The Mobile Robot Market in 2022 – Our Predictions

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around for decades, but recently demand for them and the newer, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) has exploded. This market was worth just $1bn in 2017 but is forecast to hit $7bn in 2022 driven by increasing manufacturing automation, the growing e-commerce sector, mass personalization...

/ May 18, 2018

Manufacturing Sector Creating Huge Demand for AGVs & AMRs

AGVs (automated guided vehicles) have been used in manufacturing environments for decades, yet currently demand for them and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) is exploding with revenues set to reach nearly $1.5bn this year. Automation is nothing new, however major OEMs and end-users are striving to automate an increasing number of...

/ May 15, 2018

Global Commercial Vehicle Sales to Grow 6% in 2018, Vocational Segment to Grow at 8%

New research from Interact Analysis forecasts strong growth for global commercial vehicle sales in 2018, driven by favourable economic growth, positive demand for a number of vocational segments and fleet investments in lower emission vehicles.

/ May 10, 2018
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New report shows 2018 to be a breakout year for hybrid and electric trucks, buses and off-highway vehicles

New research from Interact Analysis shows a ramp in hybrid and electric vehicle demand, product launches and strengthening macro factors that are aligning to make 2018 a clear ‘breakout’ year for the industry.

/ May 2, 2018

Teradyne Acquires Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) – Our analysis

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) announced yesterday it is to be acquired by Teradyne for €121m ($148m) net of cash acquired plus €101m ($124m) if certain performance targets are met extending through 2020. Background Teradyne is a supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. In 2017, Teradyne had revenue...

/ April 26, 2018
Commercial UAVs Report 2017

Join us for a Free Webinar – The Outlook for the Commercial UAV Industry – April 24

Join us as we discuss recent findings from one of our latest industry reports.   Date: Time: Duration:   Tuesday, April 24 4:00pm GMT   8:00am PST   5:00pm CET 45 Minutes (inc Q&A) There are many optimistic forecasts for the commercial drone industry, and indeed Interact Analysis predicts a positive outlook....

/ April 3, 2018
Manufacturing Industry Outlook - 2017

New Report shows Manufacturing Output Hit $35 Trillion in 2017

We are excited to share some findings from our first Manufacturing Industry Outlook report relating to manufacturing output, the sliding growth of machinery production, and the top performing sectors in industrial production.   It was enormously challenging to produce global data for manufacturing and at the same time, provide the...

/ March 27, 2018

Skycatch and DJI to Supply 1,000 Custom Drones to Komatsu

Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer, have extended an existing partnership to manufacture and deliver a fleet of up to 1,000 drones for Komatsu Smart Construction. Each drone is manufactured by DJI and combined with Skycatch’s RTK base station and is the first...

/ March 26, 2018

Mobile Robots in Logistics Centers Forecast to Surpass $3bn in 2022

Despite the market being worth just $300m in 2017, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) used in logistics applications are forecast to enjoy massive growth in the next five years and grow ten-fold to exceed $3bn in 2022, according to a new report from Interact Analysis. The...

/ March 21, 2018