Global SCARA Robots Market - Market Research 2015-2019

September 30, 2015

Market outlook of SCARA robots

SCARA robots are horizontally configured robots with fewer backend-programming requirements. These robots can accelerate cycle times, increase throughput, and eliminate bottlenecks. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global SCARA robots market to witness moderate growth at a rate of around 5% during the forecast period.

The growing need to reduce human effort and errors in the production process has led to the adoption of SCARA robots across various industries. The rapid growth of the automotive industry has also increased the demand for SCARA robots for material handling and assembling in the process lines.

The development of advanced SCARA robots has also accelerated the growth of the market. Regions like the Americas and EMEA have moved over to articulated and Cartesian robots due to its better functionalities and flexibilities. SCARA robots are also being developed to handle heavy loads. For instance, KUKA, a leading vendor, has launched SCARA robots that can handle 10 kg payloads with an arm length of 850 mm.

Segmentation by end user and analysis of the global SCARA robots market

  • Electrical and electronics industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Rubber and plastic industry
  • Food and beverages industry
  • Heavy machinery industry
  • Metal industry

The electrical and electronics industry accounts for the largest market share in the global market. The growth of this industry is due in large part to the higher accuracy rate and precise speed control of SCARA robots in material handling and assembling process.

Geographical segmentation of the global SCARA robots market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

APAC accounted for the largest market share during 2014 and is predicted to witness an increase in shares during the forecast period. The growth of the semiconductor and automotive industries in countries such as China, Japan, and India in this region is expected to boost the growth of the market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The SCARA robots market is highly competitive with a large number of suppliers. Numerous local and regional vendors provide products with a high level of customization at comparatively low prices. The competitive environment in this market is expected to intensify with the surge in product extensions, better services, technological innovations, and mergers during the forecast period.

The top five vendors in the market are –

  • Adept
  • Epson Robots
  • Kuka
  • Toshiba
  • Yamaha Robotics

Other vendors in the market include ABB, Denso Wave, ST Robotics, Kawasaki Robotics, Yaskawa, and Mitsubishi.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2019?
  • What are the key factors driving the global SCARA robots market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the SCARA robots market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the SCARA robots market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, EMEA, and the Americas?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global SCARA robots market?

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