The city, however, has been trying to change the stereotype as a producer of only low-end products. In recent years, it is pivoting to advanced manufacturing, with robotics as one of the future economic pillars.
The businessman attributed part of the robot industry's brisk development over the past few years to policy support and market promotion.
Midea and a handful of entrenched companies attracted a large number of suppliers to settle down in Foshan and over time, forged a complete industrial chain surrounding these heavyweights.
This facility will also house a robot assembly center, a precision machinery processing center, a smart robot test center, a raw material and finished goods warehouse, an administrative building, and an intelligent delivery and material handling system.
Data shows that in 2022, Shanghai's industrial robot density was 260 units per 10,000 employees. This means that the city needs to raise the ratio by 100 units per 10,000 individuals in three years.
The firm can meet customized client demands by swiftly removing the right modules from this pool and integrating them in the manner of playing with Lego bricks.
Prior to Expert Robotics, its founder and CEO Xu Zhendong is a specialist in AGV, AMR, flexible manufacturing system (FMS) and manufacturing execution system (MES) with over 10 years of experience R&D and productization.
Cobots have increasingly become a favorite of industrial businesses thanks to its safety, agility, ease of use as well as relatively low comprehensive costs and convenience of deployment.
These booming spaces will sustain the momentum of robotics leaders like the Switzerland-headquartered ABB, as China looks to double its industrial robot density by 2025.
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