As is well known, the shortage of skilled workers does not stop at the automotive industry. This is where the automation of production facilities can help: Personnel is saved in the right place, increasingly expensive work space is conserved and energy costs can be reduced. Additional costs for automation usually pay for themselves quickly. In addition, automation leads to efficiency gains, and existing workers can turn to more rewarding tasks. The energy savings allow companies to develop a sustainable, long-term business model. Robotic production can reduce labor requirements by up to 2/3.
Source: Factory automation tackles labour shortage and energy bills | Automotive World