China has been one of the largest global markets for industrial robotic. It is also a country known for its production capabilities. Currently, growth in the robotics industry has resulted from its development, capital and government, which expects to have 950,300 operative robots by 2020.

An analysis carried out by the International Federation of Robotics shows that South Korea has a high concentration of industrial robots, using 631 robots per 10,000 operators. Japan emerges as the leader of the automobile manufacturing industry, where 300 robots are deployed per 10,000 employees. China witnessed a growth in its robotic density rate, moving from 25 robots per 10,000 workers in 2013 to 68 in 2016. However, it is still below the world average.

The Chinese government set objectives to encourage companies among the industry’s sectors, such as the automobile manufacturing, electronics, electrical appliances and logistics sectors, to carry out automation processes supported by robotics via programs and incentives used to promote development and innovation through subsidies to robot manufacturers and automation companies, low-interest loans, tax credits and incentives for land rental.

For some time, the most important vertical industries have been encouraged to incorporate integral robotic automation solutions aimed at developing their processes in order to achieve productivity.

China wants to position itself among the 10 countries in the global market with the highest automation rate by 2020. In the sale of robotics, China has a density of robots of 150 units per 10,000 workers, representing 40% of the world’s total. In 2016, it acquired 66,000 industrial robots, which was a quarter of all models sold worldwide in that year. Each industrial robot purchased is currently capable of carrying out the work of 15 full-time workers, which means that China has effectively automated one million human jobs at present. Without any doubt, rapid automation has allowed new advances to be made and has gained support from the government, which will allow China to position itself among these top countries.

This year, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) presented an advance of what the 2018 World Robotics Report will look like in terms of the global sales of industrial robots, where a new record was made in 2017 with 380,550 units. This figure represents an increase of 29% over the previous year (2016: 294,300 units). China registered the highest growth with 58% compared to the previous year.

As we can see, the world market of industrial robots is continuing to advance at a fast pace, new technologies with integral solutions and government collaboration are key to the development and solid positioning of each country in the market. is also present in the Chinese market with its selection of used robots.

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