China saw the largest growth in demand for industrial robots, up 58%. Sales in the US increased by 6% – in Germany by 8% compared to the previous year.
Broken down by industry, the automotive industry continues to lead global demand for industrial robots: In 2017, around 125,200 units were sold in this segment – equivalent to growth of 21%.
The strongest growth sectors in 2017 were the metal industry (+54%), the electrical/electronics industry (+27%) and the food industry (+19%).
Article and photo from themanufacturer.