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1.4 Million Automated Trucks to be Sold in 2040

1.4 Million Automated Trucks to be Sold in 2040
Key Points Largest markets forecast to be China, the US, Japan and Germany. India has potential to over-take Germany and ... Read More

China Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker

China Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker
This tracker offers an analysis of China's manufacturing sector's performance in more than 90 end user industries and machinery sectors, ... Read More

Free Report on Global Manufacturing Output

Global Manufacturing Output
Assessing and understanding global manufacturing and the relative performance in different countries and different applications and industries can be extremely ... Read More
Industrial Automation, Product

Dana Strengthens Off-highway Electrification Portfolio with OC Oerlikon Acquisition

Dana Strengthens Off-highway Electrification Portfolio with OC Oerlikon Acquisition
It was announced today that Dana will be acquiring the drives business of OC Oerlikon for 600m Swiss Francs ($603.3m) ... Read More

Automotive – A Key Segment for Industrial Robots

Automotive - A Key Segment for Industrial Robots
Automotive accounted for 11.3% of global manufacturing production in 2017, remaining as the largest end-industry for industrial robots and forecast ... Read More

Einride T-Log: autonomous truck can see the wood for the trees

Einride T-Log: autonomous truck can see the wood for the trees
On July 12th 2018, Einride, a Swedish developer of L4 autonomous trucks announced a new product: an electric, autonomous logging ... Read More

The Industrial Robot Market

The Industrial Robot Market
The industrial robot market underwent dramatic changes in 2017. To capture all the recent changes and to help you understand ... Read More

Q2 Update: Electric and Hybrid Truck, Bus and Off-highway Insight Service

Q2 Update: Electric and Hybrid Truck, Bus and Off-highway Insight Service
Download a free copy of the Q1 2018 report. Major developments in the second quarter of 2018 have seen the ... Read More

Who Are the Leading Suppliers of Mobile Robots?

Who Are the Leading Suppliers of Mobile Robots?
Our recent research report on the mobile robot industry identified close to 100 vendors globally. Analyzing 60 of the largest, ... Read More

The Manufacturing Industry in 2018

Manufacturing Industry in 2018 Infographic
The manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade. To provide a window into this changing landscape we have ... Read More

Will Chinese brands dominate commercial vehicle electrification?

Will Chinese brands dominate commercial vehicle electrification?
Recent news from both Daimler and Volvo revealed that they are to put considerable focus on commercial vehicle electrification. As ... Read More

“Made in China” Increasingly Means “Made by Robots”

“Made in China” Increasingly Means “Made by Robots”
By 2022, the industrial robot market will be worth over $15bn globally. China’s share of the global industrial robot market ... Read More

Industrial Robots – 2018

Industrial Robots - 2018
A highly-detailed report providing analysis of the market for industrial robots used in manufacturing. The industrial robot market is poised ... Read More

How Can You Accurately Forecast the Global Manufacturing Industry?

How Can You Accurately Forecast the Global Manufacturing Industry?
If you dig around the internet trying to evaluate this question you will likely struggle to find a meaningful answer ... Read More

Industrial Down Cycle Predicted for 2019

Industrial Down Cycle Predicted for 2019
Forecasts from our recently released Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker show that global manufacturing output value will dip in 2019, driven ... Read More

Interact Analysis Announces Partnership with ITR Economics

Interact Analysis Announces Partnership with ITR Economics
We are very excited to announce a new partnership between Interact Analysis and ITR Economics. ITR is the oldest privately-held, ... Read More

Electric Truck Market by Application

Electric Truck Market by Application
Electric trucks are beginning to gain traction in a number of applications. Emission standards and urban low emission zones are ... Read More

The Mobile Robot Market in 2022 – Our Predictions

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 ... Read More

Manufacturing Sector Creating Huge Demand for AGVs & AMRs

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 ... Read More

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

Global Commercial Vehicle Sales to Grow 6% in 2018, Vocational Segment to Grow at 8%
China is 31% of global commercial vehicle market sales Vocational segment to exceed overall global growth with strong demand from ... Read More

