China Robot” target=”_blank”>The sales volume of industrial robots may exceed 300,000 units this year. Under the complex economic environment, the growth rate of China’s industrial robot market has declined compared with the previous year, but sales will still exceed 300,000 units. In December On the 14th, Dr. Zhang Xiaofei, chairman of Gaogong Robotics, introduced at the 2022 Gaogong Robotics Annual Conference that it is estimated that the overall sales of industrial robots in China will reach 303,000 units in 2022, an increase of about 16% from the previous year’s 261,300 units, and nearly 300,000 units from the previous year. The annual growth rate of 54% has declined significantly. The sales volume of industrial robots of domestic enterprises reached 132,000 units, a year-on-year growth rate higher than the overall level of the industry, and the market share of domestic enterprises remained at about 40%.
From the trend point of view, the overall sales level of industrial robots this year showed a trend of low opening and flat going. In the first ten months of this year, the output of China’s industrial robots was 362,600 sets, a year-on-year decrease of 3.2%, but the output in October was 39,000 sets, a year-on-year growth rate of 14.4%, which was significantly better than the annual average. Gaogong Robot interpreted that the regional blockade and tight supply chain in the first half of the year led to delivery problems for robots, but there is still a lot of room for downstream procurement budgets. After the supply chain problem is resolved, the demand side is expected to increase.
From the perspective of downstream demand, the new energy industry is still the largest source of growth in the industry, and the demand for industrial robots is expected to exceed 20%. Gaogong Robotics believes that in addition to new energy vehicles, power batteries, and photovoltaics, the development of the energy storage battery industry is expected to further increase the thickness of the new energy industry.
Thanks to the drive of new energy to industrial robots, Eston has set a target of 16,000 to 18,000 industrial robots for 2022 and 50,000 for 2025. With the rapid development of downstream industries such as photovoltaics, power batteries, and new energy vehicles, Eston said: the delivery in the fourth quarter of 2022 is expected to increase significantly. On the one hand, some orders are delayed to the fourth quarter due to epidemic prevention and control; On the one hand, the supply chain of overseas Cruise is gradually improving, which will help China Cruise to import overseas welding robots in time to complete the on-time delivery of domestic orders.
It has established long-term and stable cooperative relations with the photovoltaic industry, such as LONGi; the lithium battery industry, such as Pilot Smart; and the home appliance industry, such as Haier Group. There are successful cases in intelligent factories in 3C, lithium battery, construction machinery, home appliances and other industries. Including Eston is also a qualified supplier of motion control systems and robots in CATL, currently mainly scara robots.
China has become the world’s largest consumer of industrial robots for eight consecutive years, and sales of industrial robots are showing a growing trend. China has quickly brought the epidemic under control, and in the second half of 2020, there have been blowouts in many industries, and the demand for industrial robots has grown significantly. In 2020, the industrial robot market size will be 42.25 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 18.9%. In 2021, the scale of my country’s industrial robot market will reach 44.57 billion yuan, and sales in 2023 are expected to reach 53.1 billion yuan.
From the perspective of technology and products, my country’s industrial robot precision reducer, high-performance servo drive system, intelligent controller, intelligent integrated joints and other key technologies and components have accelerated breakthroughs, innovative achievements have continued to emerge, the performance of the whole machine has been greatly improved, and the functions are becoming more and more powerful. Rich, product quality is increasingly optimized, and industry applications are also in-depth expansion.
In the international market, my country’s industrial robots have gradually gained their place with affordable prices, excellent quality and perfect after-sales service. Although China’s industrial robot industry is making continuous progress, compared with its international counterparts, the gap is still obvious, let alone in terms of market share. Many core technologies of industrial robots are currently not mastered by us. If domestic robots want to stand out from the international siege, they must climb over the three mountains of reducers, servo systems, and controllers. Only by mastering the core technology ourselves can we have the capital to gain a foothold in the world.
In recent years, the output of my country’s industrial robots has continued to increase. With the advent of the post-epidemic era, China’s industrial economy has shown strong resilience and vitality to deal with complex and severe situations, and industrial robots have also risen against the trend with outstanding performance. In 2020, the revenue of China’s industrial robot industry will exceed 100 billion yuan for the first time. In 2022, the market size of China’s robot industry will reach 171.24 billion yuan. Among them, the scale of China’s industrial robot market reached 82.12 billion yuan. Taking the first half of 2022, when the market is relatively active, as an example, the national output of industrial robots in October 2022 will be 39,000 sets, a year-on-year increase of 14.4%. From January to October 2022, the national output of industrial robots will be 362,700 sets, a year-on-year decrease of 3.2%.