
A Review of Growth Opportunities in Select End-Use Markets II-15
Projected Rise in Automotive Demand and Subsequent Rise in
Production Bodes Well for Industrial Robotics Market II-15
Opportunity Indicators II-16
Table 8: Global Passenger Car Production (2012, 2015 and 2018)
in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 9: Global Commercial Vehicle Production (2012, 2015 and
2018) in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Semiconductor and Electronics Industry - A Key End-Use Sector II-16
Steady Rise in Demand and Production of Consumer Electronic
Devices Boosts Market Prospect II-16
Table 10: Global Market for Consumer Electronics (2012 and
2015): Breakdown of Annual Revenue (in US$ Billion) by
Region/ Country - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 11: World Market for Personal Computers (2012 and
2015P) - Breakdown of Annual Volume Shipments (in ‘000
Units) by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
Improvements in New Fab Construction Projects Augurs Well
for Robotics Demand in Semiconductor Industry II-19
Opportunities in Communications Industry Especially Driven by
Growing Demand and Production of Mobile Handsets II-19
Opportunity Indicators II-20
Table 12: World Market for Mobile Handsets: Breakdown of
Volume Sales in Million Units for Years 2011, 2013 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 13: World Market for Smartphones (2011, 2013 and 2017P):
Breakdown of Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic Region/
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 14: World Market for Media Tablets: Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2011, 2013 and 2017P (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Growing Use of Robots in Plastics Industry II-22
A Look into Key Opportunities for Industrial Robots in Food and
Beverage Industry II-22
Expanding End-Use Markets to Drive Growth II-22
Medical Applications to Drive Robust Demand for Industrial
Robots in Coming Years II-23
Medical Device Manufacturing Opens Up New Avenues for
Future Growth II-23
Robotics in Pharmaceutical Packaging II-24
Select Application Areas II-24
Material Handling Robots - The Largest Volume Contributor II-25
Use of Robots for Automation in Molding Business II-25
Packaging II-25
Robot Palletizing II-25
Robotic Machine Tools Rises in Popularity II-25
Lucrative Growth Prospects for Welding Robots II-26
Assembly Line Operations - A Noteworthy Application Area II-26
Electro-Optical Product Assembly II-27
Design for Disassembly II-27
Material Application II-27
Painting II-27
Dispensing/Sealing II-27
Pressing Need for Precision Engineering Brightens Prospects
for Industrial Robotics II-28
Developments in Service Robotics to Inspire Industrial Robotics II-28
Technology Innovations Spearheads Growth II-29
Developments in Industrial Robotics Over the Years II-29
Industrial Robots Evolve as Thinkers with Advancements in AI II-30
Cobots - A New Concept in Automation II-30
Machine Vision Technology II-31
3D Vision Technology II-31
Distributed Motion Control II-31
Bus Technology II-31
Industrial Robots Being Integrated with Metrology Software II-32
Winding Technology II-32
Innovative Developments in Silicon Technology and
Microelectronics II-32
Bandwidth Expansion II-32
Automation Advancements II-33
Assisting and Fixturing Technologies II-33
Human-Robot Interaction Technologies II-34
Ford's Flexible Torquing Technology II-34
Rapid Development Services Employs Robots for Custom
Manufacture II-34
Robotic Technology Developed for Carrying out Micro-assays II-35
Submersible Micro-Robots II-35
Robotics-Driven Underground Ore-Carrier II-36
PEM Fastening Systems II-36
New Avenues II-36
Developing Countries Drive Future Market Growth II-36
Table 15: GDP Growth for Key Developed and Developing
Countries: 2003-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37
Off-Shoring of Manufacturing Activity Tilts Market Growth
from Developed Markets to Developing Regions II-37
Challenges II-38
Robots - Threat to Employment II-38
Limitation of Robots II-38
Problems Encountered II-39