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

electric hybrid trucks buses off-highway
New research from Interact Analysis shows a ramp in hybrid and electric vehicle demand, product launches and strengthening macro factors ... Read More

Teradyne Acquires Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) – Our analysis

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 ... Read More

Electric and Hybrid Trucks, Buses and Off-highway Vehicles – 2018

electric hybrid trucks buses off-highway
A quarterly insight service for the electric and hybrid truck, bus and off-highway vehicle markets. The service will provide regular ... Read More

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

Commercial UAVs Report 2017
Join us as we discuss recent findings from one of our latest industry reports. Date: Time: Duration: Tuesday, April 24 ... Read More
Commercial Drones

New Report shows Manufacturing Output Hit $35 Trillion in 2017

Manufacturing Industry Outlook - 2017
We are excited to share some findings from our first Manufacturing Industry  Output Tracker  relating to manufacturing output, the sliding ... Read More

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

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 ... Read More

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

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 ... Read More

Mobile Robots – 2018

Autonomous mobile robots in factory
An analysis of  the opportunity for AGVs and AMRs in manufacturing and logistics material handling applications. The mobile robot market ... Read More

Cities and internet reshaping the global truck market

Cities and internet driving commercial vehicle market
With the recent ruling from German legislators that Stuttgart and Dusseldorf could ban older, diesel vehicles and the news that ... Read More

Medium Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sales Forecast – 2018

Commercial Vehicle Forecast
An analysis of the global medium and heavy commercial vehicle market. Commercial vehicles - those used for transporting goods or ... Read More

Americas Commercial Vehicle Sales To Grow 10% in 2018

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New research from Interact Analysis reveals increasing competitive threats and faster pace of change in the future Key Points 10% ... Read More

Cummins’ strong march on commercial vehicle electrification

Cummins’ strong march on commercial vehicle electrification
Cummins (NYSE: CMI), a leading provider of engines and generator sets, is making a strong and sustained push into electrification ... Read More

Commercial Van and Truck Electrification: market snapshot

Commercial Van and Truck Electrification: market snapshot
Whilst passenger cars steal most of the limelight, electrification of commercial vehicles is equally, if not more interesting right now ... Read More

Investment in Warehousing Automation Continues with Fetch Robotics

Investment in Warehousing Automation Continues with Fetch Robotics
This week, mobile robot supplier Fetch Robotics announced it had closed its Series B funding round of $25 million, led ... Read More

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 2

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 2
Part 2 – Is this growth sustainable and what is the fundamental advantage of China’s manufacturing industry? In this, the ... Read More

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 1

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 1
Part 1 – What has been driving the recent growth in China’s manufacturing sector? In this first of two analyst ... Read More

Tesla (finally) Announces its Semi Truck – Our Analysis

Tesla (finally) Announces its Semi Truck – Our Analysis
Tesla’s delayed announcement regarding its electric semi truck will be made on the 16th of November. Ahead of that we ... Read More

Siemens’ Autonomous Vehicle Strategy

Siemens Autonomous Car
Following Siemens’ recent announcement to acquire Tass International we examine what it means for the industrial giant’s strategy. Broad range ... Read More

NACV Show: Truck Industry says, “we’re ready for autonomy”

NACV Show
At the recent North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show numerous executives from major truck OEMs and suppliers made it clear ... Read More

Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker

Manufacturing Industry Outlook - 2017
This tracker offers the most complete and unified analysis of the manufacturing industry globally. It quantifies the total value of ... Read More

A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Has EU Manufacturing & Machinery Recovered?

A Decade After the Financial Crisis, How Has Manufacturing & Machinery Production Faired in the EU?
Total EU manufacturing production peaked in 2008, at a little over €4.9 trillion, before the effects of the financial crisis ... Read More

Complimentary Report: Commercial UAV Industry Insights

commercial uav report
Interact Analysis is pleased to present a 23-page complimentary report containing key findings from our recent Commercial UAV market report ... Read More

Where are all the security drones?

Where are all the security drones?
In the early 2000s the security industry had a renaissance. The ‘war on terror’, a massive technology switch from analogue ... Read More

What’s behind the robust growth in industrial robots?

