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IFR Press Releases

New IFR Industry Association Member

Chinese Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) joined IFR

We are very glad to welcome our new IFR Industry Association member Chinese Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA), who just joined the International Federation of Robotics. In 2013, the alliance was initiated by the China Machinery Industry Federation (CMIF) as a non-profit organization that will focus on robot research and development, production and utilization.


President's Report

2013 set new Record in Sales

Excellent news for the Robotics Industry: Year 2013 has seen another all-time record in robot sales, reaching 168,000 units. The main driver of the new record is the impressive demand in the Asian market, which confirms the growth achieved during recent years as well as the expected projections.


IFR at INNOPROM's Conference in Moscow

Exhibition will take place in July 9-12, 2014

As part of the preparation for the fifth anniversary industrial trade fair INNOPROM the international conference "New industrial environment: New industries, New vectors of development" was held at the Baltchug Kempinski Hotel in Moscow. Dr. Bauer, Chairman of IFR Industrial Robot Suppliers Committee, took part in the conference.


Member Press Releases

Schunk, Germany - IFR Robot Supplier member

7th SCHUNK Expert Days on Service Robotics 2014

There have never been so many market-viable service robotics applications - and never before such a sense of excitement in this market, until now. Google's broad-based entry into the fascinating world of innovative robots has finally made the technology world - along with potential users and investors - aware of this fascinating sector. 


Kuka, Germany - IFR Robot Supplier member

KUKA inaugurates new Robot Production Facility in Asia

Following the start-up of its new production facility in Shanghai, KUKA celebrated its opening in the company of guests from China and abroad. At center stage was one of the best-known Germans in China: table tennis star Timo Boll. The premiere of the film, in which Boll competes against a KUKA robot, was a highlight of the event.


VDMA, Germany - IFR Industry Association

VDMA Robotics + Automation under new management

Patrick Schwarzkopf is the new Managing Director of VDMA Robotics + Automation. He succeeds Thilo Brodtmann, who had been at the helm of the association for 15 years and has recently been nominated to become the new VDMA Executive Director as of February 1st 2015.