Global Aerospace Robotics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, By Application (Material Handling, Surface Treatment, Composites Applications, Assembly, and Others), By Robot Type (Articulated, Linear, Parallel, SCARA, and Others), By Technology (Conventional, Collaborative), By Solution (Hardware, Software, and Services), Payload (Small - Medium Payloads Robots, and Others) By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, and Others), and Segment Forecasts, 2024-2032)
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Global Aerospace Robotics Market was valued at USD $ 2.66 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach US $ 7.78 billion by 2032 growing at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period 2024 – 2032.

Robots are mechanical entities used in improving the productivity in different aerospace procedures like manufacturing components and making deliveries to the final consumers or the buyers. The use of internet of things in robotics is gaining currency these years. The use of the internet of things in aircraft component manufacturing has significantly affected the prospect of robotics as it results into total lower labour cost, and improved product quality and precision. The use of robots is characterized as precise, reliable, faster in operations, and costs less. Issues regarding the long waiting list for aircraft, as well as delays in delivering of aircraft, facing aircraft manufacturers. Robotics is essential in streamlining and shortening of the lead time for aircraft delivery to airline customers through the reduction of turnaround period of manufacturing.

Operational process automation is one of the many strategies used by aerospace companies for competing against each other. This strategy helps these firms save money, become more efficient, develop much better products, and increase output. The aerospace robots work hand in hand with the workers and ease the burden of working as well as increasing the efficiency of internal operations. Examples include the Boeing Company, GKN Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Airbus that are focusing on the automation of aerospace component manufacturing through robotics. Robotics are also used in several operations of the aerospace sector such as engine production, drilling, painting, sealing, and even inspecting. Robots are able to do many things faster than human labor. Automated fastening and drilling processes, material handling, as well as transportation of aircraft components are conducted using robotic tools in the aerospace industry.

Robotics equipment used for space travels are lighter than modern manufacturing machinery; that is why it is portable. Robotic equipment that supports human labour in complicated and repetitive manufacturing processes. In addition, there are various industries including the automotive and aerospace which use automated processes and robotic technology for increasing the speed of production and meeting quality standards to avoid stock accumulation. For example, association for advancing automation (A3) estimated that 39,708 robots ware sold in North America in February this year and that meant approximately 14% increase when compared with February 2020 and around 28% increase if These factors are expected to promote an increase in revenue during the forecast period.

Robot operations are complex and therefore require highly skilled people. In regards with aerospace, finding experienced operators who are experts on robot control remains among the key challenges that restrict robots adoption. The secondly issue comes in when a robot needs to be serviced, which is also complicated and special skills are needed. Operators need to have at least basic understanding on how the robot functions, its software application as well.

Shortage of skilled labour also hinders generalization of robotics use in the industrial process. Furthermore, the development of the aerospace robotics industry is also limited due as a result of lack of appropriate specialists that can develop and apply robotics technologies. The existing work force at the aerospace operations do not possess the knowledge for operating sophisticated robotic equipment.

The Aerospace Robotics Trend Analysis

One of the trends that can be observed in the aerospace sector is the increasing use of robots driven by artificial intelligence (AI).

Artificial intelligence has led to a reduction in maintenance cycles of aircraft and aircraft failures. It predicts the future aircraft maintenance failures. For example, today, companies such as Airbus SAS use data from multisensor sources to design smart and AI-supported solutions for airplanes. This organization is committed towards enhancing AI driven robot development and their applications such as cobot software, autonomous machining, and decision making. Aircraft manufacturers prefer light weight and more efficient robots in the production of next-generation aircraft and MRO services. The idea of intelligent robotics arises from robot-AI and IoT integrated systems.

Segmentation Analysis of the Aerospace Robotics Market

By Application Analysis

The composites application segment will be driven by demand growth for aircraft frame and engine component manufacturing.

The aerospace robotics market is segmented according to application into the following areas: examples include material handling, surface treatment, composites, assembly, and others. The composites application segment is expected to grow with a significant CAGR in the forecast period because of rising use of composite based aeroengine turbine blades and aircraft frame structures. More so, CFRP is one of most sought after products in the market due to their strength and lightweight nature.

Foundry, forging, press discharge, and other operations comprise the material handling segment. Similarly, the surface treatment segment involves cleaning, high pressure water jet washing and painting. Assembly includes welding, drilling, and an eddy current inspection. In 2019, this segment will have the biggest share because of the widespread application of robotics in production aircraft that allows them to drill, weld and paint.

By Robot Type Analysis

These robots’ diverse applications will provide most support to liner/cartesian segment.

There exist various categories of robots in the robot. In aerospace robotics, it is forecasted that the linear robot segment will have the largest portion in 2019. Linear robotics are however mostly applied in packaging, assembly, painting, as well as machining. The fastest growing segment is expected to be in SCARA robots as they come incorporated with new technologies and allow for easy performing different operation within the production process.

By Technology Analysis

This market is characterized by its rapid growth due to many advantages it presents for collaborative technology sector.

