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World’s Top 10 Industrial Robot Manufacturers

World’s Top 10 Industrial Robot Manufacturers
Global industrial robotics market is largely dominated by Japanese and European companies. ABB, The Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Midea Group (KUKA, The Fanuc Corporation, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries are leading players in this segment.
World's Top Industrial Robotics Manufacturers are:
  1. ABB
  2. The Yaskawa Electric Corporation
  3. Midea Group (KUKA)
  4. The Fanuc Corporation
  5. Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  6. Epson Robots
  7. Stäubli
  8. Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation
  9. Comau
  10. Omron Adept Technology Inc.
World’s Top 10 Industrial Robot Manufacturers
Global industrial robotics market is expected to reach USD 42.29 billion in terms of robot machines and USD 138.03 billion in terms of robot systems by 2026, representing 2019-2026 CAGRs of 11.57% and 12.59% respectively. The annual shipment is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 17.09% during the same period, advancing to over 1.51 million units in 2026.
Asia-Pacific industrial robotics market is expected to grow by 13.39% in terms of robot system revenue and reach $97.0 billion by 2026, representing the largest regional market in the world. The annual shipment in this region will advance to 1.11 million units in 2026 with a 2019-2026 CAGR of 17.89%.
The revenue of North America industrial robotics market will reach $13.01 billion in terms of robot systems by 2026, representing a 2019-2026 CAGR of 11.67%. The annual shipment is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 16.02% during the same period, advancing to 126.36 thousand units in 2026.
The revenue of Europe industrial robotics market reached $9.9 billion in terms of robot systems (including robot machines, software, peripherals & system Engineering) by 2018, representing the second largest regional market in the world. The annual shipment in this region is estimated to be 70.95 thousand units in 2018.


ABB is a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and robot software, equipment and complete application solutions. ABB has customers in 53 countries and has installed more than 400,000 robots worldwide for various industries. The company also provides the broadest service network in the industrial robotics segment. Few of the popular industrial robots of the company are; IRB 910SC (SCARA), IRB 8700, IRB 6700, IRB 1660ID, and others. ABB has reported USD 9.14 billion revenue under Robotics and Motion division in 2019.

2.The Yaskawa Electric Corporation

Yaskawa had launched Motoman (an all-electric industrial robot) in Japan in 1977. Since the time the company has become a market leader in the field of robotics. Yaskawa founded Yaskawa Motoman in 1989, which is now a leading industrial robotics company in the Americas. With more than 400,000 Motoman industrial robots, 15 million servos and 26 million inverter drives installed globally, Yaskawa offers automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including Arc welding robot, Spot welding robot, Handling/Assembling robot, Collaborative Robot, Biomedical robot, Palletizing robot, Press handling robot, Sealing/Cutting/Laser machining robot, Deburring robot, Painting robot, Glass substrates transfer robot and Semiconductor wafer transfer robot. 

3.Midea Group (KUKA)

KUKA is a well-established player in the global automation segment with subsidiaries in more than 30 countries and approximately 14,000 employees. In 2017 Midea Group took over KUKA for about €4.5 billion ($5 billion). Relying on quality and innovation KUKA is currently serving in automotive, electronics, logistics and consumer goods industry. KUKA offers industrial robots for various industries and applications. KUKA's Six-axis robots are available in virtually all sizes with different payload capacities and reach and a wide range of different variants. Other popular products of companies are HRC-capable lightweight robots, Heat- and dirt-resistant robots, Press-to-press robots, Shelf-mounted robots, and Palletizing robots.

4.The Fanuc Corporation

FANUC is the leading player in robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation business. FANUC offers more than 100 robot models, the widest range of industrial robots which are ranging from 0.5kg-2300kg in the payload for any application or industry. FANUC’s robots come in various sizes with different payload few examples are: Collaborative Robot, Mini Robot, SCARA Robot, Delta Robot, Arc Welding Robot, Small/Medium Size Robot, Large Size Robot, Palletizing Robot, and Paint Robots. The company also provides application software, integrated iRVision®, and tracking features.

5.Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kawasaki Robotics is a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and robotic automation systems with a broad product portfolio. The company provides the robotic solution for Aerospace, Life Sciences, Automotive, Machinery, Electronics, Metal Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Plastics & Rubber, Foundry, and Semiconductor Industries. The company has set 100,000 delivery of robots by 2030. In 2018, Kawasaki has already delivered 20,000 units of robots. The company has reported ¥198.9 billion revenue under Precision Machinery & Robot business segment.

6.EPSON Robots

EPSON Robots is the robotics design and manufacturing department of Japanese corporation Seiko Epson. Epson is the leading SCARA Robot manufacturer in the world. With more than 300 models. Epson offers industrial robots from SCARA and SCARA+ robots to 6-axis robots. Epson offers four different lines of SCARA robots including the T-Series, G-Series, RS-Series, and LS-Series. EPSON reports revenue in the wearable & industrial products segment was ¥167.3 billion, which is up 5.5% year on year. Segment profit was ¥7.1 billion, down 8.4% year on year.


Stäubli Robotics is a leading international player in industrial automation. Stäubli offers ranges of products from SCARA to 6-axis robotic arms and collaborative robots. Stäubli's high-precision robotic solutions are available for various industries and a variety of applications. The company operates in 4 major business segments under robotics which are namely; Robotic Arms, Mobile Robots System, Software, and Controllers.

8.Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation

Nachi-Fujikoshi is a global leader in the field of industrial robotics. Nachi offers a wide range of robots and successful turnkey solutions for many applications, including spot welding, arc welding, sealing, collaborative, material handling, machine tending, material removal, foundry, forging, packaging/palletizing and assembly.


Comau had developed the first laser robot for GM in the second half of the 80s. Currently, Comau has 14 manufacturing plants, 5 innovation centers, and 32 office locations and employs more than 9,000 employees. Comau robots are available in more than 40 different industrial applications and payloads of 3 to 650 kg. Comau robots are used in welding, assembly, foundry, interpress, and material handling applications, as well as in advanced technological processes and in material removal.

10. Omron Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept Technology was founded in 1983. the very next year in 1984, the company introduced its first product, the AdeptOne SCARA robot. Adept is also a pioneer in the field of autonomous mobile robots. Adept also offers Adept Python linear-module robots with one to four axes in various configurations, and six-axis Adept Viper articulated robots. Adept was acquired by Omron in October 2015 and changes its name into Omron Adept Technology, Inc.
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