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RIA: Robotic Orders Rise 41% Through September
Tier suppliers to the automotive OEMs have really accelerated their purchases this year, with orders jumping 84%.
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North American based robotics companies are enjoying one of their best years ever, with orders up 41% through September.

“In the first nine months of the year the industry has received orders for more robots than in all of 2010, which was also a very good year,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group which released the new data.

A total of 13,616 robots valued at $848.5 million were ordered in the first nine months by companies in North America. When orders to companies outside North America are included, the totals are 15,683 robots valued at $968 million.

The automotive OEM and component suppliers are the biggest…

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