my country's robot market is huge, "Four Big Families" accelerate domestic deployment


As labor costs rise, my country's demographic dividend is gradually disappearing, and "machine substitution" in the manufacturing industry has gradually become the mainstream. my country will form a huge industrial robot market. In the face of this blue ocean in China, the four global robot giants-KUKA, FANUC, Yaskawa and ABB have launched actions to accelerate their in-depth deployment in the Chinese market.

  With the gradual disappearance of the demographic dividend, my country has become the world's largest industrial robot market. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, by 2020, my country will form a relatively complete industrial robot industry system, with a high-end market share of more than 45%. At present, the use of industrial robots in China is mainly concentrated in the automobile industry and electrical and electronic industries. Arc welding robots, spot welding robots, handling robots, etc. are widely used in production.

   Since 2016, machine substitution has become an urgent need for corporate development. In addition, as the price of industrial robots continues to decrease, the effect of machine substitution is very obvious. The huge potential of my country's industrial robot market has attracted the attention of the "four big families" of global robots: KUKA, FANUC, Yaskawa and ABB, and several companies have accelerated their market layout in China.

   On April 24, Yaskawa Electric and Changying Precision formally signed a contract in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, to establish a joint venture company, Guangdong Tianji Robot Co., Ltd. As one of the four recognized robot companies in the world, Yaskawa Electric and Changying Precision have joined forces this time to give full play to the advantages of both parties in technology, market and other fields, and are committed to developing a cutting-edge generation of small six-axis industrial robots, and improving the local area of China. The quality and core technology of robot products.

   After the establishment of the joint venture, Tianji Robot plans to produce 500 small six-axis robots in 2017, 2000 in 2018, and an annual output of 10,000 in 2021.

   Yaskawa, as one of the world's four major robotics brands, masters core robotics technologies such as servo motors and motion control systems, and has a very pure pedigree. Yaskawa robots have always been in a leading position in the world in terms of cost performance. From Yaskawa's point of view, choosing Changying Precision as a partner for the research and development of small six-axis robots is more important to Changying Precision's accumulation in the 3C industry and the huge market that it can open.

   After the establishment of the joint venture between Yaskawa and Changying Precision, Tianji Robot plans to produce 500 small six-axis robots in 2017, 2000 in 2018, and an annual output of 10,000 in 2021.

   ABB, according to Japanese media reports, one of the world's top four industrial robots, ABB Switzerland, will open a large-scale sales and service base called "application center" in Chongqing, inland China, in 2017. In inland areas of China, investment opportunities to promote economic development are increasing, and ABB hopes to seize the demand for automation.

   Currently, ABB is pushing ahead with preparations for the opening of the application center. It is estimated that the area of the center will reach thousands of square meters, and the investment amount has not been announced. The center will actually set up industrial robots, and be equipped with sales personnel and technical support engineers.

   ABB has the same bases in Qingdao and Zhuhai along the coast of China. Zhuhai's application center plans to relocate and expand its scale in 2017. Li Gang, head of ABB's China robotics business, said that in China, three bases are not enough. In the future, it will be necessary to open centers in northern regions and other regions.

   Also fancy Chongqing is FANUC among the "Four Big Families". It is understood that FANUC started to build a technical center in Chongqing, China as early as 2016. FANUC CEO Yoshiharu Inaba said at the time that NAKC hopes to use the Chongqing Technology Center to cultivate talents such as robotics engineers or system engineers to contribute to the development of Chongqing.

   "We are ready to cooperate with Chongqing's automobile factories to promote intelligent application and bring cutting-edge robotics technology to Chongqing." Inaba Yoshiharu said. In recent years, progress has been made in capital investment in inland areas whose economic development is lagging behind that of coastal areas. FANUC is also discussing setting up a technology center in Chongqing as a sales and service base in 2018.

   KUKA in the "Four Big Families" is already of Chinese ancestry. It was officially acquired by China Midea Group this year and has become an important part of Midea's industrial ecology. In view of Midea Group's huge market foundation in China, complete sales channels, and good consumption viscosity, KUKA is expected to become one of the "four major families" that has achieved outstanding results in the robot market in China.

   The high attention of the “four big families” of global robots to the Chinese market proves that the peak of the development of the Chinese robot market is far from coming, and the market potential is still huge. While strengthening cooperation with the "Four Big Families", domestic robot companies should also take a firm foothold in the future and build their own core competitiveness from the perspective of quality. Only in this way can they help companies achieve sustainable development and drive intelligent changes in the industry. made in China.

Address:Room 1005,Ningxia Foreign Economic and Trade Building, No.370 Nanxun West Street, Xingqing District, Yinchuan City, Ningxia.