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These are the largest robotics companies in the U.S.

Posted by IndustryNet on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

view of shopfloor at Jet Propulsion Lab Robotics is a growing industry, which should come as no surprise as robots are increasingly used on production lines and for other tasks.

As such, robotics plays a key role in manufacturing. There are constant innovations, particularly in industrial robotics and robots for manufacturing purposes.

Some of those innovations include steps toward modular plug-and-play robots, creating the consistency and finishes for industrial polishing, and the use of slower, lightweight robots that work right next to humans.

Related: State of the U.S. robotics industry in 2019

According to data collected by IndustryNet, there are 188 robotics companies in the United States, with a total of 16,142 employees. Just a year ago, there were 14,186 jobs in robotics, an increase of 13.79%. The average sales in robotics also increased in the last year, although not as drastically. It went up from $6.556 million to $6.582 million, an increase of 0.40%.

Of the companies in the robotics industry, 43% are in the Midwest, with 21% in the South, 20.74% in the Northeast, and 15.43% in the West. It is also interesting to note that while 12% of robotics companies report increases in employment, 5% report decreases. Four percent (4%) report sales growth, with 1% reporting sales decline.

Top Companies by Employees

The following list shows the top companies within the robotics sector based on the number of employees. Each is listed with the number of employees that work on site.

1. Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California: 6,000 employees
This company produces robotics as well as planetary exploration systems.

2. JAM Works LLC in Mayfield, Pennsylvania: 1,415 employees
This company produces automation systems, including robotics systems as well as custom machinery, general engineering and systems integration.

3. FANUC America Corp. in Rochester Hills, Michigan: 600 employees
This company works on industrial as well as painting robots.

4. iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Massachusetts: 500 employees
This company manufactures robotic vacuum cleaners designed for use in homes.

5. KUKA Systems North America LLC in Sterling Heights, Michigan: 500 employeesRed Baxter robot performs manufacturing task as man watches in the distance
This company focuses on automated manufacturing systems, including robotic equipment and systems.

6. Kalida Mfg. Inc. in Kalida, Ohio: 500 employees
This is a welding job shop that uses robots to complete the manufacturing.

7. Tennessee Rand Inc. in Chattanooga, Tennessee: 360 employees
This company works on systems integration as well as design, assembly, controls, machining, programming, arc, and spot and laser welding, all of robotic manufacturing cells.

8. FMC Technologies Inc. in Davis, California: 350 employees
This company produces robotic subsea control systems as well as related equipment, such as remotely operated vehicles designed for deep sea exploration.

9. InTouch Health in Goleta, California: 350 employees
This company produces remote presence robots that assist with remote doctor consultations with patients.

10. Genesis Systems Group LLC in Davenport, Iowa: 240 employees
This company creates robotic automation to improve human productivity, enhance living standards and support economic expansion.

11. ATI Industrial Automation in Apex, North Carolina: 200 employees
This company creates robotic accessories as well as robot arm tooling.


The robotics sector is experiencing growth, but there are some clear leaders in the industry. The companies with the most employees are making waves and those around the world are interested to see what the future of robotics will look like. For a complete listing of the nation's hundreds of robotics industry, start your free search on IndustryNet. 


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