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    • Industrial robots push into new applications and industries

      The industrial robot market is embarking on a new phase of development. Robot vendors are widening the scope of their offer, targeting new application scenarios by offering machines of increased versatility. 

    • Industrial robot market worth over US$11.8bn in 2021

      After a 2-year period of contraction, industrial robot shipments saw a YoY (year-on-year) increase of over 30 percent in 2021, according to new research published by Interact Analysis. 

    • Industrial robots: From maturity to a fast-growth phase

      The industrial robot market has, as a result of COVID, done something highly unusual – it has moved from a mature and conservative phase into an exciting, fast-growth, almost start-up-like phase.

    • Global manufacturing production value to hit US$44.5 trillion in 2022

      New research from Interact Analysis projects that total manufacturing industry output will grow by 4 percent in 2022, then decline by US$0.2 trillion to US$44.3 trillion in 2023, before rising again in 2024 and 2025. 

    • Cobot market sees 40 percent growth rebound in 2021

      After a serious contraction in sales in 2020, the cobot market experienced a resounding 40 percent growth rebound in 2021, exceeding its 2019 market size.

    • Lithium-ion battery market is moving into surge mode

      Figures for 2020 – 2021 show that the global Li-ion battery market is moving into surge mode. According to Interact Analysis’s newly-released Li-ion battery database, global shipments in 2021 equated to 476.3GWh, amounting to a 72.6 percent increase on 2020, and that wasn’t a blip. 

    • Industrial Robots: The market reboots

      Industrial robots used to be a mature market. That’s changed. COVID-19 has turbo-charged factory automation, transforming robots into an exciting, fast-growth area again, and one that’s attracting considerable new investment. Here, Maya Xiao, senior analyst at Interact Analysis, explains how and why.

    • Cobot market forecasted to grow by 20-30%

      Maya Xiao, Senior Analyst at Interact Analyst discusses how the collaborative robot market is performing as we come out of COVID.

    • Chinese manufacturing: Rest of the world plays catch-up

      Chinese manufacturing output emerged from 2020 relatively unscathed due to strong COVID-19 measures. The Chinese economy has now slowed down, and competitors are catching up.

    • Pandemic's effect on 2021 global manufacturing output growth

      New research from Interact Analysis shows that the pandemic has had marked effects on the manufacturing industry. Whilst many machinery sectors are enjoying double-digit growth, other areas continue to suffer due to supply chain issues and chip shortages.

    • Industrial robot component revenues to exceed $9.3 billion by 2025

      New research from Interact Analysis shows that the market for industrial robot components will enjoy strong double-digit growth in 2021, marking a clear turnaround after two years of disruption. However, 2021 market growth in revenue terms can be partially explained by major price increases in key components and raw materials, as well as supply chain issues and general inflationary pressure.

    • Warehouse automation services market to double by 2025

      In a new report on the warehouse automation service market, Interact Analysis has revealed that soaring growth in the warehouse automation equipment market is causing parallel growth in the market for service contracts – worth $4.3bn in 2020 and projected to grow to $8.7bn by 2025.

    • The motor drive: A key player in predictive maintenance

      Predictive maintenance is fast becoming recognised as one of the more easily exploited applications of that popular but not always easily defined concept in industry – digitalisation. Also known as Industry 4.0, digitalisation remains a broad concept which can be difficult to justify in terms of investment. One aspect of digitalisation, however, stands out as worthy of swift and serious consideration: predictive maintenance.

    • Recovery of industrial robot market gathers pace

      The landscape for the industrial robot market is undergoing significant change. In a new article drawing on Interact Analysis’s recently released industrial robots report, Senior Research Director Jan Zhang gives an overview of the prospects for industrial robots by end user industry.

    • New products, technologies and trends in collaborative robots

      The collaborative robot offers something increasingly sought after on the production line and in the field of logistics – versatility and adaptability. Flexibility is the name of the game at a time when staffing issues can be complex, as we have seen during the pandemic with social distancing and staff shortages. Plus, consumer demand can change overnight, as has been the case with the huge COVID-induced boost in e-commerce.


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