China (Guangzhou) International Intelligent Equipment & Robot Expo came to a successful close on Dec. 7. With 2 theme pavilions cover an area of more than 20,000 square meters, it attracted over 300 enterprises including manufacturers of industrial robot, service robot, special robot and drone to attend. Besides, there were nearly 10 conferences focusing on Industry 4.0, intelligent manufacturing and 3D printing.
According to the data, China’s industrial robot market in 2014 has topped in the global market, with the expectation that its shipments will surpass auto industry in electronics, metals, plastic & rubber, food and pharmaceuticals in the next three years. Taking Guangzhou as an example, the robot sales volume has reached around 10 billion RMB last year. Therefore, experts predict the industry will have a breakthrough over a hundred billion within 5 years and accomplishes successful transformation as well as upgrade for equipment industry in Guangdong.
(by Will & Wendy)