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Top Five Countries in Industrial Robot Installations | IFR

Postby Martin Su » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:11 pm

According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the world's top five countries in industrial robot installations for 2016 were:

1. China - 87,000 industrial robots installed in 2016
2. South Korea - 41,400
3. Japan - 38,600
4. US - 31,400
5. Germany - 20,039

Industrial robots are an indicator of future economic industrial growth. China is in the pole position and its economy should grow more than the other countries because of its higher number of newly-installed industrial robots. We see that China is increasingly becoming heavily roboticized.

The top five countries in newly-installed industrial robots are the same old industrial powers for the last 20 years. There is no upstart country trying to climb the industrial ladder.

For the country that is ranked #6 and beyond, the number of newly-installed industrial robots falls below 20,000 and is too small numerically to matter.
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IFR Report: 1.7m new industrial robots to be installed by 2020 | The Robot Report (September 27, 2017)

"As the globe sees an increase in automation, China dominates the industrial robot market, producing 30% of the total supply in 2016 and selling 87,000 units. Following China are South Korea with the world’s highest robot density and 2016 sales of 41,400 units, Japan with sales of 38,600 units, the U.S. with 31,400 unit installations in 2016 and Germany with 2016 sales of 20,039 units and the largest market in Europe." (see last paragraph)

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Re: Top Five Countries in Industrial Robot Installations | I

Postby Martin Su » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:55 am

Taiwan ranks #6 worldwide in annual newly-installed industrial robots.

In 2016, Taiwan installed 7,600 new industrial robots. The Taiwanese industrial machine is still vigorous!

Mexico ranks #8 worldwide for new industrial robot installations. However those robots belong to mostly American, European, and Japanese carmakers in "maquiladora" assembly plants.
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Estimated worldwide annual supply of industrial robots
15 largest markets 2016 | International Federation of Robotics (page 9 of 25)


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Re: Top Five Countries in Industrial Robot Installations | I

Postby Martin Su » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:07 am

Reasons that China is automating and robotizing its manufacturing facilities.

China doesn't want to move its manufacturing plants to lower-wage countries, because those countries might decide to nationalize the China-built factories in the future. "In 1950, [Saudi] King Abdulaziz threatened to nationalize his country's oil facilities, thus pressuring Aramco to agree to share profits 50/50."

China has to automate its production plants with industrial robots, because other countries will do it. China does not have the option of not automating and robotizing, because products produced with robots are much cheaper and better in quality.

Robots can work 24 hours per day. Humans can only work 8 hours per day before becoming tired.

Robot quality is consistent. Humans make errors. Thus, the defect rate for human-manufactured goods is much higher.

Robots don't require wages or raises. Human labor costs always increase over time.

Robots, unlike humans, don't require unemployment insurance.

Foxconn can eliminate the dormitories and cafeterias for human workers. Robots don't require these expensive accommodations. Foxconn can also eliminate the human resource department, because there is no need to hire human workers anymore.

China is a high-wage nation relative to many countries in Asia. To maintain its manufacturing dominance, China must automate and use industrial robots.

Automation and robotics change the manufacturing game. It becomes a capital-intensive competition, instead of a labor-intensive sector. With China's ample financial and technological resources, this provides China with a large advantage in manufacturing. Additionally, China has a huge domestic market that provides a built-in demand and economies of scale for Chinese manufactured goods.

Combining all of these advantages (capital-intensity benchmark, financial resources, advanced robotics technology, enhanced productivity, superior computing power, and $12 trillion domestic market), China will remain the world's dominant manufacturer indefinitely.
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Re: Top Five Countries in Industrial Robot Installations | I

Postby Martin Su » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:21 am

China's Gree Electric Appliances uses industrial robots to manufacture air conditioners.

China's Gree Electric Appliances is the world's largest manufacturer of residential air conditioners. Gree has annual sales of US$15.27 billion (see Forbes citation below).

In the video, you can see that many of the jobs involved in the production of Gree air conditioners have been taken over by industrial robots.

There are very few humans working in the Gree manufacturing facilities.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64RDBh-ENZQ&t=112

"Gree Intelligent Equipments Co., Ltd. Industrial Park
Published on Mar 25, 2016

First-innovated in Air Conditioning Industry:
- Automation Production Line of Sheet Metal Chassis Subassembly
- Milling Machine for Meral Air Louver
- Automation Production Line for Heat Exchanger
- Full-automation welding System by Robot"
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Gree Electric Appliances | Forbes Global 2000: Top Regarded Companies (2017 Ranking)

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Postby Martin Su » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:14 am

China's Midea replaced 24,000 humans with 800 robots (see video).

China's Midea is a manufacturer of electric appliances.
Midea has annual sales of US$24 billion (Midea Group | Forbes).

At one manufacturing plant, Midea replaced 24,000 workers with 800 robots.
By the end of 2018, Midea said it will automate the other five large manufacturing plants in China.

Midea is also known for spending US$5 billion to buy Germany's Kuka robotics.

VIDEO 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5StRUQAdKGI

"Midea GZ Smart factory
Published on Oct 29, 2015"
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Midea says the installation of 800 robots increased productivity by 70% (see video below at 3:15).

VIDEO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh0B-rWaf0U
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Re: Top Five Countries in Industrial Robot Installations | I

Postby Martin Su » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:02 am

China's GAC Motor increased production from 200 to 400 cars per shift after automation.

At 1:45 in the video, the reporter said China's GAC Motor increased production by 100% per shift (from 200 to 400 cars).

Industrial robots are increasing China's productivity by 100% in the car sector.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcBeoQ8Kh_k
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