Global Automotive Robotics Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

Automotive Robotics Market Information by Product Type (SCARA Robot, Articulated Robot and Cartesian Robot), by Type (Hardware, Software and Service), by Application (Gripping, Stamping, Welding, Painting, Assembly and others) and by Region - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/AM/1457-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Automotive Robotics Market Overview

According to the recent research report, from 2016 to 2022, the automotive robotics market size is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of over 10%.

Automotive robots systems are used to help in the production process in the automotive sectors, such as assembling, welding, cutting, dispensing, painting, and so on. The use of automotive robots in the manufacturing process helps to minimize operational costs by improving quality and operational flexibility, decreasing production and manufacturing mistakes, and reducing raw material waste. Furthermore, increased worries about worker safety, the use of automation to assure quality manufacturing, and meeting market demand on time are the major drivers that are projected to contribute to the market's growth.

Automobile manufacturers are using robotics in their manufacturing processes because they provide several benefits such as greater precision, efficiency, flexibility, and dependability on the assembly line. Because of this widespread adoption of automotive robotics, the automobile sector has become the most automated industry in the world, as well as one of the world's largest consumers of industrial robots. Furthermore, automotive manufacturing robots give automotive firms a competitive edge by improving quality, increasing capacity, lowering warranty costs, and protecting employees from demanding and risky duties. Furthermore, automotive robots is mostly used in vehicle assembly facilities for applications such as spot welding, painting, and others; however, there are several additional chances to employ automotive robotics across the supply chain.

This report contains all the information on the global automotive robots market value and its strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global automotive robots market outlook forecast to 2027 is also included in the report.

Covid 19 Analysis

The automobile industry, which was already experiencing poor development, exacerbated COVID-19 and the resulting shutdowns in all major markets. In 2020, all automakers and tier players saw a decrease in car and component production and sales.

Competitive landscape

The automotive robotics industry is made up of a network of businesses involved in research and development, raw material supply, component production, distribution and sale, and after-sales services. Companies in the industry are utilizing cutting-edge technology to stay ahead of the competition.

Major Key Players

  •         ABB Group

  •         Comau SpA

  •         Denso Wave Incorporated

  •         Dürr AG

  •         Fanuc Corporation

  •         Harmonic Drive System

  •         KUKA AG

  •         Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Kawasaki Robotics)

  •         Nabtesco Motion Control, Inc.

  •         Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp.

Market Dynamic

  •         Drivers

The rise in automation in the automotive sector, as well as improvements in accuracy, safety, and productivity, are expected to fuel the worldwide automotive robotics market growth. Furthermore, the decrease in labor costs in companies is pushing market expansion.

  •         Opportunities

Factors such as the inclusion of Industry 4.0 are expected to create a significant opportunity for the growth of the automotive robotics market during the projected period.

  •         Restraints

The expensive cost of industrial robots stifles market expansion.

  •         Challenges

A significant upfront investment is required, and slow growth in the automobile sector in the United States can be considered as a major challenge for the global automotive robotics market.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

The automobile industry is the largest, with over 130,000 units deployed at all sites throughout the world. 95 percent of senior executives from automotive firms with revenues more than $1 billion anticipate that investments in robotics and automation would rise significantly during the projected period. However, 82% of automotive businesses lack resource alignment and readiness to execute quicker change in order to enhance sales, profit, and safety. This is a fantastic chance for robot makers to sell their products to OEMs.

For many years, the automobile industry has used industrial robotics in the manufacturing process. Armored robots account for a major portion of automotive robots, and by function, welding is the most common application of robots in the automobile sector. Robotic systems in the automobile sector are more cost-effective, efficient, and safe than human counterparts since they can complete their tasks faster.

Value Chain Analysis

According to the reports, the worldwide automotive robotics market is divided into four categories: component, type, application, and geography. The market is divided into components such as controllers, robotic arms, end effectors, sensors, drives, and others. It is classified into articulated, cylindrical, SCARA, Cartesian, and other types. It is subdivided into welding, painting, cutting, material handling, and other applications, depending on the application. The market is divided into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The market is divided into SCARA, Cylindrical, Cartesian, and Articulated segments. SCARA robots are used for vertical assembly, stacking and dumping heavy work components, and part transfer and assembly. In painting, different robots such as Cartesian, Cylindrical, and Articulated are used, and pick and place applications will demand a small payload but a large development range. While an assembly robot requires minimal room, it is very precise and fast. Depending on the intended use, the automobile robot will be programmed to execute specific duties.

