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IFR Press Releases

Deployment of robots soars 70 percent in Asia

Asian industry`s uptake of industrial robots is accelerating: in just five years its operational stock rose 70 percent


IERA Award 2017 - Apply Now !

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2017

Don't miss the deadline! Applications for the IERA Award must be submitted not later than 28 February 2017. The finalists will present their applications at the ICRA Conference in Singapore. 


President's Report

Outlook 2017

2016 was again a successful year for industrial and service robots and we look forward to a promising and challenging year 2017. 


Member Press Releases

Walter Zulauf elected as new Chairman of EUnited Robotics

At the EUnited Robotics members' assembly on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Walter Zulauf, Director of Technology at G├╝del Group AG, was elected as the new Chairman of EUnited Robotics for the next three years.  Walter Zulauf will succeed Henrik A. Schunk (CEO, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG) who held the position for the last 6 years.


Fraunhofer IPA, Germany - IFR R&D member

ARENA2036: Creating the Automobile Production of the Future

ARENA2036 is a research campus in Stuttgart where partners from industry and research institutions investigate and demonstrate the future of automobile manufacturing. Up until now, the core of automotive manufacturing processes is the assembly line, whereas future production systems will ask for more agile and transformable manufacturing systems with reduced dependency from conveyor belts and fixed cycle times.


RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

North American Robotics Market Sets New Records for First Nine Months of 2016

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2016. A total of 23,985 robots valued at $1.3 billion were ordered from North American companies in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of seven percent in units and three percent in dollars over the same period in 2015, which held the previous record.