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IFR Press Releases

Global Robotics Survey:

Industrial Robot sales go through the roof Exceeding demand from Asia

"Global demand of industrial robots went off in 2014 and reached for the first time more than 200,000 units," said Arturo Baroncelli, IFR President, on Monday in Chicago.  "Driver of the growth-was again the automotive industry followed by the electronics industry."


New IFR Members

Yujin Robot, Codian Robotics and MHI joined IFR

We are very glad to welcome our new IFR Robot Supplier members Yujin Robot Company, Korea, and Codian Robotics, Netherlands as well as our new IFR R&D Institute member MHI Academic Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics, who just joined the International Federation of Robotics.


Robots and People Working Together

IFR press event at the Automate 2015 in Chicago

"Robots and People Working Together" - This is the topic of the 8th IFR CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago. The man-machine partnership will assume a key role in advancing intelligent production visions. Initial applications have been realised in the automotive industry, e.g. at BMW in Spartanburg.


Member Press Releases

Fanuc Robotics, UK - IFR Robot Supplier

Picked to perfection - the FANUC way

The UK food industry has developed an increased interest in robots. Over the last 12 months FANUC has seen enquiries from food manufacturers looking to automate their food handling and packing operations increase by 35%.


Schunk Germany - IFR Robot suppliers member

Rapid Mechatronic Gripper for Small Part Handling

The EGP from SCHUNK has the most compact performance of any electric small part gripper on the market. SCHUNK has expanded the EGP series with the addition of the smaller size 25.


Yujin Robot, South Korea - IFR Robot Supplier

Autonomous Meal-Transport Robot For Health Care Facilities

Private and public elderly and health care facilities worldwide already face labour shortages and skyrocketing costs; and fiscally constrained governments must provide high-quality care for their seniors while keeping the costs down.

Kyung Chul Shin, CEO of Yujin Robot, has been appointed as chairman of KOSDAQ (Korea Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) Listed Companies Association on February 11, 2015.