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This growth is driven by the automotive industry, with companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico installing 20,391 industrial robots - up 30% from 2021, giving North America the world's second-largest inventory of industrial robots after China. Marina Bill, president IFR: "The United States, Canada and Mexico are key markets for the global growth of robotic automation - with the automotive sector leading the way."

In the U.S., demand from automotive and component manufacturers for industrial robots grew 48% in 2022. In Canada, business is also largely dependent on investments from the automotive industry -the market share accounts for 40% of robot installations. Sales to the automotive industry decreased by 36% in 2022 and stood at 1,258 installed units. This is below the pre-pandemic level of 1,897 units in 2019. Robot installations in Mexico are also driven by the automotive industry - the market share of this segment was 66% in 2022. Sales increased by 16%, reaching 4,222 units - the second best result since the peak of 4,805.

At the upcoming HANNOVER MESSE in April 2024, the focus will be on automation and robotics.

Exhibition Topic Robotics