Automotive Robotics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Automotive Robotics Market has been segmented by End-user Type (Vehicle Manufacturers, Automotive Component Manufacturers), Component Type (Controller, Robotic Arm, End effector, Drive and Sensors), Product Type (Cartesian Robots, SCARA Robots, Articulated Robot, and Other Product Types), Function Type (Welding Robot, Painting Robot, Assembling and Disassembling Robot, Cutting, and Milling Robot) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


10.87 %

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Market Overview

The automotive robotics market is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 10.87%, during the forecast period (2020 – 2025). 

  • The automotive industry is presently going through slow growth but is expected to exhibit good growth rate due to the increasing demand for vehicles due to increase in disposable income of customers and innovations (including cars, two wheelers, trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles, among others) which requires incredible amount of flexibility from the manufacturers. This extraordinary growth of the automotive industry is positively inducing the use of robots for meeting the growing consumer requirement of this market. Automotive robots are designed for supporting the production of automobiles in the automotive industry.
  • Automotive industry is the largest industry with 126000 units installed in all facilities worldwide. 95% of top executives of automotive companies with revenues more than 11 billion dollars believe that there will be a significant increase in investments in robotics and automation during the forecast period. However, 82% of automotive organizations lack resource alignment and preparedness to execute faster change to increase revenue, profit and safety. This is an incredible opportunity for robot manufacturers to market their machineries to OEMs.
  • The automotive industry has been making use of industrial robotics in the production process for many years now. The large part of automotive robots is held by articulated robots and by functions, welding makes the largest use of robots in automotive industry. Robotic systems in the automotive industry are cost effective, efficient, and safe as they are capable of discharging their job quicker than their human counterpart.

Scope of the Report

The automotive robotics market covers the latest trends and technological development in the robotics market, demand of the end user type, component type, product type, function type, geography and market share of major robotic technology and service developers across the world.

By End-user Type
Vehicle Manufacturers
Automotive Component Manufacturers
Component Type
Robotic Arm
End Effector
Drive and Sensors
By Product Type
Cartesian Robots
SCARA Robots
Articulated Robot
Other Product Types
By Function Type
Welding Robot
Painting Robot
Assembling and Disassembling Robot
Cutting and Milling Robot
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Technological innovations are driving the market growth

The automotive manufacturing segment has been taking rapid steps in the industrial automation domain emerging as a role model for the other industries by showcasing how automation should be utilized to scale up the value chain and achieve zero-defects manufacturing. The automotive industry has been an early adopter of robotics for applications, like welding, painting, glue dispensing, etc. However, there are plenty of robotic applications available to choose from within the industry. For instance.

  • The new trend which automotive industry is witnessing is with respect to Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles (AIV) or mobile robots for material and intermediate goods transport. Robots are also emerging as one of the key parts of end-to-end traceability automation solutions.
  • Another recent trend is collaborative robots; these robots are human friendly on assembly lines. Such a robot has two arms and works with human collaboratively to get the best from human and robot. Such robots are as good as a portable robot, which can be placed on worktables and humans can seat next to it while working.
  • An articulated robot has rotary joints. The rotary joints can range from a simple 2 joints mechanism to complex 10 or more joints mechanism. Articulated robot is the most common type of robot used in automotive industry. High flexibility allows easy process changeovers and this is the reason why small and medium scale enterprises are adopting articulated robots, thus increasing demand on a global level. In 2017, 381,000 units of industrial robots were shipped in the world and articulated robots formed 65% share of this shipment.

Now, the automotive industry is shifting its focus toward the new technology trends, like compact robot and controller, higher communication speed, low spatter, and high-speed welding, human collaborative robot with industry 4.0.

Now with all application automobile company moving toward Internet of Things (IoT). Growth in the IoT concept and technological advances have boosted the use of automated technologies in various industries. The high penetration rate of smart devices and the use of wireless and cloud technologies will change the face and mode of operation of robots in the near future.

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Asia-Pacific - Expected to Lead the Automotive Robotics Market

The Americans are buying cars, which raise the production in the automotive sector in countries, such as Canada and the United States, as well as North America, which is one of the automobile manufacturing companies' hub, owing to which North America is a leading region in the automotive robotics market.

APAC is the fastest developing region globally, with countries, like India, China, Taiwan, and South Korea evolving as the leaders in this region. Leading vendors, such as ABB and KUKA are instituting the region as their operation’s base. Furthermore, government regulations and funds have empowered projects to improve the infrastructure. These aspects have made APAC the favored automotive manufacturing hub, which will drive the automotive robotics market.

Western & Eastern Europe, as well as Japan, are the other regions which are known as the origin of key players from the automobile industry. Countries, such as China and India are the principal countries in Asia-Pacific in terms of development, and many industries, such as automotive, electronics, and aviation are opening their factories in these countries, which is generating the demand for the automotive robotics market, making Asia-Pacific an emerging region.

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Competitive Landscape

The major players in the automotive robotics market are ABB, Adept, Epson Robotics, Fanuc, Honda, Intuitive Surgical, iRobot, Kawasaki, KUKA, and Yaskawa Electric, among others. The companies in the market are using the latest technologies for being ahead in the competition. For instance:

  • Fanuc wants to make robots easier to train, therefore, making automation more accessible to a wider range of industries. The company announced a new artificial intelligence-based tool, which will teach robots on how to pick the right objects out of a bin with simple annotations and sensor technology, reducing the training process by hours.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By End-user Type

      1. 5.1.1 Vehicle Manufacturers

      2. 5.1.2 Automotive Component Manufacturers

    2. 5.2 Component Type

      1. 5.2.1 Controller

      2. 5.2.2 Robotic Arm

      3. 5.2.3 End Effector

      4. 5.2.4 Drive and Sensors

    3. 5.3 By Product Type

      1. 5.3.1 Cartesian Robots

      2. 5.3.2 SCARA Robots

      3. 5.3.3 Articulated Robot

      4. 5.3.4 Other Product Types

    4. 5.4 By Function Type

      1. 5.4.1 Welding Robot

      2. 5.4.2 Painting Robot

      3. 5.4.3 Assembling and Disassembling Robot

      4. 5.4.4 Cutting and Milling Robot

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share**

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ABB

      2. 6.2.2 Omron Adept Robotics

      3. 6.2.3 FANUC

      4. 6.2.4 Honda Motor Co. Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 Kawasaki Robotics

      6. 6.2.6 KUKA Robotics

      7. 6.2.7 Yaskawa Electric

      8. 6.2.8 Harmonic Drive System

      9. 6.2.9 Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

** Subject to Availability

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