What's behind the robust growth in industrial robots?
Recent industry figures for industrial robots have once again put the market in the spotlight. According to the Robotic Industries ... Read More

Commercial Drones in 2022 – Our Predictions

The Commercial UAV Market in 2022 – Our Predictions
The fledgling commercial UAV industry may be small today, but it is forecast for tremendous growth and transformation over the ... Read More

Intel announces “Insight” data platform for enterprise UAV customers – partners with Delair

Intel announces “Insight” data platform for enterprise UAV customers – partners with Delair
Key points On September 6th at Interdrone 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed a new data analytics platform called Intel ... Read More

Technology and infrastructure developments fuelling commercial UAV market growth

Commercial UAV technology
A series of important technology and infrastructure milestones are in reach which could enable the rapid growth and adoption of ... Read More

Commercial UAV Report 2017

Commercial UAVs Report 2017
Commercial drones (UAVs) is a small industry currently, but tipped for massive growth, due to falling hardware prices, countless use ... Read More

Will commercial drones consumerize and commoditize?

intelligent automation will commercial UAVs consumerize
The use of UAVs (drones) in commercial applications really began with the media sector and the implementation of ‘prosumer’ (professional-consumer) ... Read More

Yamaha: will alliances bear fruit or is the Ag drone pioneer at risk of a drought?

yamaha ag drone spraying
Yamaha is well established in the agricultural market with over 2500 unmanned helicopters performing agricultural spraying in Japan and other ... Read More

Softbank to Acquire Robotics Division from Alphabet: our take

softbank to acquire robotics division
The details Late last week it was announced, without much ceremony, that Softbank Group would be acquiring Boston Dynamics and ... Read More

Mass market adoption of automotive sensors to drive lower-cost UAV ‘sense and avoid’

intelligent automation drone operator sense avoid
The rapid increase in use of sensors in automotive for safety applications and autonomous driving is providing the catalyst for ... Read More

Softbank’s Investment in OSIsoft

intelligent automation industrial automation robot with shaking hands
In short: great synergies, but execution will be key Last week it was announced that Softbank Group had made an ... Read More

Google arrives just in IoT(ime)

intelligent automation hands holding iot chip
Last month we wrote about Alphabet’s (and its subsidiaries) lack of presence in the industrial IoT space, this despite being ... Read More

Drone operators should demand better quality products

intelligent automation broken drone uav
Commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators are all too familiar with the challenges of UAV flight – poor weather, demanding ... Read More

Drone manufacturers turn to commercial market to revive fortunes

Commercial UAVs Report 2017
The consensus at last week’s AUVSI Xponential show in Dallas was that the footfall and size of the show was ... Read More

Clouds everywhere at Hannover, but IT’s ok

cloud IOT hannover
Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Digitalization, or whatever phrase you might hear is a big trend. Unsurprisingly, this was a ... Read More

Is Alphabet late to the industrial IoT party?

Internet of things machinery
If you were at Hannover Messe 2017, you won’t have missed the very visible presence of IT companies – Microsoft, ... Read More

ABB to acquire B&R Automation – Our view

merger and acquisition puzzle pieces
ABB to acquire B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) for an undisclosed sum to close ABB’s historic gap in machine ... Read More

Intelligent Automation – a Boon for Industrial Automation Vendors?

intelligent automation waveforms pointing finger
Intelligent Automation is an emerging trend of extraordinary scope and implication. Consequently, we are seeing the term being applied to ... Read More

Autonomous mobile robots deliver with a strong presence at Automate

Autonomous mobile robots deliver with a strong presence at Automate
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are set to be the fastest growing type of industrial service robot. Manufacturing companies and end-users ... Read More

UAVs offer solar industry benefits, but at a cost

drone flying over solar panels
The use of UAVs (or drones) in the solar industry has been limited to date, though has the potential for ... Read More

Drone artificial intelligence is key enabler as investment dollars flow

intelligent automation commercial drone
Commercial drones – those used for precision agriculture, mining, site inspection and other applications – are big business. They are ... Read More