Witnessing a significant uptake of robotics-focused innovation in its home market, China is working on robust measures to become a global innovation hub for the worldwide robotics industry in the next five years, China Daily reported. The report also stated that the world's fastest growing economy is also hoping to achieve breakthroughs in robotics components and widen the application of smart machines in more sectors. It is also be augmenting its capabilities in certain critical components such as servomotors and control panels. Wang Weiming, an official with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, told the state-owned newspaper that the ministry aims to double its manufacturing robot density by 2025. "The goal is that by 2025, the performance and reliability of these homegrown key components can reach the level of advanced foreign products," Wang said.
The use of industrial robots in factories around the world is accelerating at a high rate: 126 robots per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries – nearly double the number five years ago (2015: 66 units). This is according to the 2021 World Robot Report. By regions, the average robot density in Asia/Australia is 134 units, in Europe 123 units and in the Americas 111 units. The top 5 most automated countries in the world are: South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Germany, and Sweden. "Robot density is the barometer to track the degree of automation adoption in the manufacturing industry around the world," says Milton Guerry, President of the International Federation of Robotics.
The average robot density in the manufacturing industry hit a new global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees. By regions, Western Europe (225 units) and the Nordic European countries (204 units) have the most automated production, followed by North America (153 units) and South East Asia (119 units). The world s top 10 most automated countries are: Singapore (1), South Korea (2), Japan (3), Germany (4), Sweden (5), Denmark (6), Hong Kong (7), Chinese Taipei (8), USA (9) and Belgium and Luxemburg (10). This is according to the latest World Robotics statistics, issued by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). "Robot density is the number of operational industrial robots relative to the number of workers," says Milton Guerry, President of the International Federation of Robotics.
Launched in 2015, Made in China 2025(MIC 2025) is the Chinese government's ten-year plan to update China's manufacturing base by focussing on the country's ten high tech industries. The strategy focuses to outline Beijing's aspirations to dominate the global economy of the future, in pivot areas like new energy vehicles, advanced robotics, next-generation information technology (IT) and telecommunications, robotics and artificial intelligence. In the domain of industrial robots, China has earmarked new development plans and is making impressive progress. Conditions are ideal in China for building a thriving robotics industry, serving both the domestic and overseas market. First, the Chinese government's efforts to bring the country into the global map by offering generous tax breaks and subsidies to robotics startups.