December 28, 2012      

The world market for industrial robots in the automotive and heavy industry sectors ( 80kg to 300+kg payloads) is slowing remarkably, with little upward growth seen between 2013 and 2016, reports IMS Research.

However, lower payload applications in the food, beverage, personal care and consumer electronics industries, by contrast, are forecast to be the two fastest growing sectors for industrial robots through 2016--growing at an average annual rate of 8.6 percent and 8.0 percent respectively.

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