Industrial robots are multi-joint manipulators or multi-degree-of-freedom machines for the industrial sector. They are widely used in the industries of automobiles, metal products, electronics, rubber, plastics, etc. In 2017, the global sales of industrial robots exceeded USD 14.7 billion, and the market size in China, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and German accounted for over 70% of the global total.
According to CRI, from 2007 to 2017, the average wage in China’s manufacturing industry more than tripled. Many manufacturers cannot afford the rising labor costs. Affected by government policies, cost pressures and other factors, the production and sales volume of industrial robots in China are rising. In 2013, China became the world’s largest industrial robot market. The sales volume of industrial robots (including automatic guided vehicles) in China reached 141,000 units in 2017, increasing by over 58% YOY. However, the current density of robots in China’s manufacturing industry is only about 5 per thousand people, far behind that in developed countries.
Due to high R&D costs, domestic enterprises are weak in the technologies of the core industrial robot components, which gives international robot giants strong bargaining power in the supply of the core components. In addition, international giants reduce their manufacturing costs by large-scale factory construction in China. Domestic enterprises are mostly small-sized and lack competitive strength. At present, China-made industrial robots are mainly supplied to low-end markets. The high-end industrial robot market is still occupied by international giants. The Bohai Rim, Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Central West China have become the major clusters of China’s industrial robot industry. Domestic industrial robot manufacturers are emerging. Meanwhile, some Chinese enterprises have begun the acquisition of foreign industrial robot manufacturers to enhance their technologies and market share. For example, on Jan. 6, 2017, Midea Group (000333.SZ) announced that it had completed the acquisition of the shares of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft and had made full payment for the acquisition.
With the aging population and rising labor costs in China, low costs and high efficiency will open up the market for industrial robots. As the government promotes the transformation and upgrade of manufacturing and encourages the development of industrial robots, traditional manufacturing industries such as the textile industry and the machinery industry as well as electronic manufacturing have become big growth drivers for the industrial robot market. Moreover, with more mature technologies, domestic-made industrial robots are replacing imports and the market prices will continue to decline, which further stimulates Chinese enterprises’ demand for industrial robots. It is estimated that the CAGR of China’s industrial robot market will exceed 20% from 2018 to 2022, and the market size will exceed USD 5 billion in 2022.
– Development environment of China’s industrial robot industry
– Supply of and demand for industrial robots in China
– Competition in China’s industrial robot industry
– Major industrial robot enterprises in China
– Factors influencing development of China’s industrial robot industry
– Prospect of China’s industrial robot industry from 2018 to 2022
Table of Contents
1 Concepts of Industrial Robots
1.1 Definition of Industrial Robots
1.2 Classification of Industrial Robots
1.3 Overview of Global Industrial Robot Industry
1.4.1 Parameters and Assumptions
1.4.2 Data Sources
1.4.3 About CRI
2 Analysis on China’s Industrial Robot Industry
2.1 Development Environment of China’s Industrial Robot Industry
2.1.1 Economic Environment
2.1.2 Policy Environment
2.1.3 Technological Environment
2.2 Analysis on Supply of Industrial Robots in China
2.3 Analysis on Demand for Industrial Robots in China
2.4 Analysis on Import and Export of Industrial Robots in China5
3 Market Competition in China’s Industrial Robot Industry5
3.1 Barriers to Entry in China’s Industrial Robot Industry
3.1.1 Technical Barriers
3.1.2 Scale Barriers
3.1.3 Capital Barriers
3.1.4 Talent Barriers
3.2 Competition Pattern of China’s Industrial Robot Market
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Internal Competition of Industrial Robot Industry
