Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry 2016-2022 by End-user, Application and Region

Automotive industry has always been the forefront of novel industrial robotics technology. Compared with conventional industrial robotics, collaborative robots (cobots or co-bots) are smaller, smarter, more affordable, use-friendly and flexible automatic solutions for vehicle manufacture. Collaborative robots market in automotive industry is expect to witness a phenomenal growth, with annual shipment and sales revenue from hardware and software growing at nearly 43% or more annually through 2022. An increasing number of auto makers include SMEs are deploying industrial cobots to assist human workforce in their workshops.
Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry 2016-2022 by End-user, Application and Region examines the global industrial cobot market in automotive industry through a comprehensive summary and analysis of premium information sources. On the basis of reviewing global economic environments and trends of vehicle production, this report provides an in-depth and detailed analysis of market structure, market trends, market forces, and market segments (by end-user, by application, and by region). In most analysis, historical statistics together with market outlook cover the 2014-2022 period in terms of unit shipment as well as sales revenue generated from hardware and software of industrial cobots in automotive industry. The report also includes current competitive scenario and profiles of major vendors/players.
Qualitative market analyses include identification and discussion of market structure, market overview, growth drivers, restraints and challenges, emerging market trends/opportunities, Porter’s Fiver Forces as well as M&A landscape and fundraising trend.
On basis of end-user, the market include automotive sub-sectors such as vehicle manufacturing, component (auto parts) manufacturing, and other sectors. Vehicle manufacturing process has been so far attracting the majority of new installations, and will continue to do so over the years to come.
On basis of application, the market is segmented into material handling, assembling, dispensing, and inspection among others. Material handling represents the largest application among all the usage of collaborative robots in automotive industry.
Geographically, the global market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and the rest of world (RoW). Specific analysis and forecast over 2014-2022 have been covered for important national markets such as U.S., China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and Mexico. APAC region leads the global industrial cobots market in automotive industry in terms of sales volume as well as annual revenue, followed by Europe and North America. Strongest growth potential also exists in the vast APAC market in the future with China and Southeast Asian countries expected to be the main driving engines for the growth.
The major challenges for collaborative robots market in automotive industry are safety concerns, technological difficulty of improving payload capacity & speed of cobots, and low penetration and acceptance rates of industrial cobots.
Highlighted by 4 tables and 90 figures, this 170-page report saves clients a lot of time on researching global market, and provides valuable information and a thorough understanding of the market’s emerging trends, which are needed to successfully derive critical business decisions, identify and expand business opportunities in the global industry.
Key Players:
Rethink Robotics
Universal Robots
ABB
KUKA
Fanuc
Adept Technology
Yaskawa Motoman
F&P Personal Robotics
Scape Technologies A/S

Table of Contents
1 Introduction 7
1.1 Industry Definition and Report Scope 7
1.2 Research Methodology 9
1.3 Executive Summary 11
2 Market Environment 14
2.1 Prospects for the World Economy in 2015–2016 14
2.2 Outlook of the World Economy to 2030 17
2.3 Outlook of the Global Automotive Industry 18
3 Market Overview and Qualitative Analysis 20
3.1 Market Structure 20
3.2 Market Overview 21
3.3 Major Growth Drivers 25
3.4 Market Restraints and Challenges 30
3.5 Emerging Opportunities and Market Trends 34
3.6 Porter’s Fiver Forces Analysis 36
3.7 Key M&A Trends and Strategic Partnerships 39
3.8 IPO and VCI in Global Industrial Robot Market 43
4 Segmentation of Global Market by End-user 45
4.1 Market Overview by End-user 45
4.2 Industrial Cobots Market in Vehicle Manufacturing 50
4.3 Industrial Cobots Market in Component Manufacturing 53
4.4 Industrial Cobots Market in Other Automotive Sectors 56
5 Segmentation of Global Market by Application 59
5.1 Market Overview by Application 59
5.2 Material Handling 64
5.3 Assembly 68
5.4 Dispensing 72
5.5 Inspection 75
5.6 Other Applications 78
6 Segmentation of Global Market by Region 81
6.1 Geographic Market Overview by Region 2015-2022 81
6.2 North America Market 2014-2022 87
6.2.1 Overview of North America Market 87
6.2.2 U.S. Market 90
6.2.3 Canadian Market 94
6.3 European Market 2014-2022 95
6.3.1 Overview of European Market 95
6.3.2 Germany 99
6.3.3 Rest of European Market 102
6.4 Asia-Pacific Market 2014-2022 104
6.4.1 Overview of Asia-Pacific Market 104
