New Record: One Million Robots Work in Car Industry Worldwide

April 4, 2023
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The latest robot density numbers see Korea lead worldwide adoption with 2,867 industrial robots per 10,000 employees in the auto industry. Germany is in second place with 1,500 units per 10,000 employees; and the US comes in third with 1,457 units per 10,000 employees. Though most prevalent in Tier-one suppliers,. Tier-two suppliers are catching up in the robot race as robots become easier to program and implement.

The automotive industry has the largest number of robots working in factories around the world: Operational stock hit a new record of about one million units. This represents about one third of the total number installed across all industries.

“The automotive industry effectively invented automated manufacturing,” says Marina Bill, president of the International Federation of Robotics. “Today, robots are playing a vital role in enabling this industry’s transition from combustion engines to electric power. Robotic automation helps car manufacturers manage the wholesale changes to long-established manufacturing methods and technologies.”

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