The aerospace robotics market is divided into two distinct segments: collaborative technology and conventional technology. The traditional technology sector was expected to own a bigger market share than the modern one in 2019. Collaborative technology is expected to show rapid growth over the forecast period since collaboratives robots have various benefits like portability, adaptability, reliability, and optimization of light collaborative operational procedure such as placing, picking, testing, and measurement.

By Solution Analysis

The growth of the software market will be driven by management of projects and safety robotic software.

The solution has been categorized based on the market into hardware, software, and services. The top market shares among the above sectors occurred in the software sector in 2019 respectively. The increasing demand for technologically complex robot components like controller, arm processor, sensors and drives. Of all segments in the industry of aerospace robotics, it was predicted that the software segment will show the highest growth rate because of the progress made in the sphere of engineering project, security, and planning products. Maintenance of robots falls under the umbrella of the services segment.

By Payload Analysis

Small-to-medium, payload robots segment will dominate the market.

The market is segmented according to payload into three categories: small-medium payload robots (2 – 400 kg), large payload robots (100 – 200 kg) and extra-large payload robots (200 – 1,500 kg ). In 2019, the highest percentage was for the segment of robots with small up to medium load capacity and it will be the fastest growing one within the given period. Growth in demand for these devices used to bring together air crafting systems and elements would lead to development of this market sector. Robotic lift ranging between two and one hundred kilogram is also preferred by SME’s in many production processes.

Regional Analysis of the Aerospace Robotics Market

Our research shows that North America would be likely to be the largest market share with the worth of USD 1.01 billion in 2019 with the fastest growing rate during the forecast period. Lately, the US has considerably invested in upgrading their airplane producing factories. Moreover, notable producers like Kawasaki Robotics and Electro-impact Inc. are catalyzing growth in the US market. Moreover, there are plans by government authorities to invest largely on advanced technological robots in the coming years.

The application of these systems is predicted to have a considerable effect on the growth of Aerospace Robotics market in Europe. It was the largest market share in 2019 because it had invested heavily in updating conventional humanoids to smart robotics. These will trigger the growth in European market.

Besides the third largest market portion in 2019 for Asia-Pacific the greatest growth rate throughout the forecasted span. There would be a significant increase in demand for sophisticated robotics in countries like China, Singapore, and India within the projected timeframe, thereby causing a rapid growth in the regional market. The region is expected to exhibit sustainable growth in this market over a time span.

The growth of other countries outside those mentioned above is projected to take place at a high CAGR as more suppliers and distributors of intelligent robot systems enter into the Middle East and Africa.

Impact On Covid -19

This has changed the dynamics on the market in the coming years, because the virus brought a downturn in new planes’ demand. Factors like reliability, cost and maintainability have become the focus of OEMs in aviation industry.

Governments of countries preparing to reconstruct their supply chain management systems should consider the pandemic.

Original equipment manufacturers in the commercial aviation industry expect to streamline the processes while focusing on reducing inventories as part of the strategy for coping with the economic impact of the coronavirus.

As machine operators work in the manufacturing sector, they must also observe safety rules such as observing social distance measures. This too has changed the industry outlook of aerospace robotics market, making sure that corporations emphasize on employees’ safe working conditions. It will create more interest for robots in the production and hence more replacement of shop-floor labourer by robots. Therefore, it is expected that the growth of the aerospace robotics market will see a major increase following 2020.

Top Key Players Covered Aerospace Robotics Market

  • ABB Group (Switzerland)
  • Electroimpact Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Fanuc Corporation (Japan)
  • Gudel AG (Switzerland)
  • Kawasaki Robotics (The U.S.)
  • KUKA AG (Germany)
  • Oliver Crispin Robotics Ltd. (The U.K)
  • TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited India (India)
  • Universal Robotics A/S (Denmark)
  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan)

Key Industry Developments in the Aerospace Robotics Market

  • In July 2021, the Fanuc corporation announced that its next machine is a 750,000th industrial robot, which beats any record in this industry by far. FANUC Corporation has a huge market that cuts across various fields including aerospace, food and beverage, consumer products medical and pharmaceutical, warehousing, etc.
  • In July 2021, GICAT - a leader in French defence and security innovations’ ecosystem – will host Nexter group along with other manufacturers; displaying solutions and products that the French Army is already using side-by-side. The army held a meeting to introduce the VULCAIN project, which is about a vision towards strategic robotics in the years 2035 to 2040.
  • Evaluation of the Ericsson controlled 5G release spot the robot at airport terminal in march 2021. In addition, the robot was connected to TDC NET’s 5G managed by Ericsson. Through collaborations between the Danish Technological Institute and others, 5G use-case trials were conducted.
  • Air India Express adopted robotics to disinfect and clean the interior of aircraft at Delhi airport starting from January 2021. The airline has partnered with AISATS, a ground handling company, in an attempt to integrate the technology into operations in India. Air India Express is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Indian national carrier, Air India.

