In 3Q2016, neither Brexit nor roiling markets nor uncertainty on Wall Street could keep robotics from its appointed M&As, investments, and overall upward acceleration.

Following the money

In the East, China and Japan get the most attention when it comes to robotics investment, and rightly so. But that region—the East—stretches all the way to Russia’s western border with Europe south to the Persian Gulf.

Automation funding is expanding

Deal numbers outside the West were small in the third quarter of 2016 compared to North America, for example, but the quarter’s largest financing originated in Japan.

3Q2016 takes a look at what Asian executives were signing as well as other select highlights, including a dual acquisition by General Electric.

Financing totals and deal amounts throughout Asia are perched for growth, and nowhere more so than in China and Japan.

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