20,000 Autonomous Mobile Robots Shipped in 2018

The results of our freshly released quarterly mobile robot market tracker show that AMR demand continued to surge in Q4, and that more than 20,000...

/ March 18, 2019
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Massive Investment in Autonomous Trucks Hides A Worrying Business Model Challenge

2019 has already witnessed a flood of investment (over $1.5bn) into autonomous trucking and delivery companies, with more to follow into similar start-ups and established...

/ March 14, 2019

New Trends in Lithium-Ion Battery Market Highlighted by Japan Battery Show

We recently attended the 10th International Rechargeable Battery Expo (Japan Battery Show) in Tokyo, which saw many companies from across the whole industry chain come...

/ March 11, 2019

LATAM Electric Bus Market Strong but May Fail to Reach Potential

Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems are the dominant form of public transportation in many of the major cities across Latin America. Latin American BRT systems...

/ March 8, 2019

How will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?

With the manufacturing sector facing a bleak outlook in 2019, we thought it prudent to share our projections for the growth and development of the...

/ March 6, 2019

Robust UK Manufacturing Economy Challenged by Brexit Uncertainty

Up until now, we’ve resisted writing on the topic of Brexit, largely because the media is flooded with commentary about it. However, with numerous customers...

/ March 1, 2019

Who are the Leading Vendors of Mobile Hydraulics?

Global sales of hydraulics used in mobile applications saw strong growth in 2017 and reached nearly $14.8bn. Early indicators for 2018 suggest that the upward...

/ February 18, 2019

Is the Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Market Ready for Electrification?

In May 2018 the European Commission set out a two-staged target for the reduction of CO2 emissions produced by heavy-duty vehicles including heavy-duty trucks, buses...

/ February 14, 2019

Industrial Controls on Growth Path Despite Manufacturing Slowdown

We predict that global PLC, DCS and remote I/O revenues will maintain positive growth in 2019 (growing by 0.6%), despite being negatively impacted by the...

/ February 12, 2019