Industrial robots are the lifeblood of high-end manufacturing and have extremely important significance for the digital and intelligent upgrade of manufacturing.
With the rapid development of domestic manufacturing, China has been promoted to become the world’s largest industrial robot market. According to CCTV Finance, the production capacity of industrial robots in my country has reached 298,000 sets from January to October this year, leading the world.
Industrial robots are severely constrained by people
However, compared with overseas companies, the strength of China’s industrial robot industry is obviously lagging behind. In the high-end industrial robot market, foreign companies have formed a highly monopolistic situation.
Public data shows that Japan’s FANUC, Yaskawa Electric, Switzerland’s ABB, and Germany’s KUKA are the world’s top four industrial robot companies. With their own advantages, they have grabbed more than 70% of my country’s industrial robot market, and, Half of the global industrial robot market is occupied by these four giants.
The main reason why China’s industrial robot market is monopolized by foreign companies can be attributed to two points:
One is that relevant Chinese companies are late in entering the industrial robot industry, and there is a big gap between them and foreign companies in terms of technology accumulation and production experience.
When Chinese companies began to make efforts in the field of industrial robots, foreign companies had firmly grasped relevant intellectual property rights in their own hands and established strong technical barriers. For Chinese companies with weak foundations, wanting to break through the blockade is indeed difficulty.
The second is that my country’s industrial robot industry chain has defects.
As we all know, in industrial robots, reducers, servo systems, and controllers are the three core components, and Japan has the dominant force in these three areas, and even Germany’s KUKA also imports from Japan.
What’s more worth mentioning is that these three core parts and components account for up to 80% of the total cost of industrial robots. Therefore, Chinese robot companies need to spend high prices to purchase core parts and components from Japan, which severely restricts the development of my country’s industrial robot industry. developing.
Domestic robots find the breakthrough point
For Chinese companies, it is difficult to say that they want to break the already solid industrial structure established by foreign companies in terms of technical barriers.
In this context, many Chinese industrial robot companies have chosen to change lanes and overtake. For example, Jika Robots have turned their attention to the branch of industrial robots, collaborative robots.
According to the author’s understanding, the breakthrough strategy of the Jaka robot has achieved remarkable results. After 7 years of development in the field of collaborative robots, Jika Robot has continued to iteratively upgrade its products and has formed 5 major series. 18 collaborative robot products have been launched to the market, covering multiple application scenarios.
Nowadays, thanks to the high-quality products and excellent brand reputation of Jiuka Robot, the products have been exported to hundreds of countries around the world, more than 3,000 customers have been served, and more than 10,000 robots have been deployed.
The reason why Jaka has succeeded in the field of industrial robots, in addition to adopting the strategy of changing lanes, the core factor for the success of the breakthrough is that Jaka robots insist on technological breakthroughs and innovation.
At present, Jaka has accumulated more than 300 national patent technologies and more than 30 robot core certifications in the field of collaborative robots. For example, in October this year, Jaka robot products obtained 30,000-hour MTBF reliability certification.
Not only that, Jaka has deployed multiple R&D centers and production bases at home and abroad, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Nagoya, Japan.
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Jika Robot successfully broke the monopoly of foreign companies, undoubtedly providing new development ideas for other domestic robot companies.
According to public data, as of October this year, China’s industrial robots have initiated more than 70 financing cases, with a total of more than 20 billion U.S. dollars in financing.
It is not difficult to see that domestic robots have entered the fast lane of development. I believe that in the future, it is only a matter of time before the monopoly is completely broken.