Automation is an unstoppable process in all countries throughout the world. As is explained by various business surveys, the use of robots is being established as the lever of transformation for businesses. According to the study ‘The robots are ready. Are you?’ by Deloitte, 53 percent of businesses consulted affirm that they are already heavily involved in the process of implementing Robotics Process Automation (RPA). Therefore, taking into account the fact that 19 percent affirm that they will do so over the next two years, it is more than likely that, in 2022, RPA will have virtually attained universal adoption.
Spain finds itself in a situation of growing automation, as indicated by both sales and robot implementation figures. In fact, far from countries like the United States, Japan or China, and also Germany, that has a significant head-start over us in this sense. There, the term Industry 4.0 was coined and they were able to make strides throughout all of this revolution, with a powerful automotive industry. However, this year, Spain is the seventh ranked world power in robotics, as indicated by the Spanish Association of Robotics and Automation of Production Technologies (AER-ATP), due to the 35,000 industrial robots that are working “at full capacity” in all types of sectors. This assumes two robots for every thousand employees. In Germany, they are already at four. It’s an unstoppable process.
Its massive invasion has only just begun. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) considers that, if, in 2016, 3,919 new industrial robots became operational, in 2020, within just two years, 6,500 units will become operational, which ranks Spain among the European countries that are most open to the use of electronic devices powered by algorithms.
Evidently, the introduction of robotics will enable the global economy to grow by 14 percent in 2030. But, in addition, the most notable variables for the economy are competitiveness, that is to say, reduced prices being passed on to consumers, the decrease in execution times; and the assurance of quality standards, among other things. In general, an enhancement in the customer experience.