North American Robot Orders Fall 21 Percent

March 2009
Assembly;Mar2009, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p19
The article focuses on the decline in robot sales to North American manufacturers by 21% in units and 16% in dollars in 2008 compared with 2007, based on a report by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). RIA cites that a drop in orders has led to the acceleration of sales decline in the fourth quarter. There was an increase in robotic orders in nonautomotive markets. The semiconductor and electronics industries have shown the strongest demand for robots.


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