Frost & Sullivan: Transition to welding robotics inevitable

Modernisation needs in the competitive global market and the rising emphasis on energy efficiency are steering industries towards automation. This trend is driving the uptake of welding robots over manual welding methods. Robotic welding offers consistency and repeatability, which is vital in user industries. While demand from the automotive and transportation industry will be robust, the electronics, heavy machinery and construction industries are also contributing to market growth.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Welding Robotics Fact Book, finds that the market earned revenues of $2.44 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $3.38 billion in 2020. For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: ow.ly/KbFFn.

The significant improvement in energy efficiency that robotic welding brings to the table has spiked market demand in developed economies like North America and Europe.

Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation and Process Control Research Analyst Guru Mahesh says: "Strong demand from industries in Europe will drive the demand for arc and resistance welding robots. The introduction of new materials such as composites and carbon fibres in industrial processes will further widen the scope for use of robots in handling, cutting and welding."

While welding robotics have an established presence in developed economies, lack of awareness among end users and preference for low-cost options hinder adoption in Asian countries such as India and China. In addition to the limited understanding of the long-term benefits of these approaches, the availability of cheap manual labour restricts the demand for welding robotics in these regions.

Mahesh observes: "Vendors are working on increasing awareness on the various benefits of welding robots, including higher efficiency, repeatability and reliability. Conducting training and demonstrations through fairs and workshops will set the ball rolling for large-scale uptake of robotic welding across the globe."

The untapped potential makes markets such as Russia, India, China and Southeast Asia attractive for vendors of welding robotics. Going forward, Middle East and Africa, India and China will be high-growth regions. Asia-Pacific will see increased demand from non-automotive industries such as metals, machinery and electricals and electronics.

Global Welding Robotics Fact Book is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control (www.industrialautomation.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related studies include: European Industrial Automation Services Market, Global Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Market, and Emerging Upstarts and Market Transitions in the Global Digital Oilfield Data Management Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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