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World Industrial Robotics Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial Robotics in Units. The major end-use segments discussed are Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling, Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer, Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2012. The report profiles 832 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as ABB Limited, Adept Technology, Inc., American Robot Corp., Denso Wave Incorporated, Evolution Robotics, Inc., FANUC Ltd, FANUC Robotics America, Inc, iRobot Corporation, Kawasaki Robotics Inc, KUKA Roboter GMBH, Matsushita Welding Systems Co., Ltd, Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp, Nachi Robotic Systems Inc., RoboGroup TEK Ltd., Rockwell Automation Inc., ST Robotics, STAUBLI Corporation, YASKAWA Electric Corporation, Motoman Inc., and MOTOMAN Robotics Europe AB. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions And Scope of Study I-3

Assembly Robots I-3

Material Application I-3 Painting I-4

Dispensing/Sealing I-4

Material Handling I-4

Robot Palletizing I-4

Packaging I-4

Parts Transfer I-4

Welding I-4

Arc Welding Robot I-5

Arc Welding I-5

Spot & Resistance Welding I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Introduction II-1

2. A Quick Review II-2

Past, Present & The Future II-2

Japanese Players Lead the Market II-2

Table 1: Industrial Robotics Market Worldwide (2005): Percentage Share of Leading Players by Volume (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Robots - A Glance at Developmental History II-3

Robots - The Industry Evolution II-3

Robots in the Future II-3

3. Worldwide Industrial Robotics Market II-5

Outlook II-5

Global Market II-5

Japan - World's Largest Market II-5

Europe - Second Largest Market II-5

USA - A Major Market II-5

Table 2: Industrial Robotics Market Worldwide (2003-2007): Robots in Use in Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

New Technologies and New Markets Ensure Growth II-6

Demand Drivers II-7 Design for Disassembly II-7

Machine Loading and Material Handling II-7

Machine Vision Technology II-7

Distributed Motion Control II-8

Electro-Optical Product Assembly II-8

Commercial Robots To Drive Future Industrial Applications II-8

Robot Strategies Diversify II-9

Automation - Order of the Day II-9

Robot Selection - A Key Factor in Automation II-9

Automation in Molding Business II-10

Impact of Robots on Business II-10

Application Areas II-10

Rationale Behind Massive Investments in Robots II-11

Industrial Robots Evolve as Thinkers with Advancements in AI II-11

End-User Markets II-11

Automotive Industry II-11

Robotic Industry Gets New Lease of Life from Automotiv Industry II-11

Electronics Industry II-12

Life Sciences II-12

Robotics in Pharmaceutical Packaging II-12

4. Product Overview II-14

"Industrious" Robots II-14

Structure and Working of an Industrial Robot II-14

Robot Classifications II-14

Degrees of Freedom II-16

Flexibility to the Fore II-16

Tailored Solutions II-16

Unfounded Fears II-17

What's in a Name? II-17

Robots - Imitating Human Beings II-17

Robots - Threat to Employment II-17

Limitation of Robots II-17

Problems Encountered II-18

Cost & Performance II-18

Cost-Benefit Ratio II-19

Developments in the Field of Multiple-Robot Cooperation II-19

Cobots - A New Concept in Automation II-20

Application of Cobots in an Industrial Environment II-20

Changing Perceptions About Robot Cycle Time II-20

Custom Machine Cycle Time Laden with Constraints II-21

Diffusion of Robots in American Factories II-21

5. Application of Industrial Robots II-22

Table 3: Industrial Robotics Market Worldwide (2005): Robot Density in Manufacturing Industry in Select Countries (In Units per 10,000 Workers) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

End-Uses of Industrial Robots II-23

Assembly II-23

Material Application (Painting & Dispensing/Sealing) II-23

Painting II-23

Dispensing/Sealing II-23

Material Handling II-23

Palletizing/Packaging II-24

Robot Palletizing II-24

Packaging II-24

Parts Transfer II-24

Measuring/Inspecting/Testing II-24

Welding II-24

Applications II-24

Automotive Industry - A Key User of Robots II-25

Table 4: Industrial Robotics Market Worldwide (2006): Robot Density in Motor Vehicle Industry in Select Countries (In Units per 10,000 Workers) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

