IFR (International Federation of Robotics) and AER-Automation (Asociación Española de Robótica y Automatización) new strategic partners
Global Robot Expo continues to grow and in 2019 will come, once again, the largest International B2B event on innovation, robotics and related technologies. That’s why we are pleased to announce the presence of two important associations of the sector in GREX19; the Asociación Española de Robótica y Automatización (AER-ATP) Spanish Association of Robotics and Automation; and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
AER-ATP is a non-profit organization of the national territory and they work in the integration of Industrial Robotics in production systems. Permanetly provides all kind of information and promotes specialized meetings on different programs and projects. It also takes care of the different formative aspects that make up the sector and transmits a projection of it beyond our country. As a founding member of the International Federation of Robotics, they have a privileged position in the global context.
IFR works internationally connecting the world of robotics all over the planet. Its members come from the Robotic Industry, national and International industrial associations and research and development institutes. The federation has 50 members from more than 20 countries, being the IFR statistical department the main global resource for data on robotics.
As published by IFR in its press release, global sales of robots in the industry have doubled in the last 5 years. The outlook for 2021 are annual growth of 14% on average. It also places Japan to the head of countries that use industrial robots followed by North America, China, the Republic of Korea and Europe. They point out that it is the Automobile Industry which has the biggest robotic presence. The Electronics Industry is closely following because the wide demand for the manufacture chips, batteries and displays, a job that robots can fulfill perfectly quickly and efficiently. The Metallurgical Industry is the third one; the companies are implementing the automation of Industry 4.0 to be able adapt to the strong demand of cobalt and lithium used in electric car batteries.
As a result of this collaboration, it’s expected a greater presence of GR-EX in the Industrial Robotics community, as well as a growth of visitors and robotics professionals from around the world during the event, consolidating it’s international character.