German Robotics

July, 2018

The Robotics & Automation division of the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) raised its growth forecast for 2018 from 11 percent to 13 percent – for a record EUR 14.5 billion in total sales – for German companies that produce industrial robots or parts and components for them. Between 2010 and 2017, the industry in Germany grew by an average of 10 percent each year while nearly doubling its sales. In China alone, the largest single market, sales of German robotics and automation exports rose by 60 percent last year.

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