Overview of ten Industrial Robot Company in China
Jun 13, 2023
This article introduces the basic information, business scope, and overseas business situation of ten well-known Chinese industrial robot companies. The following is a specific introduction.
Geek+(Chinese：极智嘉) was founded in 2015 and has since become a global leader in robotic solutions for logistics. The company specializes in developing Autonomous Mobile-Robot (AMR) solutions that automate various laborious tasks such as picking, moving, and sorting, to achieve flexible, reliable, and highly efficient automation for warehouses and supply chain management.
With sales, operations, and service capabilities in over 40 countries and regions worldwide, Geek+ applies advanced robotics and technology to create efficient, flexible, and reliable solutions that help industries worldwide. Currently, over 700 global industry leaders in retail, apparel, pharmaceuticals, 3PL, automotive, lithium batteries, photovoltaics, electronics, and many other industries trust Geek+ for their automation solutions.
Geek+ has helped big brands such as Nike, Wal-Mart, Toyota, and Siemens optimize their logistic solutions by providing them with powerful and reliable products paired with high-quality after-sales services. As a result, the company has led the global AMR market share for three consecutive years, being declared the world's no.1 AMR leader.
Percipio.xyz Technology(Chinese：图漾科技) was founded in 2015 as a depth camera technology company with its own core technology, providing a broad range of 3D camera products for various applications, such as industrial, automotive, inspection, logistics, medical, security, and commercial. The company is a provider of core technology modules for computational vision, offering customers 3D image capture devices that are comparable to Microsoft Kinect and Intel RealSense. Percipio's technological innovation comes from its self-developed active binocular technology, which achieves depth-of-field calculation by overlaying "structured light + binocular camera" technology method.
On the industrial side, Percipio's products mainly serve key customers in the fields of automatic forklifts and industrial AGV robots to meet the demand for industrial robots instead of manual labor. In logistics, Percipio has entered into a partnership with Jingdong Logistics to develop and verify 3D measurement and identification of express logistics parcels and other projects. In the field of medical health, Percipio's equipment has entered the equipment front-loading of a leading domestic enterprise of high-performance medical imaging and radiotherapy products to provide camera components for the manufacture of MRI and CT equipment.
According to relevant data, Percipio's annual shipment of 3D cameras has exceeded 10,000 units, with overseas revenue accounting for 20% of its overall revenue.
Bito(Chinese：宾通机器人) was founded in 2017 in Pittsburgh as a high-tech company with intelligent algorithms at its core, providing flexible manufacturing and intelligent logistics system solutions. The company has inherited the advanced technology and innovative genes of the world-leading Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, with core founding members coming from Carnegie Mellon. Bito masters key technologies such as artificial intelligence algorithms, visual recognition, robotic software architecture, and electronic hardware control.
Bito has accumulated rich experience in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, and holds a number of core technologies and intellectual property rights of intelligent mobile robots, including several invention patents and dozens of software copyrights. These technologies cover various fields from artificial intelligence algorithms, robot software architecture, electronic hardware control systems, visual recognition perception software and hardware, etc. and have been used in carton packaging, logistics, semiconductor, petrochemical and power industries. Bito is committed to practicing the value of superior user experience to help more customers achieve automation and intelligent upgrades, and to help the manufacturing industry transform into an intelligent one.
Currently, Bito has set up a branch in Taiwan and started actively preparing for overseas business.
Dobot(Chinese：越疆机器人) is a global advanced intelligent collaborative robot solution provider and a pioneer of desktop robotic arms. It focuses on independent research and development of core technologies such as artificial intelligence, drive control, and intelligent perception. The company has core members from top universities and research institutions such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shanda University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dobot's intelligent collaborative robots and one-stop total solutions have been widely used in manufacturing, medical, service, retail, and other industries to help customers achieve automation and intelligent transformation, meet flexible production needs, and maximize production output with minimal manpower input. Additionally, Dobot has put its rich industrial experience into practice with "industry-education integration" to promote the deep integration of talent training and industrial development.