6.4.2 Japan Market 107
6.4.3 China 110
6.4.4 South Korea 114
6.4.5 Rest of APAC Region 117
6.5 Latin America Market 2014-2022 118
6.5.1 Overview of Latin America Market 118
6.5.2 Mexico 121
6.5.3 Rest of Latin America 124
6.6 Rest of World Market 2014-2022 125
6.7 Relative Availability of Industrial Robots by Country 2013-2014 128
7 Manufacturing Landscape 130
7.1 Overview of Global Manufacture 130
7.2 Company Profiles 136
RELATED REPORTS AND PRODUCTS 167

Rethink Robotics
Universal Robots
ABB
KUKA
Fanuc
Adept Technology
Yaskawa Motoman
F&P Personal Robotics
Scape Technologies A/S
List of Tables:
Table 1. Market Trend of Global Collaborative Robots in Automotive Industry, 2015-2022 11
Table 2. Average Annual Growth Rates of Global Real GDP, Outlook to 2030 17
Table 3. Major M&A Deals of Industrial Robot Industry in 2015 41
Table 4. Major Cobots Provided by Leading Vendors 131
List of Figures:
Figure 1. Research Method Flow Chart 9
Figure 2. Recent Growth Trend of World Gross Product, 2008–2016 15
Figure 3. Global Automobile Production Trend, 2014-2022, million vehicles 19
Figure 4. Market Structure of Global Collaborative Robots in Automotive Industry 20
Figure 5. Share of Automotive Cobots in Global Industrial Cobots Market by Unit Shipment and by Hardware Revenue, 2014-2022 22
Figure 6. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Unit Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 22
Figure 7. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Sales Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 24
Figure 8. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Sales Revenue (hardware and software), 2014-2022, $ mn 24
Figure 9. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by End-user, 2015 and 2022, % of Unit Shipment 46
Figure 10. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by End-user, 2015 and 2022, % of Revenue from Hardware 46
Figure 11. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by End-user, 2015 and 2022, % of Revenue from Hardware and Software 47
Figure 12. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on Unit Shipment by End-user 48
Figure 13. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on Hardware Revenue by End-user 49
Figure 14. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on System Revenue by End-user 49
Figure 15. Global Collaborative Robots Shipment to Vehicle Manufacturing, 2014-2022, thousand units 51
Figure 16. Global Collaborative Robots Sales to Vehicle Manufacturing, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 52
Figure 17. Global Collaborative Robots Sales to Vehicle Manufacturing, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 52
Figure 18. Global Collaborative Robots Shipment to Vehicle Component Manufacturing, 2014-2022, thousand units 54
Figure 19. Global Collaborative Robots Sales to Vehicle Component Manufacturing, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 55
Figure 20. Global Collaborative Robots Sales to Vehicle Component Manufacturing, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 55
Figure 21. Global Collaborative Robots Shipment to Other Automotive Sectors, 2014-2022, thousand units 57
Figure 22. Global Collaborative Robots Sales to Other Automotive Sectors, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 57
Figure 23. Global Collaborative Robots Sales to Other Automotive Sectors, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 58
Figure 24. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Application, 2015 and 2022, % of Unit Shipment 60
Figure 25. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Application, 2015 and 2022, % of Revenue from Hardware Sales 60
Figure 26. Global Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Application, 2015 and 2022, % of Revenue from Hardware and Software Sales 61
Figure 27. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on Unit Shipment by Application 62
Figure 28. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on Hardware Revenue by Application 63
Figure 29. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on System Revenue by Application 63
Figure 30. Global Material Handling Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 66
Figure 31. Global Material Handling Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 66
Figure 32. Global Material Handling Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware and software), 2014-2022, $ mn 67
Figure 33. Global Assembly Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 70
Figure 34. Global Assembly Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 71
Figure 35. Global Assembly Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware and software), 2014-2022, $ mn 71
Figure 36. Global Dispensing Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 73
Figure 37. Global Dispensing Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 74
Figure 38. Global Dispensing Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware and software), 2014-2022, $ mn 74
Figure 39. Global Inspection Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 76
Figure 40. Global Inspection Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 77
