A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the collaborative robots market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:
Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for collaborative robots market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.
Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of collaborative robots market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.
Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.
Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.
Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.
Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.
Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.
This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.
Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.
The collaborative robots market was categorized into four segments, namely payload capacity (Up to 5kg, Up to 10kg, Above 10kg), application (Assembly, Pick & Place, Handling, Packaging, Quality Testing, Machine Tending, Gluing & Weldin), vertical (Automotive, Food & Beverage, Furniture & Equipment, Plastic & Polymers, Metal & Machinery, Electronics, Pharma), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa).
The collaborative robots market was segmented into payload capacity, application, vertical, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:
Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.
Variable analysis for demand forecast.
Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.
Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.
Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.
Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.
Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.
The collaborative robots market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into ten countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; the UK.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil
All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.
The collaborative robots market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:
ABB Group - ABB Group operates in power, robotics, and automation technology. It has four business divisions, including electrification products, discrete automation and motion, process automation, and power grids. The company’s product offering includes a series of collaborative robots such as YuMi, GoFa, and SWIFT. It has a vast geographic presence across North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.
DENSO Corporation - DENSO Corporation is a U.S.-based company that designs and manufactures industrial robots. The company’s product offering includes 4-axis SCARA robots, 5 &6-axis robots, and integrated compact robots. It caters to various industries, including aerospace, automotive, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, factory automation, injection molding, and semiconductors.
Epson America Inc. - Epson America Inc. is an electronic company manufacturing various electric and electronic products, components, equipment, devices, and systems for various industrial applications. The company is a subsidiary of Seiko Epson Corporation which was established in 1942 in Nagano, Japan, under the name of Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. Its robots are used in several markets including automotive, medical, electronic, consumer, industrial, food & packaging, and lab automation.
AUBO (BEIJING) ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD - AUBO (BEIJING) ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD is a renowned manufacturer of lightweight, intelligent collaborative robots. The company has a presence across nearly 50 countries. Its collaborative robots find applications in assembly, packaging, inspection, research and development, academia, etc. The company's products are used in automobiles, 3C, sanitary appliances for bathrooms and kitchens, household and hardware and appliances, medical health, catering, chemical products for daily use, new retail, and logistics.
Comau S.p.A. - Comau S.p.A. is a developer of Industry 4.0-enabled systems and related products. The company’s portfolio includes assembly, joining, and machining solutions for traditional electric vehicles and robotized manufacturing systems. The company is a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It provides offerings across various industries, including aerospace, automotive, commercial vehicle, emobility, railway, and others.
Energid Technologies Corporation - Energid Technologies Corporation is a prominent developer of advanced robotic systems and related software. The company emphasizes its services to the aerospace, agricultural, industrial, transportation, defense, and medical markets. Energid’s patented software solution is referred to as Actin developed especially for commercial, industrial, and mission-oriented robots. In 2018, the company was acquired by Teradyne, Inc.
Fanuc Corporation - Fanuc Corporation is a provider of automation products as well as services such as robots, robot machines, computerized numerical control (CNC), servo motors, and laser products. It emphasizes the production and selling of robots & robotic products and CNC on a wide scale.
KUKA AG - KUKA AG is a German supplier of intelligent automation solutions. It is involved in the development, production, and sales of industrial robots, controllers, and related software. The company specializes in industrial robotics, service robotics, automation, software, and controllers. Its major business units include KUKA Industries, KUKA Robotics, KUKA Systems, and Swisslog.
Rethink Robotics GmbH (HAHN Group) - Rethink Robotics GmbH is involved in industrial automation. The robots designed and manufactured by the company are mainly used in CNC Machining, Metal Fabrication, Packaging, PCB Handling, and Loading & Unloading applications. The company was acquired by HAHN Group in January 2019.
Robert Bosch GmbH - Robert Bosch GmbH is a multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Germany, and it is a subsidiary of the Bosch Group, a supplier of services and technology. The Bosch Group consists of over 400 subsidiaries and regional companies, including Robert Bosch GmbH. The company is mainly divided into four operating divisions: industrial technology, mobility solutions, energy & building technology, and consumer goods.
Supply Side Estimates
Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.
Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.
Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.
Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.
Demand side estimates
Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets
Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent
Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts
Forecasting via variable analysis
Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.
Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.
Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.
The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.
The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.
We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.
All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.
Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.
Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.
Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).
Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent
Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.
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