For several years now, the shift to Industry 4.0 has been gaining traction in manufacturing and industrial robotics. The most significant growth in the robotics industry can be seen in China, Japan and Korea. Quebec’s manufacturing sector continues to lag behind when it comes to industrial robotics—but is committed to making the shift, which is essential to the progress of the sector at large.
A report by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows that with an average of 113 robots per 10,000 employees, the robotization rate of the manufacturing industry worldwide has never been higher. Between 2013 and 2017, robotics sales saw a 114% increase. Needless to say, factories are finding that robotics has become key to progress in the manufacturing sector.