6. Technological Developments II-26

Bus Technology II-26

Winding Technology II-26

Innovative Developments in Silicon Technology and Microelectronics II-26

Strides in Industrial Robotics II-26

Bandwidth Expansion II-27

Automation Advancements II-27

New Avenues II-27

Assisting and Fixturing Technologies II-27

Vision-Guided Robots II-28

Human-Robot Interaction Technologies II-28

Ford's Flexible Torquing Technology II-28

Rapid Development Services Employs Robots for Custom Manufacture II-29

Robotic Technology Developed for Carrying Out Micro-assays II-29

Submersible Micro-Robots II-29

Robotics-Driven Underground Ore-Carrier II-30

PEM Fastening Systems II-30

7. Product Launches II-31

iRobot Releases iRobot Roomba 500 Vacuum Cleaning Robots II-31

KUKA Launches Titan, Six Axis Industrial Robot II-31

ABB Launches IRB 6660 Robot II-31

Innovative Robotics Rolls out Double-Pick Dual Wrist SCARA Robot II-31

Innova Robotics Subsidiaries Launch CoroBot and Software Licensing Program II-32

FANUC Unveils LR Mate 200iC Mini-Robot II-32

Motoman Launches Super Speed Welding Robots II-32

FANUC to Release New Intelligent Welding Robot II-33

Motoman Introduces New Part Positioner II-33

Innovative Robotics Launches Latest Version of Control Software II-33

Motoman Introduces New Simulator For Virtual Robot Training II-33

FANUC Launches New Precision Assembly Intelligent Robot II-34

FANUC Launches Intelligent Bin-Picking Robot Family II-34

ABB Unveils Latest Controller Software Version II-34

ABB Launches Arc-Welding Robot II-34

iRobot Rolls Out iRobot Verro(TM) Pool Cleaning Robot II-34

Adept Technology Introduces UL Listed Robots II-35

Adept Technology Launches MotionBlox-60R(TM) Robot Controller II-35

Adept Unveils Adept Viper s850 and s650 Class 1 Clean Room Robots II-35

Motoman Launches Hyper-Productive Welding Solutions II-36

Adept Launches Adept Cobra s800 Inverted Robot II-36

Adept Releases Adept Quattro s650 Robot II-36

iRobot Launches iRobot PackBot(R) 510 with EOD Kit II-36

FANUC Introduces New Vision-Guided High-Speed Robot II-37

TM Robotics Introduces TH450 SCARA Robot II-37

Innovative Robotics Introduces IR-920ZLR II-37

iRobot Introduces iRobot Create II-37

ABB Launches New Protective System for Robots II-38

ATI Rolls Out New Collision Sensor II-38

FANUC Launches New Palletizing and De-Palletizing Robot II-38

Staubli Robotics To Take Assistance of Cognex Corporation II-38

Adept Technology Introduces New Adept Viper s1700 II-38

Motoman Introduces Innovative Welding Solutions II-39

FANUC Introduces a New Robotic Arm II-39

iRobot Launches Latest Technology for Controlling Multiple Robots II-39

KUKA Launches KUKA KR 175 Spot for Spot Welding II-39

Motoman Launches YS Series Robots II-39

Motoman Launches Compact Flexible Welding Robot II-39

KUKA Introduces New 4-Axis SCARA Robots and 6-Axis Small Industrial Robot II-40

ABB Introduces New 'FoundryPlus' Foundry Protection System II-40

Motoman Releases New Laser Seam-Tracking Software II-40

TM Robotics Introduces New ABOT Robotic System II-40

FANUC Launches New M-430iA Series Robot II-41

Kuka Robotics Introduces Measuring and Welding Robots II-41

Motoman Introduces New Dual-Arm Robot II-41

Motoman Introduces New IA20 Robot II-42

ABB Launches New Flexible IRB 6650S II-42

KUKA Robotics Introduces KUKA KR10 II-42

FANUC Develops New Robotic Vision Package II-43

KUKA Roboter Promotes its First Manually-Guided Robot II-43

KUKA Launches KUKA JET II-43

FANUC Launches M-710iC Series of Robots II-43

ABB Releases New Package for Arc Welding II-44

