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IFR Press Releases

Be a speaker at the International Symposium on Robotics 2017

Call for abstracts - deadline 30 September 2016

The International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2017 will be co-located with the Automate Show in Chicago. The deadline to submit conference abstracts is September 30, 2016. If you or someone you know is interested in presenting a non-commercial, educational presentation at the Automate Conference, please submit an online request.


On the Death of Xavier Comet Grau

General Manager of AER-ATP

It is with our deepest sorrow to announce that Xavier Grau, General Manager of our member association AER-ATP, Spain, passed away on September 4, 2016 in Barcelona at the age of 59.


Press conference "World Robotics Report 2016"

"How Robots protect the EU in Global Competition"

By 2019, more than 1.4 million new industrial robots will be at work in factories around the world - that's the latest forecast from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). The European Union is among the leaders in the race towards the automation of manufacturing: 65 percent of countries with an above-average number of industrial robots per 10,000 employees are located in the EU (14 countries). They are joined by Switzerland, four Asian countries (South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan), as well as the USA, Canada and Australia.


Member Press Releases

Wittmann, Austria - IFR Robot Supplier

Wittmann celebrates 40th anniversary!

Beginning with the production of flow regulators in 1976, Dr. Werner Wittmann laid the cornerstone for a success story like no other in the plastics processing industry - and one that continues to this day. On June 8 and 9, 2016, customers and business partners of the WITTMANN Group were invited to Vienna to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company. 1,650 guests were welcomed.


Stäubli, France - IFR Robot Supplier member

Six-axis models for all facets of automation

At Automatica 2016, Stäubli Robotics demonstrated for the first time the full capacity of the new TX2 series. With their clean, consistent performance, the six-axis machines are masters of every facet of automation, including high-volume manufacture, Industry 4.0 applications and human-robot collaboration under all imaginable production conditions.


Fanuc Americas - IFR Robot Supplier member

FANUC America Appoints Mike Cicco President and CEO

FANUC America Corporation announced Mike Cicco has been named the company's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  As President and CEO, Cicco will have responsibility for all of the company's operations in North and South America.  In addition, Rick Schneider has been named Chairman of FANUC America and will continue in his role as a board member of parent company, FANUC Corporation.