The market is divided into four applications: welding, painting, material handling, and cutting. The automotive industry widely employs robots for spot welding, and as interest in automobiles has grown, so has the usage of robots in the welding process. SCARA and Cartesian robots are used in the welding process due to their organized frameworks that can coordinate the machine's arms. Material Handling encompasses a variety of functions such as part selection, transferring, packaging, palletizing, stacking and dumping, machine feeding, and withdrawal.

Segmentation Overview

The market is segmented on the basis of component, type, application, and geography. The global automotive robotics market trends are expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.

By Application

Based on the application, the market is segmented into welding, painting, material handling, and cutting.

 By end-users

Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into SCARA, Cylindrical, Cartesian, and Articulated.

Regional Analysis

According to the reports, on the basis of region, The Global Automotive Robotics Market is divided into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (India, Japan, China, and the Rest of the Asia Pacific), and the Rest of the World (Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa). Asia-Pacific is the world's fastest-growing region, with countries such as India, China, Taiwan, and South Korea leading the way. China and India are the most advanced countries in Asia-Pacific, and many firms, including automotive, electronics, and aviation, are establishing production units in these countries, increasing interest in the Automotive Robotics Market share and transforming Asia-Pacific into an expanding market.

Report Overview

The following report comprises of –

  •         Market overview 

  •         Covid 19 Analysis

  •         Market Dynamic

  •         Drivers

  •         Opportunities

  •         Restraints 

  •         Challenges

  •         Cumulative Growth Analysis

  •         Value Chain Analysis

  •         Segmentation Overview 

  •         By Application 

  •         By End-Users

  •         Regional Analysis

  •         Competitive landscape

Recent Developments

  •         NVIDIA and FANUC Corporation announced cooperation in October 2016 to apply artificial intelligence on the FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) technology. This would increase robot production and improve the capabilities of automated factories throughout the world.

  •         KUKA Robots System debuted 3D Metal Printing robotics technology at FABTECH 2016 in November 2016. This method builds components in stages by depositing material using 3D design data.

  •         ABB purchased SVIA automation solutions (Sweden) in May 2016 to strengthen its robotics capabilities. This collaborative operation will initially be restricted to ABB's Discrete Automation and Motion business; however, it will eventually become its worldwide application center for machine-tending.

Key Market Segments

By Component

  • Controller

  • Robotic arm

  • End effector

  • Sensors

  • Drive

  • others

By Type

  • Articulated

  • Cylindrical


  • Cartesian

  • Others

By Application

  • Welding

  • Painting

  • Cutting

  • Material Handling

  • Others

By Region

  • North America

    • The U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific


    • Latin America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   10% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product Type, Type and Application
  Geographies Covered    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   ABB Group, Comau SpA, Denso Wave Incorporated, Dürr AG, Fanuc Corporation, Harmonic Drive System, KUKA AG, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Kawasaki Robotics), Nabtesco Motion Control, Inc., and Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp
  Key Market Opportunities

  • It helps improve quality & operational flexibility
  • Decrease production & manufacturing errors
  • Reduce wastage of the raw material
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • To ensure quality production
  • To meet market demand on time

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The rate at which the market can develop in the coming years is 10%.

    The market valuation by 2026 can be quite significant, on account of the rising need to bring down the cost of the operation along with production & manufacturing and also curb the wastage of raw materials.

    Leading vendors in the worldwide market for automotive robotics are Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp (Japan), Denso Wave Incorporated (Japan), Dürr AG (Germany), Comau SpA (Italy), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Kawasaki Robotics) (Japan), Nabtesco Motion Control Inc. (USA), Fanuc Corporation (Japan), ABB Group (Switzerland), Harmonic Drive System (Japan), KUKA AG (Germany), and others.

    The types of automotive robotics considered in the report are software, services and hardware.

    Frequent technological advancements, given the rising demand as well as adoption of robotics technology and the overall expansion of the automotive industry boost the market growth in North America.