Figure 41. Global Inspection Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware and software), 2014-2022, $ mn 77
Figure 42. Global Cobots Market for Other Applications in Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, thousand units 79
Figure 43. Global Cobots Market for Other Applications in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 80
Figure 44. Global Cobots Market for Other Applications in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware and software), 2014-2022, $ mn 80
Figure 45. Geographic Spread of Worldwide Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry, 2015 and 2022, % of Shipment 82
Figure 46. Geographic Spread of Worldwide Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry, 2015 and 2022, % of Revenue from Hardware 84
Figure 47. Geographic Spread of Worldwide Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry, 2015 and 2022, % of Revenue from Hardware and Software 84
Figure 48. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on Unit Shipment by Region 85
Figure 49. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on Hardware Revenue by Region 86
Figure 50. Comparison of 2015-2022 Growth Rates Based on System Revenue by Region 86
Figure 51. North American Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 88
Figure 52. North American Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 88
Figure 53. North American Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 89
Figure 54. U.S. Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 91
Figure 55. U.S. Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 92
Figure 56. Comparison of Robot Density in U.S. Manufacturing Industries with World Average, 2013 and 2014 93
Figure 57. European Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 96
Figure 58. European Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 97
Figure 59. European Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 97
Figure 60. Collaborative Robots Market in German Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, thousand units 100
Figure 61. Collaborative Robots Market in German Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 100
Figure 62. Comparison of Robot Density in Manufacturing Industries of Germany with World Average, 2013 and 2014 101
Figure 63. Asia-Pacific Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 105
Figure 64. Asia-Pacific Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Sales Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 105
Figure 65. Asia-Pacific Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Sales Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 106
Figure 66. Japan Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 108
Figure 67. Japan Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue (hardware alone), 2014-2022, $ mn 108
Figure 68. Comparison of Robot Density in Manufacturing Industries of Japan with World Average, 2013 and 2014 109
Figure 69. Collaborative Robots Market in China’s Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, thousand units 112
Figure 70. Collaborative Robots Market in China’s Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 112
Figure 71. Comparison of Robot Density in China Manufacturing Industries with World Average, 2013 and 2014 113
Figure 72. Collaborative Robots Market in South Korea Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, thousand units 115
Figure 73. Collaborative Robots Market in South Korea Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 115
Figure 74. Comparison of Robot Density in Manufacturing Industries of South Korea with World Average, 2013 and 2014 116
Figure 75. Latin America Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 119
Figure 76. Latin America Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Sales Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 119
Figure 77. Latin America Collaborative Robots Market in Automotive Industry by Sales Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 120
Figure 78. Collaborative Robots Market in Mexico Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, thousand units 123
Figure 79. Collaborative Robots Market in Mexico Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 123
Figure 80. Rest of World Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Shipment, 2014-2022, thousand units 125
Figure 81. Rest of World Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware alone) 126
Figure 82. Rest of World Cobots Market in Automotive Industry by Revenue, 2014-2022, $ mn (hardware and software) 126
Figure 83. Industrial Robot Density in Automotive Industry and Other Manufacturing Industries of Selected Countries, 2013 and 2014 128
Figure 84. Average Selling Price (ASP) Trends of Industrial Cobots (Hardware and Software) in Automotive Industry, 2014-2022, ’000 USD/unit 134
Figure 85. Segmentation of ABB Group’s Revenue by Divisions in FY 2014, % 136
Figure 86. Segmentation of ABB Group’s Revenue by Region in FY 2014, % 138
Figure 87. KUKA Revenue by Business Segment, 2013 and 2014, million euros 142
Figure 88. KUKA Revenue by Region in 2014, % 143
Figure 89. Yaskawa Revenue by Business Segment, 2013 and 2014, % 147
Figure 90. Yaskawa Revenue by Region in 2015, % 148

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