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The robotics market - France

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1.1 Introduction and scope of study

Robotics markets can be traditionally subdivided into 2 main categories:

  • industrial robotics, used to automate assembly or manufacturing tasks;
  • service robotics, used both in professional environments (e.g. healthcare, agriculture) and for personal use (e.g. vacuum cleaners or hobby robots).

Both markets are growing fast, but have different characteristics. The first is essentially driven by demand from companies in 3 Asian countries, while the second market is more evenly distributed between countries. What's more, these two markets can be broken down into a multitude of different sub-sectors, with very different levels of maturity and customer segments. Robotisation is becoming increasingly important in the home automation, logistics, agriculture and medical sectors, for example. This wave of robotization is part of the broader development of Industry 4.0, which encompasses other advances such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Machine Learning, all of which are driving the development of robots.

On a global scale, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) is the sector's reference body. In France, several French nuggets stand out in the industrial and professional robotics segments, with highly advanced technology and solutions to specific needs.

1.2 Global market dominated by the Asia-Pacific region

Overall, the robotics market is expected to almost triple in size between **** and ****, rising from $**.* billion to $**.* billion over this period, representing a CAGR of +**.**%. This growth is mainly based on increasing demand for automation in various industries. Service robots in particular are expected to experience strong growth in the coming ...

1.3 Key figures for the French market

The French market is still a long way from the volumes seen in Asian countries, but nevertheless seems to have the wind in its sails. It represents the *e european market for industrial robot sales, behind Italy and Germany, according to iFR. In ****, the French industrial robot inventory grew by **% to ...

1.4 Consequences of Covid-19

the decline in robot sales in France in **** is a direct consequence of the general drop in investment in French industry, caused by the Covid-** crisis. Faced with the health crisis, French companies have reduced their margins by -**% in ****. This explains their reluctance to invest, resulting in a decline in ...


2.1 Demand for industrial robotics

On the industrial market, France ranks *th worldwide and*rd in Europe behind Italy and Germany, in terms of operational robots, with *** robots per **,*** employees in **** [***].

Industrial robot sales volume France, ****-****, number of units Source: ****

After years of strong growth, robotics sales in industry declined by **% in ****. This downturn is ...

2.2 Professional service robotics, a dynamic segment

The market for professional service robots grew by **% in ****, with worldwide sales of $*.* billion and ***,*** units sold [***].

The IFR report also highlights several trends in this segment:

Sales of autonomous mobile robots(***) and delivery robots grew by **%, exceeding one billion dollars in value; Outdoor transport robots are becoming increasingly popular, as ...

2.3 Demand for service robotics for personal use

In ****, consumer service robots generated sales up **% on ****, reaching US$*.* billion . Most ofthese robots are focused on the domesticdomestic tasks**.* million units were sold in ****, representing sales of $*.* billion. These includecleaning robotsincludingvacuum cleanerswith sales of US$*.* billion. Thelawn-mowing robotsare expected to grow by more than **% a year over the next few ...

2.4 Towards Industry 4.0

Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big Data technologies , and their complementarity, will be the main technologies driving Industry *.* and the transformation of production plants. They will also increase the capabilities and use cases of robots tenfold: equipped with sensors and intelligent systems capable of analyzing a large ...

2.5 The recent craze for cobots

Demand for cobots continues to grow, as this tool proves to be a central element of Industry *.*. What's more, cobots are taking advantage of the decline of traditional robots to win market share and establish themselves as the dynamic force to be rec koned with in the robotics market. Although the ...


3.1 A fast-growing market, concentrated in certain countries

The industrial robotics market is booming. The number of industrial robots installed per year is set to jump by **% between **** and ****, from *** robots installed in **** to *** in ****.

evolution of industrial robot sales World, ****-****, in thousands of units Source: ****

the market is highly centralized. It is driven by a handful of ...

3.2 Some production considerations

Both industrial and service robots are made from the same materials, with a few exceptions. Steel, cast iron and aluminum are the main components used to build robot bases and arms, according to Madehowwhile rubber tires are the products usually used for mobile robots. Cylinders and other equipment used to move ...

3.3 Distribution

Sales of industrial robots and service robots for professional use are, by definition, aimed at companies, and therefore have a distribution network specific to a B*B market. As such, most robot manufacturers are vertically integrated vertically integrated, that is, they handle the entire value chain without intermediaries, from R&D ...

3.4 The value chain

The DGE has detailed the robotics value chain. In particular, it highlights the diversity of government intervention along the chain and in the market.

Source: ****


4.1 Product classification

The typology of robotics products drawn up by the DGE highlights the types of market addressed by each segment: service robotics for personal use is a fairly mature mass market, which explains the low prices in this sector compared to others.finally, service robots for professionals are still in an experimental ...

4.2 Price trends

Robotics prices vary widely according to market segment, with very expensive industrial robots on the one hand, and low-cost, mass-market domestic robots on the other. Products in each segment also vary widely according to application, but all show the same trend: a general drop in selling price.

Prices in industrial ...


5.1 Regulations still under construction

Some of the regulations governing industrial robots can be likened to those governing industrial machinery, as highlighted by the european Parliament Directive ****/**/EC.

Nevertheless, the regulations still have a long way to go to answer the ethical and philosophical questions raised by robots and artificial intelligence. In ****, according to l'Humanitérobots ...

5.2 Current ISO standards

ISO *****-part* (***) is still in gestation within the ad-hoc ISO working group. France, via its UNM**- Robots Industriels standardization committee, has requested that the official release be no later than mid-**** [***].

During this transitional period, the French UNM** commission decided to revise the French standard NF E**-*** (***).

These changes ...


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The robotics market - France

Publicado en 01/08/2022 by Clement Girard

It covers the market and cites very interesting sources The study is well up to date with the information that can be found It is a precious time saver

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