Robot Orders Explode in Q2November 1, 2021
Robot orders in the second quarter of 2021 climbed 67 percent over the same period in 2020, showing a return to pre-COVID-19 pandemic demand for automation among North American manufacturers. According to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), North American companies ordered 9853 robots valued at $501 million in Q2 2021, up from 5196 sold in Q2 2020. The Q2 increase represents the third-highest quarter on record for robot units sold overall.
“With the big increases in automation sales and favorable economic conditions in U.S. manufacturing throughout much of 2021, it’s clear users have accelerated their orders for robotics and other forms of advanced technologies,” says A3 president Jeff Burnstein. “The revitalization of automation we’re seeing across myriad industries is extremely encouraging. Not only will the increase in automation use be a win for our member companies, but it also will help the U.S. economy grow even more as customers increase productivity and fill the millions of manufacturing jobs that remain unfulfilled.”
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