Robot orders in the first quarter of 2021 were up 20% over the same period in 2020, with substantial increases in purchases coming from companies in metals (up 86%); life sciences/pharmaceutical/biomed (up 72%); food & consumer goods (up 32%) and other non-automotive industries (12%).
Mercedes-Benz and Siemens plan to cooperate on advancing digitalisation and automation in the automotive industry, supported by the State of Berlin. Mercedes-Benz AG aims to digitise its production processes.
Today, industrial robots are an essential part of many manufacturing processes across a broad range of market sectors. Robots, as part of a modern manufacturing strategy, bring a host of benefits including process consistency; improvements in productivity quality and yield; high levels of flexibility and the ability to free humans from dirty, tiring or hazardous working environments.