Protedyne Launches Radius(TM) Robotic System II-44

FANUC Launches P-250iA/15, a Painting Robot II-44

Adept Technology Introduces Adept Viper s1300 II-44

FANUC Launches New Multi-Purpose Intelligent Robot, R-2000iB Series II-44

Adept Technology Unveils New Robot Guidance Package II-45

ABB Unveils New Generation Integrated Inverter Power Source II-45

FANUC Introduces Arc Welding Cell II-45

Nachi-Fujikoshi Rolls Out 9th Generation Glass Substrate Transferring Robot II-45

FANUC Launches LR Mate 200iB/5WP II-46

iRobot Launches Roomba Scheduler Robots II-46

Nachi Robotics Launches Robotic Image Processing Solution II-46

Servus Robotics Unveils Smart Transport Robot II-46

Automated Production Systems Introduces new Palletizing and De-palletizing Robotic Solutions II-46

Nachi Launches New ST Robot Series II-47

Motoman Unveils EPL Series of Robots II-47

KUKA Roboter Rolls Out a New Technology Spot Welding Solution II-47

Toshiba Machines Unleashes SCARA Robot at Hanover II-47

8. Product Launches in the Recent Past II-48

ATI Introduces New Range of Robotic/Automatic Tool Changers II-48

Kawasaki, TCC and NIAIT Introduce New Humanoid Robot II-48

Robot Control System - D Controller from Kawasaki II-48

Toshiba Machine Launches New Industrial Robots II-48

ABB Unveils VirtualArc II-48

ABB Rolls Out IRB 6600 Robot II-48

ABB Launches FlexArc 500C II-49

Genmark Automation Unveils EZTeach II-49

Fanuc Robotics Launches M-6iB Cleanroom Robot II-50

SIG Pack Systems Debuts New Range of Secondary Packaging Robots II-50

Toshiba Launches TS1000 Robot Controller II-50

Motoman Rolls out Single and Twin-Station Arc Welding Systems II-50

OC Robotics Develops Snake Robot II-51

Fanuc Robotics North America Unveils Software II-51

Fanuc Unveils 100i MODEL B Robot II-51

Autotech and Metavision Develop LaserSight II-51

TM Robotics Rolls Out New Simulation software for SCARA Robot II-51

Fanuc Releases a Low-Priced Robot Model II-52

9. Recent Industry Activity II-53

Adept Inks an Agreement with A&H Technology II-53

Adept Signs Distribution Agreement with Mechatronic II-53

Adept Enters into Agreement with CT Robotics II-53

Adept Signs Distribution Agreement with Buenos Aires Technology II-53

Adept Technology Signs Agreement with Second2None II-54

Motoman Opens New Facility in Brazil II-54

iRobot Signs an Agreement with TASER II-54

Foster-Miller Acquires Applied Perception and Automatika II-54

Simtek and Future Electronics Enter into a Distribution Agreement II-55

iRobot Joins Forces with Boeing to Deliver SUGV Early II-55

KUKA Establishes Subsidiaries in India II-56

Nachi Introduces Brand Names for Robots II-56

Innova Acquires Altronics II-56

Adept Signs an Agreement with Fatronik II-57

Bandai Partners with Evolution Robotics to Launch New Telepresence Robot II-57

KUKA Enters into System Partner Agreement with Primal Rides II-58

Innova Enters into Alliance with Mesa Robotics II-58

KUKA Enters into System Partner Agreement with Les Machineries II-58

Innova Holdings Acquires CoroWare II-59

ABB and Braintech Sign Partnership Agreement II-59

Brooks Forms JV with Yaskawa, Acquires Synetics II-59

KUKA Enters into System Partner Agreement with Zepnick II-60

Innovation First Acquires Vex Robotics II-60

ABB Establishes Global Robotics Business HQ in China II-60

Evolution Robotics Enters into Alliance with WowWee II-61

KUKA Signs a New Partnership Agreement with Transbotics II-61

Adept Enters into Strategic Partnership with MMI Systems II-61

Evolution Robotics Forms Evolution Robotics Retail, a Fully-Owned Subsidiary II-62