3.2.4 Potential Entrants to Industrial Robot Industry
3.2.5 Substitutes for Industrial Robots
4 Analysis on Major Industrial Robot Manufacturers in China, 2015-2018
4.1 Major Manufacturers of Industrial Robots and Industrial Robot Components
4.1.1 Asea Brown Boveri Ltd（ABB）
4.1.2 KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
4.1.3 FANUC CORPORATION
4.1.4 YASKAWA Electric Corporation
4.1.5 Shenyang SIASUN Robot & Automation Co., Ltd.
4.1.6 Estun Automation Co., Ltd.
4.1.7 GSK CNC Equipment Co., Ltd.
4.1.8 Shenzhen Inovance Technology Co., Ltd.
4.1.9 Nabtesco Corporation
4.1.10 Harmonic Drive LLC
4.1.11 Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd
4.1.12 Shanghai Mechanical & Electrical Industry Co., Ltd.
4.1.13 Zhejiang Shuanghuan Driveline Co., Ltd.
4.1.14 Ningbo Zhongda Leader Intelligent Transmission Co., Ltd.
4.1.15 Nantong Zhenkang Welding Electromachinery Co., Ltd.
4.1.16 Leader Harmonious Drive Systems Co., Ltd.
4.1.17 Panasonic Corporation
4.1.18 Delta Electronics, Inc.
4.1.19 Mitsubishi Electric
4.2 Manufacturers of Industrial Robot Bodies
4.2.1 Guangzhou Start to Sail Industrial Robot Co., Ltd.
4.2.2 Efort Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.
4.2.3 Shanghai STEP Robotics Corporation
4.3 Industrial Robot Integration Enterprises
4.3.1 Bozhon Precision Industry Technology Co., Ltd.
4.3.2 Dalian Auto-Tech Incorporated Corporation
4.3.3 Shanghai DEMC Automotive Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
4.3.4 Guangzhou Risong Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
4.3.5 Sichuan BMT Welding Equipment & Engineering Co., Ltd.
5 Analysis on Production Costs and Prices of Industrial Robots in China, 2015-2018
5.1 Analysis on Production Costs of Industrial Robots in China
5.2 Analysis on Prices of Industrial Robots in China
6 Forecast on Development of China’s Industrial Robot Industry, 2018-2022
6.1 Factors Influencing Development of China’s Industrial Robot Industry
6.1.1 Major Driving Factors and Market Opportunities
6.1.2 Threats and Challenges
6.2 Forecast on Supply of Industrial Robots in China
6.3 Forecast on Market Size of Industrial Robots in China
Chart China’s Industrial Added Value, 2013-2017
Chart China’s Working-Age Population, 2013-2017
Chart Average Annual Wages in China’s Manufacturing Industry, 2007-2017
Chart Chinese Government’s Policies on Industrial Robots
Chart Production Volume of Industrial Robots in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Volume of Industrial Robots in China, 2013-2017
Chart Import Volume of Industrial Robots in China, 2013-2017
Chart Major Manufacturers of Industrial Robots and Industrial Robot Components in China
Chart Profile of Asea Brown Boveri Ltd
Chart ABB’s Revenue, 2013-2017
Chart Profile of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
Chart KUKA Aktiengesellschaft’s Revenue from Robot Business, 2013-2017
Chart Profile of FANUC CORPORATION
Chart FANUC CORPORATION’s Revenue from Robot Business, 2013-2017
Chart Average Prices of Industrial Robots in China, 2010-2017
Chart Forecast on Production Volume of Industrial Robots in China, 2018-2022
Chart Forecast on Market Size of Industrial Robots in China, 2018-2022
1 Asea Brown Boveri Ltd（ABB）
2 KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
3 FANUC CORPORATION
4 YASKAWA Electric Corporation
5 Shenyang SIASUN Robot & Automation Co., Ltd.
6 Estun Automation Co., Ltd.
7 GSK CNC Equipment Co., Ltd.
8 Shenzhen Inovance Technology Co., Ltd.
9 Nabtesco Corporation
10 Harmonic Drive LLC
11 Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd
12 Shanghai Mechanical & Electrical Industry Co., Ltd.
13 Zhejiang Shuanghuan Driveline Co., Ltd.
14 Ningbo Zhongda Leader Intelligent Transmission Co., Ltd.
15 Nantong Zhenkang Welding Electromachinery Co., Ltd.
16 Leader Harmonious Drive Systems Co., Ltd.
17 Panasonic Corporation
18 Delta Electronics, Inc.
19 Mitsubishi Electric