Mitsubishi currently has 70,000 industrial robots installed worldwide, Robotics and Automation News has learned.
As a result, the company is now included in the Robotics and Automation News list of the world’s top industrial robot manufacturers.
Other companies in the new list are Stäubli and Universal, which makes collaborative robots.
The list we have collated so far looks like this, with Fanuc at the top with 400,000 robots installed around the world, followed by Yaskawa and ABB in joint second place.
Kawasaki and Nachi-Fujikoshi with around 100,000 each. Then, Kuka and Denso on 80,000 each. This is where Mitsubishi has entered the list, with 70,000.
Epson follows with 55,000, just above Stäubli, which we estimate has around 45,000. Then, Foxconn, the iPhone and iPad manufacturer, with 40,000. Comau and Omron are on around 30,000 each. And finally, Universal, the final new entry on the list, with 10,000.
A notable omission is Rethink Robotics, but we will include them – and others – as soon as we can.