FANUC Robotics Expands Southeast US Operations II-62

Adept Enters into Partnership Agreement with TriStar II-63

KMT Waterjet Enters into Distribution Agreement with Robotic Production II-63

Adept Technology and DENSO Form OEM Supply Relationship II-63

InRob Tech Ltd. Initiates Bomb Disposal Robot Project II-64

KUKA Robotics Offers Free Automated Packaging Equipment Information Center II-64

EU Initiates EUROP, a Robotics Research Platform II-64

Adept Launches New Vertical Market Business Initiative II-64

iRobot Secures Additional Funds for Small UGVs II-64

FANUC Robotics America Signs Exclusive Agreement with Robotic Production Technology II-64

IRobot Corp Develops SUGV for US Army's FCS Program II-65

KUKA Robotics Corp Merges with KUKA Development Labs II-65

10. Industry Activity in the Recent Past II-66

Innova Holdings, Inc Acquires Robotic Workspace Technologies II-66

IRobot Corp Collaborates with John Deere II-66

US Robotics Purchase Stakes from Solectron II-66

Averna Technologies Acquires Vision & Robotics Business of Invensys II-66

ABB, Braintech Ink Agreement II-66

Genesis Systems Takes Over Dimensional Tooling Solutions II-66

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Purchases Technology License from IRSI II-66

ABB Contracts with ADAC II-67

ABB Wins a Supply Contract from Land Rover II-67

MDA Takes Over Automated Mining Systems II-67

Motoman Obtains Contracts from Caterpillar and Calypso II-67

Thermo Electron Acquires CRS Robotics II-67

Newport Acquires Micro Robotics II-68

Praxair Forms Alliance with Panasonic and NewAge II-68

Brooks Automation Acquires a Division of Zygo Corp. II-68

Kawasaki Acquires Robotic Paint Division of Kobe Steel II-68

Adept Acquires Chad Industries II-68

Newport Merges with Kensington Laboratories II-68

Mettler-Toledo Acquires Flexilab II-68

Yaskawa Acquires Drives Business Unit of MagneTek II-68

Star Seiki of Japan Acquires Share in Robotics JV II-68

Kuka Enters into Partnership Agreements II-69

PAC(i)MIG Partners with Applied Robotics II-69

Applied Robotics Joins Forces with Nitta and Tecnomors II-69

A.S.S. Maschinenbau GmbH Expands Operations in the United States II-69

CRS Robotics Acquires Robocon of Austria II-69

Alstom and Behr Join Forces II-69

Stanley Forms Alliance with ABB II-69

UK Robotics Changes Name II-70

Robotics Engineers and NASA Unveil Robotic Lawn Mowers II-70

Cecrop Acquires Stake in Kinetic Sciences II-70

Fellowes Manufacturing Deploys Robotic Palletizing System II-70

Intuitive Surgical Designs Robot for Surgical Applications II-70

Groupe Finuchem Increases Stake in Eca II-70

11. Focus on Select Players II-71

ABB Limited (Sweden) II-71

Adept Technology, Inc. (US) II-71

American Robot Corporation (US) II-71

Denso Wave Incorporated (Japan) II-72

Evolution Robotics, Inc. (US) II-72

FANUC Ltd (Japan) II-72

FANUC Robotics America, Inc (US) II-72

iRobot Corporation (US) II-73

Kawasaki Robotics Inc (US) II-73

KUKA Roboter GMBH (Germany) II-73

Matsushita Welding Systems Co., Ltd II-74

Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp (Japan) II-74

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. (US) II-74

RoboGroup TEK Ltd. (Israel) II-74

Rockwell Automation Inc (US) II-75

ST Robotics (US) II-75

STAUBLI Corporation (Switzerland) II-75

YASKAWA Electric Corporation (Japan) II-75

Motoman Inc (US) II-76

MOTOMAN Robotics Europe AB (Sweden) II-76

12. Global Market Perspective II-77

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Analysis by End-Use Segment II-79