Dobot's services have reached over 140 countries and regions around the world, and its customer base includes well-known manufacturers such as BYD, Volkswagen, Toyota, CATL, and others. The company has a cumulative sales volume of 55,000 units, and has been the NO.1 in the export volume of domestic industrial robots for three consecutive years.
As of 2018, Dobot has 260 intellectual property rights related to the field of robotics, including 149 patents and 39 software copyrights. Its trademark layout covers the top 40 economies in the world, and its product markets cover more than one hundred countries and regions.
5、 Mech Mind
Mech-Mind Robotics(Chinese：梅卡曼德) is a company founded in 2016 that focuses on giving intelligence to industrial robots. Its solutions help robot manufacturers and integrators to improve their artificial intelligence capabilities and complete tasks such as object grasping, depalletizing, palletizing, and positioning assembly. The company has a team of nearly 100 people, with engineers from top universities such as Tsinghua, Beihang, and Carnegie Mellon, who specialize in 3D perception, vision and robot algorithms, robot software, and industry application solutions.
Mech-Mind's AI+3D+industrial robot solutions have been implemented in various fields such as automotive, logistics, and heavy industry, with operations in more than 10 countries, including the US, Germany, and Singapore. The company has received multiple rounds of support from well-known investment institutions, with a cumulative financing amount of over 1.5 billion yuan. Mech-Mind has been selected as a national "small giant" enterprise, national high-tech enterprise, Zhongguancun Golden Seed Enterprise, and Beijing Enterprise Science and Technology Research and Development Institute.
In 2020 and 2021, Mech-Mind maintained the highest market share in China in 3D vision-guided industrial robots for two consecutive years. The company has teams in numerous cities in China and in Munich, Germany, Tokyo, Japan, and Chicago, USA.
Estun Automation(Chinese：埃斯顿自动化), established in 1993, has been successful in cultivating three core businesses over the past 30 years. These include industrial automation series products, industrial robot series products, and industrial digitalization series products. The company has focused on laying out the complete ecological chain of automation, investing approximately 10% of annual revenue in research and development, and leveraging the global resource platform built by international development to support its efforts.
As the earliest self-research and design AC servo system company in China, Estun Automation's industrial automation series products range from a full series AC servo system, inverter, PLC, HMI, and visual products to motion control system and motion control with robot intelligent unit products, which take Trio control system as core. The company provides automation solutions for customers from single-axis, single-machine, single-unit. In 2021, the company aims to fully enter the field of industrial intelligence and digital manufacturing, relying on its ability to control the advantages of data entry of automation equipment. Through Estun's unified cloud platform and unified OPCUA communication protocol, the company plans to provide customers with an automation equipment remote access platform, as well as various digital value-added services, including equipment data collection and edge computing, operation status monitoring, process quality monitoring, production efficiency improvement, material consumption control, and other digital management services.
Becoming an international Chinese enterprise is the core development strategy of Estun Automation. In addition to domestic subsidiaries in Hubei, Guangdong, Shanghai, and other regions, the company also has wholly-owned or holding overseas companies, including British Trio, German Cloos, German M.A.i. Company, the Italian R&D Center, and equity participation of Barrett and other companies in the United States. Estun Automation takes up the leading international competitive position in motion control solutions, welding robots, and rehabilitation robots, laying a solid foundation for the company to fully implement its international development strategy.
EFORT(Chinese：埃夫特), founded in 2007, is a leading player in the Chinese industrial robotics industry. The company is also a vice-chairman of China Robotics Industry Alliance, a top 10 Chinese robotics enterprise, a top 100 Chinese intelligent manufacturing enterprise, and a part of the first echelon of the country's industrial robotics industry. EFORT provides industrial robots and intelligent manufacturing solutions to its customers and partners.
