China’s robot industry development analysis needs huge but lack of competitiveness

China’sRobotThe industry wants to compare with foreign countries, the gap is still quite large, the focus is reflected in several aspects, one is the core technology, such asservo motor,reducerWait, one is the application level, many low-end robots have a shallow application level, and the other is the profit level, the profit level is low, and there is a lot of resistance.However, the Deer Leopard platform believes that whether it is at a large levelMade in China 2025In terms of strategy or the needs of manufacturing enterprises, China’s demand for robots will be huge in the future.

China’s robot industry development analysis needs huge but lack of competitiveness

domesticRobot marketoverview

In the whole year of 2017, domesticIndustrial RobotThe output reached 131,000 units (National Bureau of Statistics), a year-on-year increase of 81%. In 2018, the growth momentum continued. In January and February, the output of domestic industrial robots was 18,770 units, a cumulative increase of 25% year-on-year.The current domestic industryRobot EnterpriseIt is mainly concentrated in the system integration link of the robot manufacturing industry chain, which is in the middle and lower reaches, while the core servo motors,controller, reducer and other fields, the domestic rate is very low, some even less than 5%. The main domestic robot companies include Xinsong, Huazhong CNC, Estun, etc. In the entire Chinese market, domestic companies occupy about 30% of the market share, while foreign companies occupy as high as 60%-70%. Domestic robot companies also There is a lot of room for development. According to statistics, some robot companies have achieved mass production, and the scale has gradually expanded, achieving profitability. According to the 2017 annual report,Xinsong Robot, Estun, Xinshida, Topstar, Huazhong CNC and other leading domestic robot companies achieved operating income of 2.456 billion yuan, 1.079 billion yuan, 3.414 billion yuan, 764 million yuan and 985 million yuan respectively. Among them, Xinsong Robot has the highest net profit, reaching 448 million yuan, with a net profit margin of 18.24%. Followed by Xinshida and Topstar, both of which exceeded 100 million yuan; the company with the fastest net profit growth was Huazhong CNC, with a year-on-year increase of 146.80%, followed by Topstar, which has just been listed for a year, with a growth rate of 78.15%.

Made in China 2025 sounded the horn for the industry

Made in China 2025 is the first ten-year action plan of the Chinese government to implement the strategy of manufacturing a strong country. Among them, robots are mentioned as one of the ten key development areas. That is to say, at the policy level, the robot manufacturing industry will receive a relaxed policy environment. , will help the industry to comprehensively improve from the aspects of talent training, government support, economic and tax policies, intellectual property rights, and laws, and eventually form a complete industry. Although the starting point of my country’s robot manufacturing industry is relatively low, through government guidance and market leadership, there will soon be breakthrough development.

Technological development promotes industrial upgrading and creates market demand for machine automation

The development of new technologies such as Internet information technology and electronic communication technology, as well as the upgrading of consumption in the entire society and the diversification of consumer demand, have forced the traditional manufacturing industry to upgrade. Many factors affect the application of robots in enterprise production, such as the requirements for high-precision technology and the restriction of high labor costs. The degree of automation and intelligence of manufacturing enterprises needs to be improved urgently. Throughout all walks of life, large enterprises are undergoing transformation and upgrading, and intelligence has penetrated into the fields of steel manufacturing, smelting, automobile manufacturing, logistics, catering, pharmaceuticals, travel, home furnishing, etc., so the Chinese market includes the global market. The demand for robots It will get bigger and bigger and more demanding.

The industries where robots are most widely used

Here are the main industries, which can be used as a reference to help you predict the application of robots in the future.

1. Automobile manufacturing

It is understood that in 2016, about 12,380 industrial robots were sold for vehicle manufacturing only, and auto parts robots will exceed this number.

2. Electronic and electrical

At present, the sales of industrial robots in the electrical and electronic industry are increasing year by year, second only to the demand for automobile manufacturing. In 2017, the sales volume of industrial robots used in the electrical/electronics industry produced by robot manufacturers increased by 65%. IFR expects that the demand for industrial robots in the electrical/electronics industry is expected to continue to grow in the future.

3. Rubber and plastic

Plastic raw materials need to pass through injection molding machines and tools, and then be processed into fine and durable finished or semi-finished products. This process is relatively sophisticated and requires a high degree of specialization. However, the use of industrial robots can greatly reduce these problems. By using automation solutions, the production process can be made more efficient, economical and reliable.

Fourth, metal products

The combination of robotics and metal processing equipment allows the processing equipment to achieve the highest production efficiency and the shortest lead time, while still maintaining profitability and achieving efficient production. Even for extremely complex parts processing, the automated production system with the help of robots can not only significantly improve the productivity of machine tools and machining equipment, but also ensure that the parts to be processed meet the increasingly stringent quality requirements and the trend of small batches at any time.

5. Chemical industry

The production of many modern industrial products requires precision, miniaturization, high purity, high quality and high reliability. A clean environment is required in the production of products. The level of cleanliness directly affects the qualification rate of products. , it is easier for industrial robots to solve these problems. In the chemical industry, robots still have a very broad market space.


The medical robot market is growing rapidly, has great potential, and is a national realizationIndustry 4.0an important part of the strategy. The State Council proposed in the “13th Five-Year Plan” outline and follow-up guidance documents such as “Made in China 2025” to focus on the development of high-performance diagnostic equipment such as medical robots, and actively encourage innovation in domestic medical devices.

7. Food and beverage

In the food and beverage industry, automation solutions maximize efficiency by minimizing downtime, increasing flexibility and eliminating the risk of contamination. Therefore, food industry customers demand the highest performance robotic solutions. Using robots can complete all tasks such as upstream processing, sorting, packaging, and end palletizing.

Eight, logistics warehousing

It is understood that the cost of traditional material warehousing, handling management and other material processes accounts for more than 25% of the company’s production cost, while the logistics cycle accounts for more than 90% of the company’s production robotThe “goods-to-person” mode to be realized completes the links of picking, loading and unloading, and inventory, and the picking efficiency can reach 3-4 times that of manual operations, which greatly shortens the time for e-commerce consumers to receive express delivery.

At present, most of the applications of robots in these fields are still in the shallow stage, so there is a lot of room for future development.

To sum up, the current level of domestic robot research and development is in the stage of catching up, but it has basically been achieved from scratch, and the technical foundation is being consolidated, and the growth rate is also accelerating. Deer Leopard believes that the next 3-5 years will be an era of rapid growth in China’s robotics industry in terms of a typical technological breakthrough of 5-10 years.

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Published on 09/17/2022