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Assembly line by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Assembly line by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Material Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 10: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Material Application by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Material Handling by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Material Handling by Segment - Palletizing/Packaging and Parts Transfer Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Material Handling by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Material Handling by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Palletizing/Packaging and Parts Transfer for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 II-84

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Palletizing/ Packaging by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Palletizing/Packaging by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Parts Transfer by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Parts Transfer by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Measuring/ Inspecting/Testing by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 20: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Measuring/Inspecting/Testing by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Robots Used in Welding by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for Robots Used in Welding by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

A Major Market III-1

Current and Future Analysis III-1

Product Launches III-1

Strategic Developments III-14

Focus on Select Players III-26

B.Market Analytics III-30

Table 23: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by Product Segment - Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling, (Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 24: US 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

2. Canada III-31

A.Market Analysis III-31

Product Launch III-31

Strategic Corporate Developments III-31

MDA Space Missions - A Key Player III-32

B.Market Analytics III-33

Table 25: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 26: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

3. Japan III-34

A.Market Analysis III-34

World's Largest Market III-34

Japan at the Forefront III-34

Table 27: Japanese Market for Industrial Robots (2003-2005): Market Shares of Leading Companies - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Ltd, Yaskawa Electric Corp, Fanuc Ltd, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Japan - A Robot State III-35

Labor Scarcity - Driving the Market III-35

Manufacturing Accounts for a Large Pie III-35

Transition from Big Assembly Lines to Small Assembly Lines III-35

Product Launches III-36

Strategic Corporate Development III-37

Focus on Select Players III-38

B.Market Analytics III-40

Table 28: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 29: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4. Europe III-41

A.Market Analysis III-41

Europe - Second Largest Market III-41

Product Launches III-41

Strategic Corporate Developments III-48

Focus on Select Players III-50

B.Market Analytics III-52

Table 30: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region- France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 31: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 32: European 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 33: European 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

4a. France III-56

A.Market Analysis III-56

Plummeting Costs of Robots III-56

Current and Future Analysis III-56

B.Market Analytics III-57

Table 34: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 35: French 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4b. Germany III-58

A.Market Analysis III-58

Largest Market in Europe III-58

Widespread Application of Industrial Robots III-58

B.Market Analytics III-59

Table 36: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/ Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 37: German 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4c. Italy III-60

Market Analysis III-60

Table 38: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 39: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

4d. The United Kingdom III-62

Market Analysis III-62

Table 40: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/ Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 41: UK 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4e. Spain III-64

Market Analysis III-64

Table 42: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment - Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/ Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 43: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

4f. Rest of Europe III-66

A.Market Analysis III-66

Historic Review III-66

Table 44: Industrial Robotics Market in Rest of Europe in the Recent Past (2000-2003): Sales in Select Countries (In Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 45: Industrial Robotics Market in Rest of Europe in the Recent Past (2000-2003): Robots in Use in Select Countries (In Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

B.Market Analytics III-68

Table 46: Rest of Europe Market for Industrial Robotics - Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 47: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

5. Asia-Pacific III-70

A.Market Analysis III-70

Current and Future Analysis III-70

Shift from Vertical Multi-Articulated Robots III-70

Strategic Corporate Developments III-70

B.Market Analytics III-73

Table 48: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region- Australia, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 49: Asia-Pacific Market for Industrial Robotics - Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 50: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Australia, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 51: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/ Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

6. Rest of World III-76

A.Market Analysis III-76

RoboGroup TEK Ltd. - A Major Player III-76

Strategic Corporate Developments III-76

B.Market Analytics III-77

Table 52: Rest of World Market for Industrial Robotics - Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis by End-Use Segment- Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/Inspecting/Testing, and Welding Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2002 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 53: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Robotics by End-Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling ((Palletizing/ Packaging, Parts Transfer)), Measuring/ Inspecting/ Testing, and Welding Markets for 2002, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

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