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North American Robot Orders Soar in 2003

North American Robot Orders Soar in 2003

Friday, February 27, 2004
 
North American manufacturing companies ordered 19 percent more robots from North American suppliers in 2003 than in 2002, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). The total of 12,367 robots ordered, valued at $876.5 million, marks the industry’s best showing since 2000. Figures from 2003 show that 68 percent of North American robot orders went to automotive-related applications, with the majority of orders going for material-handling duties, followed by welding, coating, assembly and inspection. RIA estimates 135,000 robots now in use in the United States, a total second to Japan. For more, visit the RIA website at www.roboticsonline.com.

 

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