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Automotive Slump Dragging Down Robot Orders

Automotive Slump Dragging Down Robot Orders

Thursday, December 7, 2006
 
Through the first nine months of 2006, new orders received by North American-based robotics companies were off 36 percent compared to year-earlier orders, although non-automotive orders were off only 3 percent, according to the Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, MI. Orders from the automotive sector were down 49 percent. Material handling accounts for the largest share, 41 percent, of robot applications, followed closely by welding, 39 percent.

 

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