Archive: Feb 2013

Onshoring trend highlighted by benefits of automation

Apple’s recent announcement that they would be investing $100 million into US manufacturing highlighted a recent trend in onshoring manufacturing. There are many benefits to this trend as well as many reason why companies are starting to bring manufacturing back to the US. According to Grant, the onshoring movement of returning outsourced manufacturing back to…

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Strong growth in industrial automation seen in 2012

Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused around automation communications, announced that the industrial automation market had strong growth during 2012. Kepware realized an increase of 20 percent year over year growth in the Oil and Gas industry in 2012. This growth is attributed to marketing and business development efforts surrounding new, industry-specific communications solutions…

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Atlanta developing as the center of Manufacturing and Automation in US

With the placement of major automation companies like Siemens and B&R, and automotive companies like Porsche and GM into the Atlanta area, Atlanta is beginning to look like the manufacturing and automation capital of the US. McGowan says he sees Atlanta as being well suited to advanced manufacturing. “Advanced manufacturing requires a higher level of…

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Robotics demand up 38 percent from 2010

From 2010, there was an average of 38 percent increase in the demand for industrial robotics, with the largest demand increase coming from the automotive industry. Like a similar study we reported on from The Freedonia Group, the IRF’s report shows that the two largest users of industrial robots are the automotive manufacturing sector, followed…

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