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-40
“Industrious” Robots II-40
Structure and Working of an Industrial Robot II-40
Robot Selection - Key Parameters II-41
Robot Classifications II-41
Degrees of Freedom II-43
Flexibility to the Fore II-43
Tailored Solutions II-43
Unfounded Fears II-43
What's in a Name? II-43
Robots - Imitating Human Beings II-43
Cost and Performance II-44
Cost-Benefit Ratio II-44
Developments in the Field of Multiple-Robot Cooperation II-45
Changing Perceptions About Robot Cycle Time II-45
Custom Machine Cycle Time Laden with Constraints II-45
Diffusion of Robots in American Factories II-45
Key End-Use Application Areas II-46
Assembly II-46
Material Application II-46
Painting II-46
Dispensing/Sealing II-47
Material Handling II-47
Robot Palletizing II-47
Packaging II-47
Parts Transfer II-47
Cutting/Polishing II-47
Welding II-48
Arc Welding Robot II-48
Spot and Resistance Welding II-48
Others II-48

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES II-49
Epson Launched New Flagship Series of Industrial SCARA Robots II-49
ABB Launches IRB 6700 II-49
Valin Launches New Industrial Robot II-49
Fisnar Inc. Launches a New Multi-Tasking Industrial Robot
Platform II-49
HHI Launches Mini Welding Robots II-49

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-50
Doerfer Companies and Universal Robotics Establish a Partnership II-50
Siemens and KUKA Robotics Establish a New Partnership II-50
MHI and CIT Ink Technical Cooperation Agreement on Robots II-50
Google Takes Over Boston Dynamics II-50
KUKA Voices Intentions to Acquire Majority Stake in Reis II-50
Denso Expected to Merge Industrial Equipment Subsidiaries II-50

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-51
ABB Group (Sweden) II-51
Adept Technology, Inc. (US) II-51
Denso Wave Incorporated (Japan) II-52
Dürr AG (Germany) II-52
FANUC Corporation (Japan) II-52
FANUC Robotics America Corporation (US) II-52
iRobot Corporation (USA) II-53
Kawasaki Robotics Inc (US) II-53
KUKA Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) II-53
Panasonic Welding Systems Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-54
Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation (Japan) II-54
Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. (US) II-55
Rockwell Automation Inc (US) II-55
ST Robotics (US) II-55
STAUBLI Corporation (Switzerland) II-55
YASKAWA Electric Corporation (Japan) II-56
Yaskawa America, Inc. (US) II-56

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-57
Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 17: World Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Assembly Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 20: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Assembly
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in
Assembly Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Material Application by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 23: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Material
Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in
Material Application by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Material Handling Application by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 26: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Material
Handling Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in
Material Handling Application by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Material Handling Application by Segment -
Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Other
Application Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 29: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Material
Handling Application by Segment - Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in
Material Handling Application by Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Other Application Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Packaging/Picking Application by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 32: World Historic Review for Robots Used in
Packaging/Picking Application by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in
Packaging/Picking Application by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Plastic Molding Application by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 35: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Plastic
Molding Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Plastic
Molding Application by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Molding Application by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 38: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Molding
Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Molding
Application by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Other Material Handling Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 41: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Other
Material Handling Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Other
Material Handling Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Global Cutting/Polishing Application by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 44: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Global
Cutting/Polishing Application by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Global
Cutting/Polishing Application by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Welding Application by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 47: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Welding
Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 48: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Welding
Application by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Robots Used in Other End Use Applications by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 50: World Historic Review for Robots Used in Other End
Use Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 51: World 15-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Other
End Use Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Recovering Manufacturing Sector Drives Demand for Industrial
Robotics III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-2
Product Launches III-2
Focus on Select Players III-2
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 52: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/ Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 53: US Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/
Polishing Applications, Welding Applications and Other
Application Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 54: US 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Assembly Applications, Material Application, Material
Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and
Others) Applications, Cutting/ Polishing Applications,
Welding Applications and Other Application Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. CANADA III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Current and Future Analysis III-9
Panorama of Canadian Robotics Industry III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 55: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 56: Canadian Historic Review for Industrial Robotics
by End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 57: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

3. JAPAN III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Current and Future Analysis III-13
Japan - The Early Bird in Field of Robotics III-13
Automotive and Electronics Manufacturing Accounts for a Large Pie III-13
Labor Scarcity - The Primary Growth Driver III-13
Market Hurt by Outsourcing Strategy in Manufacturing Sector III-14
Transition from Big Assembly Lines to Small Assembly Lines
Helps Sustain Robotic Demand in Japan III-14
Product Launch III-14
Recent Industry Activity III-14
Select Players III-15
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 58: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 59: Japanese Historic Review for Industrial Robotics
by End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 60: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

