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8% Growth Predicted for Automated Material Handling

Nov. 15, 2016
Globally in 2015 around 240,000 industrial robots were sold representing a 25% increase in the sales from 2014.

Automated material handling market is growing with a CAGR of around 8% attributed to increasing demand for the automated solution from various applications like manufacturing, automotive and electrical, according to a new report by Occams Business Research & Consulting.

The demand behind the growth for these systems comes mostly the automotive and electrical manufacturing sector.

Industrial robots in these two sectors are high compared to other industries. In 2015, around 1500 industrial robots are being used in automotive application for per 10,000 population in the U.S.

In other parts of the world  growing expansion of manufacturing facility  in emerging economies such China have boosted the requirement for automated material handling across industries.

The International Federation of Robotics reports that  around 60,000 industrial robots were sold in China only in 2015. In 2016, the demand for industrial robots is around;$3 billion in China only. Such high demand for industrial robots has been witnessed due to the increasing investment in automation by a wide range of domestic industries in China.

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