A3: Q1 Robot Sales in North America Surge|
June 1, 2022
American companies started the year by purchasing the most robots ever
in a single quarter, with 11,595 robots sold at a value of $646 million.
According to the Association for Advancing Automation, these Q1 numbers
represent growth of 28% and 43% respectively over the first quarter of
2021 and 7% and 25% respectively over the previous best quarter, Q4 of
2021. Each industry segment experienced double-digit growth over the
same quarter of 2021.
“it’s exciting to see the continued progress forward for automation pilot projects the DC”, said Scott Deutsch, president, Americas at EPG. “While market growth has been positive, it will be quite interesting to see what happens as more businesses tighten spending commitments in the second half of 2022 and into 2023. Business flexibility with automation technologies such as voice enablement may end up seeing an even greater market growth occur”.
"The expanded capabilities of robotics overall equates
to a greater return to the business on such an investment. As
functionality expands to in-motion inter-robotic and/or human to robot
interaction with technology like Humatics Microlocation, the opportunity
to maximize productivity is expanding which can enable even greater
growth of the market moving forward," stated
Ronald Ranaldi, SVP, Humatics.
Plastics and Rubber: up 29%
Semiconductors and Electronics/Photonics: up 23%
Food and Consumer Goods: up 21%
Life Sciences/Pharma/Biomed: up 14%
All Other Industries: up 56%
“As robots continually become easier to use and more affordable, we expect to see adoption continue to rise in every industry, and at companies of all sizes,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “There are hundreds of thousands of companies in North America who have yet to install even one robot. Many of those companies will visit Automate in Detroit next month looking for the latest solutions that will help them become stronger global competitors.”