The company has a strong industry background, particularly in the field of automation equipment. It provides turnkey solutions in areas such as automotive welding process equipment, automated conveyor equipment, painting process equipment, robot integration applications, and others. With a mission to promote "smart" manufacturing of intelligent equipment and liberating human productivity, EFORT is committed to becoming an international world-class intelligent equipment provider.
EFORT's growth strategy includes mergers and acquisitions as well as independent research and development. The company has acquired several Italian companies, including CMA, an Italian spraying robot company, EVOLUT, an Italian system integrator in metal processing and surface treatment, and W.F.C Group, an Italian automotive equipment and robot system integrator. EFORT has also invested in ROBOX, an Italian robot core component manufacturer in the motion control field. Through these acquisitions and partnerships, EFORT has established a synergistic development pattern from core robot components to complete robot machines to high-end robot system integration.
9、 XYZ. Robotics
XYZ Robotics(Chinese：星猿哲科技) is a relatively new company that specializes in innovative machine vision and robotic intelligence software platform to enhance logistics and manufacturing productivity. They have received more than $100 million in financing, with post-investment valuation reaching quasi-unicorn level. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, and their typical applications include robotic depalletizing, mixed-case palletizing, piece picking, bin picking, and vision-guided assembly.
With advanced technologies of 3D vision, robot motion planning, and fixture design, XYZ Robotics provides intelligent, flexible, and agile industrial robot vision solutions for various industries, including automotive, foundry, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, daily chemical, consumer goods, and more. They have completed hundreds of projects worldwide, filling the labor gap in the aging context of the future.
Founded in 2016, ForwardX（Chinese：灵动科技） is a robotics solutions provider specializing in autonomous mobile robots (AMR). The company boasts a team of over 250 top computer vision scientists and robotics experts, and is considered a leader in the fourth generation of mobile robots. ForwardX's AMR technology helps companies reduce costs and increase efficiency with its strong advantages of flexibility, vision, cross-scene capabilities, and full process automation. The company has successfully served numerous Fortune 500 companies, enabling them to realize value and increase productivity.
ForwardX entered the inflection point of commercialization in 2020, with overall order volume exceeding 100 million. The company has a team of over 300 people, with core executives having an average of 15 years or more of experience as senior managers in Fortune 500 companies. In terms of R&D, ForwardX currently has an R&D team of over 150 people, over 300 million RMB cumulative R&D investment, and 200 patent applications, and plans to continue investing in R&D in the future. The company has about 30 global top 500 and domestic top 100 customers, most of whom are expected to continue to repurchase.
ForwardX Robotics has established branches in the United States and Japan, as well as overseas markets in Australia and Europe. The company has filed more than 350 global intellectual property applications and has become a worldwide model for "order-to-man" flexible picking solutions. With its state-of-the-art technology and experienced team, ForwardX is poised for continued success and growth in the robotics industry
Founded in 2012, Phoenix Robot is primarily engaged in industrial robot development and manufacturing, control system development, and vision system development. The company provides automation equipment for renowned companies such as Apple and Foxconn, and has grown into a leading full-category robot and intelligent manufacturing system provider for light industry. Phoenix Robot offers a full product range of lightweight industrial robots and core components, including parallel robots, Scara robots, small six-axis robots, coordinate robots, AGV robots, wafer handling robots, controllers, vision systems, and more. With its strong technology accumulation and outstanding R&D capabilities, Phoenix Robot provides one-stop intelligent manufacturing solutions for customers in the light industry, with a focus on customer needs.
Phoenix Robot has several advantages that have contributed to its success. Firstly, its benchmark customers have exceeded the industry growth rate and continue to have a high demand for smart manufacturing, leading to repeat orders for Phoenix Robotics. Additionally, other customers in the industry look to benchmark customers as role models, making it easier and faster for Phoenix Robotics to increase sales of its products and solutions. Phoenix Robotics' products have been distributed to over 100 cities in China and successfully exported to over 10 countries and regions, including Europe, America, and Southeast Asia, which has resulted in significant economic and social benefits.