Nachi-Fujikoshi profits increase by 44 per cent, led by strong demand for industrial robots

Nachi-Fujikoshi, one of the world’s largest industrial robot manufacturers, is believed to have increased its profits by 44 per cent. 

The industrial robots segment is said to have grown by more than 50 per cent and now accounts for more than 10 per cent of sales.

Nikkei says the earnings jump was due to growing demand for factory automation equipment, especially from China.  Continue reading Nachi-Fujikoshi profits increase by 44 per cent, led by strong demand for industrial robots

30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety. 

With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever.

Oversupply may be a problem going forward, especially as Chinese robot manufacturers step up their production, but even including the new companies entering the market, the number of industry-standard robot makers worldwide is relatively small.  Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

Big industrial robot manufacturers looking to move into China

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Picture courtesy of Dr Miha Pipan

The huge and growing demand for industrial robots in China is prompting the world’s largest industrial robot makers to look into setting up operations in the country. 

In particular, Japanese companies are said to be profiting from China’s huge increase in demand for industrial robots.

Statistics collated by the Japan Robot Association show that the country exported around $4.4 billion worth of industrial robots to China in 2016.  Continue reading Big industrial robot manufacturers looking to move into China

Nachi-Fujikoshi launches ‘new category’ of robot

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Nachi-Fujikoshi has launched what it says is a new category robot, called Wing Slicer, of the type EZ series. 

The company says the new machine represents an expansion of the compact robot market.

Efforts to automate have been increasing with the objectives of improving productivity, reducing costs, and improving quality through the introduction of compact robots for automotive and industrial machinery applications.  Continue reading Nachi-Fujikoshi launches ‘new category’ of robot

Nachi to open giant facility in Thailand

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How the Nachi-Fujikoshi plant in Thailand will look when it’s finished

Nachi is building a manufacturing subsidiary in Thailand to capitalise on the growing Asean market. 

The company is one of the largest industrial robot manufacturers in the world, and is looking in particular towards the automotive sector for further growth opportunities.

Nachi says the Thailand plant will be “making forged and turned parts inside Asean market member states, where medium and long term expansion of automotive production is expected”.

Nachi-Fujikoshi is now promoting a “regional production for regional supply” in foreign market areas.  Continue reading Nachi to open giant facility in Thailand