The biggest climbers in sales of industrial robots are the Czech Republic and Poland.
This is the largest investment worldwide, second only to China at around 90,000 units.
This commitment is reflected in the increasing number of new jobs: The number of people employed in the automotive sector grew by around 230,000 between 20.
Half of the top 10 nations with the most industrial robots per 10,000 employees belong to the European Union.
The highly developed nature of automation in Europe is also clear from looking at the manufacturing industry.
In 2015, the strongest growth in the number of operational units recorded here was registered in the electronics industry, which boasted a rise of 18 percent.
The metal industry posted an increase of 16 percent, with the automotive sector growing by 10 percent.At around 68,600 units sold, the statistics for 2015 were 20 percent above the previous year’s figures, thereby exceeding the volume of sales for all European markets combined (50,100 units).Total sales will increase by 30% in 2016 and between 20 by 20% on average to more than 400,000 units in 2019. The Republic of Korea and Japan come in second and third place, as the world’s largest sales markets for industrial robots.2015 proved to be the most successful year since 2005.Major manufacturers from the US, Europe and Asia embarked on restructuring programmes resulting in the installation of some 80,000 industrial robots between 20.The strongest growth drivers for the robotics industry are found in China; however, in 2019 some 40 percent of the worldwide market volume of industrial robots will be sold there alone.