Report Components Details
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024 – 2032
Quantitative Units Revenue in US $
Drivers Increasing Investment in Aerospace Robotics to Boost Growth, Rising Demand for Collaborative Robots across Aerospace Industry will Favor Growth
Segments Covered By Application: Material Handling, Surface Treatment, Composites Applications, Assembly, Others; By Robot Type: Articulated Robots Market, Linear/Cartesian Robots, Parallel Robots, Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) Robots, Others; By Technology: Conventional Technology, Collaborative Technology; By Solution: Hardware, Controller, Arm Processor, Sensors, Drive, Others Software, Application Based Software, System Based Software, Cloud-Based Software, Planning, Service, Safety, Project Engineering Software Services; By Payload: Small - Medium Payloads Robots (2kg to 100 kg), Large Payloads Robots (100kg to 200kg), Extra Large Payloads Robots (200 Kg to 1,500kg)
Countries Covered U.S. and Canada in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the APAC, Others include Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of South America as part of South America
Market Players Covered ABB Group (Switzerland), Electroimpact Inc. (The U.S.), Fanuc Corporation (Japan), Gudel AG (Switzerland), Kawasaki Robotics (The U.S.), KUKA AG (Germany), Oliver Crispin Robotics Ltd. (The U.K), TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited India (India), Universal Robotics A/S (Denmark), Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction Of Global Aerospace Robotics Market
    • Overview of the Market
    • Scope of Report
    • Assumptions
  • Executive Summary
  • Research Methodology
    • Data Mining
    • Validation
    • Primary Interviews
    • List of Data Sources
  • Global Aerospace Robotics Market Outlook
    • Overview
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Opportunities
    • Porters Five Force Model
      • Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      • Threat of New Entrants
      • Threat of Substitutes
      • Competitive Rivalry
      • Bargaining Power among Buyers
    • Value Chain Analysis
  • Global Aerospace Robotics Market, By Application
    • Overview
    • Material Handling
    • Surface Treatment
    • Composites Applications
    • Assembly
    • Others
  • Global Aerospace Robotics Market, By Robot Type
    • Overview
    • Articulated Robots Market
    • Linear/Cartesian Robots
    • Parallel Robots
    • Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) Robots
    • Others
  • Global Aerospace Robotics Market, By Technology
    • Overview
    • Conventional Technology
    • Collaborative Technology
  • Global Aerospace Robotics Market, By Solution
    • Hardware
      • Controller
      • Arm Processor
      • Sensors
      • Drive
      • Others
    • Software
      • Application Based Software
      • System Based Software
      • Cloud-Based Software
      • Planning, Service, Safety, Project Engineering Software
      • Services
    • Payload
      • Small - Medium Payloads Robots (2kg to 100 kg)
      • Large Payloads Robots (100kg to 200kg)
      • Extra Large Payloads Robots (200 Kg to 1,500kg)
    • Global Aerospace Robotics Market By Region
      • North America
        • S.
        • Canada
      • Europe
        • Germany
        • K.
        • France
        • Rest of Europe
      • Asia Pacific
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • South Korea
        • Singapore
        • Malaysia
        • Australia
        • Thailand
        • Indonesia
        • Philippines
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • Others
        • Saudi Arabia
        • A.E.
        • South Africa
        • Egypt
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of South America
      • Company Profiles
        • ABB Group (Switzerland)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • Electroimpact Inc. (The U.S.)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • Fanuc Corporation (Japan)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • Gudel AG (Switzerland)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • Kawasaki Robotics (The U.S.)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • KUKA AG (Germany)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • Oliver Crispin Robotics Ltd. (The U.K)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited India (India)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • Universal Robotics A/S (Denmark)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News
        • Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan)
          • Company Overview
          • Key Executives
          • Operating Business Segments
          • Product Portfolio
          • Financial Performance (As per availability)
          • Key News

Global Aerospace Robotics Market Segmentation

Aerospace Robotics by Application: Market Size & Forecast 2024-2032

  • Material Handling
  • Surface Treatment
  • Composites Applications
  • Assembly
  • Others

Aerospace Robotics by Robot Type: Market Size & Forecast 2024-2032

  • Articulated Robots Market
  • Linear/Cartesian Robots
  • Parallel Robots
  • Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) Robots
  • Others

Aerospace Robotics by Technology: Market Size & Forecast 2024-2032

  • Conventional Technology
  • Collaborative Technology

Aerospace Robotics by Solution: Market Size & Forecast 2024-2032

Hardware

  • Controller
  • Arm Processor
  • Sensors
  • Drive
  • Others

Software

  • Application Based Software
  • System Based Software
  • Cloud-Based Software
  • Planning, Service, Safety, Project Engineering  Software

Services

By Payload: Market Size & Forecast 2024-2032

  • Small - Medium Payloads Robots (2kg to 100 kg)
  • Large Payloads Robots (100kg to 200kg)
  • Extra Large Payloads Robots (200 Kg to 1,500kg)

Aerospace Robotics by Geography: Market Size & Forecast 2024-2032

  • North America (USA, Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Russia, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Rest of South America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

Major Players:

  • ABB Group (Switzerland)
  • Electroimpact Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Fanuc Corporation (Japan)
  • Gudel AG (Switzerland)
  • Kawasaki Robotics (The U.S.)
  • KUKA AG (Germany)
  • Oliver Crispin Robotics Ltd. (The U.K)
  • TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited India (India)
  • Universal Robotics A/S (Denmark)
  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan)

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