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Key Insights from IDC's 2018 ASEAN Robotics Survey: Adoption and Future Trends in Manufacturing

By: Jing Bing ZhangResearch Director, IDC Worldwide Robotics, Vijay Sarathi GollapalliResearch Manager

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This IDC Survey provides data-based insights that will help both users and vendors better understand what challenges the manufacturing organizations are facing, how these organizations are investing to sustain business growth, and how robotic applications can contribute to the achievement of business goals. The report is based on an analysis of ASEAN-specific data from IDC's 2018 Worldwide Robotics Survey, which covers China, Japan, Korea, the United States, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

"Robotics is ranked as the top priority for technology investment by the ASEAN manufacturing organizations surveyed, both for now and the next two to three years," said Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, research director, Robotics at IDC Manufacturing Insights. "Although the brewing trade wars may impact the region negatively in the short-to-medium term, ASEAN organizations clearly recognize the need to continue investing in productivity and operations efficiency to win the escalating competition. We are seeing an increasing adoption of robot not only in leading markets, such as Thailand, but also in emerging economies, such as Indonesia and the Philippines. The survey also revealed a number of important faster-growing application areas over the next two years, commonly used robot types, and ranking of robot vendors by the end users," adds Zhang.

This latest robotics report from IDC's 2018 Worldwide Robotics Survey (ASEAN-specific) revealed greater insights into:

  • Business priorities and challenges
  • Key drivers and market trends
  • Current and fast-growing use cases
  • Vendor ranking by end-user manufacturing organizations
  • Most popular robot types used in manufacturing
  • Key vendor attributes impacting robot procurement decisions
  • Values and services expected from vendors
  • Major benefits achieved from the deployment of robots
  • Challenges encountered
  • Demographics of organizations surveyed


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