Robotics demand in China

Key drivers for robotics in China include demand for automated logistics is rising with the increase in e-commerce plus, electric vehicle (EV) capex will help sustain long-term demand for robotics and, rising automation capabilities in manufacturing white goods continues as appliance makers work to ease margin pressures.

Chinese robotics companies manufacture the majority of lower-tier industrial robots, such as four-axis selective-compliance-articulated robot arms (SCARA) used for high-speed assembly and packaging, and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) that are widely used for smart warehouses, an industry being driven by China’s e-commerce boom.

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China domestically made robots are also used in the auto industry, but for less complex tasks like basic welding. See below: China-made robot applications; auto leads 3C (computers, communication, consumer electronics)

Compared to Chinese robots, global robotics leaders have better technology in core robotics components like controllers, servo systems and reducers – which are the equivalent of the robotic brain or central nervous system and the precision control of different movements. (See: China manufacturing moves up tech and global value chain)

Majority of China-made-robots are for less-advanced applications

Source: HSBC

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