4. EUROPE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Current and Future Analysis III-20
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 61: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 62: European Historic Review for Industrial Robotics
by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 63: European 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 64: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 65: European Historic Review for Industrial Robotics
by End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 66: European 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/ Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

4a. FRANCE III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Plummeting Costs of Robots III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 67: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 68: French Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/
Polishing Applications, Welding Applications and Other
Application Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 69: French 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Assembly Applications, Material Application, Material
Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and
Others) Applications, Cutting/ Polishing Applications,
Welding Applications and Other Application Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4b. GERMANY III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current and Future Analysis III-30
Huge Industrial Base Makes Germany the Largest Regional
Market for Industrial Robots III-30
Strategic Corporate Development III-30
Select Players III-30
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 70: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 71: German Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 72: German 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Assembly Applications, Material Application, Material
Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and
Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications,
Welding Applications and Other Application Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4c. ITALY III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Current and Future Analysis III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 73: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 74: Italian Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 75: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current and Future Analysis III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 76: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 77: UK Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/ Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 78: UK 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Assembly Applications, Material Application, Material
Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and
Others) Applications, Cutting/ Polishing Applications,
Welding Applications and Other Application Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4e. SPAIN III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Current and Future Analysis III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 79: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 80: Spanish Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/
Polishing Applications, Welding Applications and Other
Application Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 81: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

4f. RUSSIA III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Current and Future Analysis III-47
B.Market Analytics III-48
Table 82: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 83: Russian Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 84: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current and Future Analysis III-51
Product Launch III-51
Select Players III-51
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 85: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment -
Assembly Applications, Material Application, Material
Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and
Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications,
Welding Applications and Other Application Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 86: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications,
Material Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking,
Plastic Molding, Molding and Others) Applications,
Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding Applications and
Other Application Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 87: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-56
A.Market Analysis III-56
Current and Future Analysis III-56
Huge Outsourced Manufacturing Activity Makes Asia-Pacific
the Largest Regional Market for Industrial Robotics III-56
Shift from Vertical Multi-Articulated Robots III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 88: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region -
Australia, China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 89: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Industrial
Robotics by Geographic Region - Australia, China, India,
South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 90: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Australia, China, India, South Korea,
Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 91: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment -
Assembly Applications, Material Application, Material
Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and
Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications,
Welding Applications and Other Application Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 92: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications,
Material Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking,
Plastic Molding, Molding and Others) Applications,
Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding Applications and
Other Application Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 93: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

5a. AUSTRALIA III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Current and Future Analysis III-63
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 94: Australian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial Robotics Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 95: Australian Historic Review for Industrial Robotics
Market Analyzed With Annual Sales in Units for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

5b. CHINA III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Current and Future Analysis III-65
Huge Manufacturing Base Creates Strong Demand for Industrial
Robots in China III-65
Labor Challenges to Accelerate Automation in Domestic
Manufacturing in China III-65
Strategic Corporate Development III-66
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 96: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly
Applications, Material Application, Material Handling
(Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and Others)
Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding
Applications and Other Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 97: Chinese Historic Review for Industrial Robotics by
End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications, Material
Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic
Molding, Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 98: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68

5c. INDIA III-69
A.Market Analysis III-69
Current and Future Analysis III-69
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 99: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Robotics Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 100: Indian Historic Review for Industrial Robotics
Market Analyzed With Annual Sales in Units for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

5d. SOUTH KOREA III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Current and Future Analysis III-71
Product Launch III-71
B.Market Analytics III-72
Table 101: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment -
Assembly Applications, Material Application, Material
Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, Molding and
Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing Applications,
Welding Applications and Other Application Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 102: South Korean Historic Review for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly Applications,
Material Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking,
Plastic Molding, Molding and Others) Applications,
Cutting/Polishing Applications, Welding Applications and
Other Application Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 103: South Korean 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
Robotics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Assembly Applications, Material Application,
Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding,
Molding and Others) Applications, Cutting/Polishing
Applications, Welding Applications and Other Application
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74

5e. TAIWAN III-75
A.Market Analysis III-75
Current and Future Analysis III-75
Overview III-75
B.Market Analytics III-76
Table 104: Taiw

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