UKIVA to collate UK vision statistics

24 September 2013

The UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) has announced its intention to produce statistics on the sale of vision components and systems in the UK.

A quarterly survey will be carried out with UKIVA members to collect and collate data on the number of units sold in the following categories: smart cameras/sensors, code readers, compact vision systems, PC-based vision systems, machine vision cameras, 3D systems and systems deployed to end users.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Williamson, UKIVA chairman, said: “Although a number of surveys are conducted periodically about the state of the machine vision market in different regions, there is no reliable data that relates to the UK vision market alone. In order to address this situation, and to offer UKIVA members yet another benefit of membership, UKIVA is planning to address this omission.

“The sales data from each participating member of UKIVA will be collated by a member of the PPMA team in strict confidence, so no individual member will have access to another company’s sales figures”, he continued. “Once collated into total figures this data will be made available to the participating companies only, but we will be able to publish trends in sales to the community at large.”

This is an activity that the PPMA has carried out for some time for the robot community within BARA (British Automation and Robot Association). It has proved an invaluable quarterly and annual benchmark for each of the participating member companies in how the industry is performing against their own sales.

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