Robotics in Consumer - Thematic Research

Robotics in Consumer - Thematic Research


Robotics present consumer goods brands with significant opportunities that, if implemented, could resolve many of the key challenges facing the consumer industry.

This thematic research report takes an in-depth look at robotics in the FMCG space, and presents related technology, macro-economic, regulatory, and consumer products trends. An industry analysis is also included, highlighting the market size and mergers and acquisitions for this respective theme. The report assesses the impact of robotics on consumer brands outlining specific case studies, assessing how individual companies from various consumer goods industries are focused on robotics, and presenting key recommendations for FMCG firms looking to implement robotics.


  • The global robotics market reached $131bn in 2020.
  • The push towards greater adoption of robotic technology has been driven by the very largest consumer sector companies.
  • Industrial robotics use within the consumer sector will continue to grow in the coming years.
Reasons to Buy
  • Understand the impact of robotics on various FMCG industries using key trends and examples to help companies understand how they can adapt and understand this theme.
  • Discover key recommendations on how to utilize and invest in robotics to maximize operational efficiency.
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  • Executive summary
  • Robotics value chain
    • Table Figure 1: There are three core segments in the robotics value chain
    • Robot manufacturers
      • Industrial (caged) robots
      • Co-bots
      • Logistics robots
      • Medical robots
      • Autonomous vehicles
      • Military drones
      • Commercial drones
    • Software components - the brains
      • Robotic intelligence
      • Cloud robotics
    • Hardware components
      • Precision mechanical parts
      • Semiconductors
  • Consumer challenges
    • Table Figure 2: The top keyword searches among robotics influencers
    • Table Key challenges facing the consumer sector.
  • The impact of robotics on consumer
    • How robotics helps resolve the challenge of COVID-19.
    • How robotics helps resolve the challenge of digitalization?
    • How robotics helps resolve the challenge of growth?
    • How robotics helps resolve the challenge of innovation
    • How robotics helps resolve the challenge of channel management
  • Case studies
    • Nestlé launches robotic distribution center
      • Table Figure 3: An example of the type of robotic equipment used by Nestlé
    • Spread's use of robotics surges vegetable growth
      • Table Figure 4: Increased productivity by using TechnoFarm
    • PepsiCo trial robot snack deliveries
      • Table Figure 5: PepsiCo's autonomous snack delivery robot
  • Market size and growth forecasts
    • Table Figure 6: Global robotics revenue will reach $278bn by 2025, up from $131bn in 2020
  • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Table Mergers and acquisitions
  • Robotics timeline
    • Table Figure 7: The robot6ics story
  • Companies
    • Leading robotics adopters in consumer
      • Table Leading robotics adopters in consumer
    • Leading robotics vendors
      • Table Leading robotics vendors
    • Specialist robotics vendors in consumer
      • Table Specialist robotics vendors in consumer
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Further reading
    • GlobalData reports
      • Table GlobalData reports
  • Our thematic research methodology
    • Table Figure 8: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
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