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Global Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Market for E-commerce Industry 2017-2021

Global Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Market for E-commerce Industry 2017-2021

About Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)

Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RSs) are automated machines that store and retrieve goods from racks automatically. These systems consist of stacker cranes, tall racks, inventory in/out systems, and automated storage and retrieval equipment along with computer management systems. These systems are used for automated placement and retrieval of goods from their specific locations in a warehouse. AS/RS have different product types that are used according to the requirements of the organization and needs of a warehouse. Unit load, mini load, vertical lift module, and carousel are different types of AS/RS. These systems can be used in industries such as food and beverages, electronics, and retail.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) market for e-commerce industry to grow at a CAGR of 8.84% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automated storage and retrieval systems (as/rs) market for e-commerce industry for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the sales of different types of AS/RS. The types of AS/RS systems mentioned in this report are unit load, mini load, vertical lift module, carousel, and others. The “others” type include micro load, deep lane, man on board, and automated item retrieval system.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Market for E-commerce Industry Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Daifuku
  • SSI SCHAEFER
  • Dematic
  • Vanderlande
Other prominent vendors
  • BEUMER Group
  • Dearborn Mid-West Company
  • Fives
  • FlexLink
  • Intelligrated
  • Kardex Group
  • KNAPP
  • Legris Industries Group
  • Mecalux
  • Murata Machinery
  • Swisslog
  • TGW Logistics Group
Market driver
  • Increased labor cost driving AS/RS market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High initial investments
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in number of companies using online mode to sell
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Market for E-commerce Industry Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automated storage and retrieval systems (as/rs) market for e-commerce industry: Daifuku, SSI SCHAEFER, Dematic, and Vanderlande.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: BEUMER Group, Dearborn Mid-West Company, Fives, Flexlink, Intelligrated, Kardex Group, KNAPP, Legris Industries Group, Mecalux, Murata Machinery, Swisslog, and TGW Logistics Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is rise in number of companies using online mode to sell. With the rise in the penetration of smartphones and the availability of better connectivity, users of these devices are likely to increasingly shop online. As the number of digital buyers is expected to cross 1.5 billion by 2021 in APAC alone, the new and existing companies are coming up in the e-commerce space. It was estimated that there were nearly about 1 million online stores globally in 2016. These stores have been generating a revenue of $1,000 each or more. It was observed that in the UK there was a rise in the number of small businesses, which exclusively sell online, by 25% to 35% in 2016 over 2015. The rising number of companies coming up online may provide a good opportunity for AS/RS vendors.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is increased labor cost driving as/rs market. In warehousing, the labor cost is the biggest operating expense for any company. It is estimated that in 2016 for a company, labor cost can amount to 55%–65% of the total warehousing budget. Following were the labor costs in some of the European countries in 2016.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High initial investments. In a volatile economic scenario and intense competition among e-commerce firms, it becomes difficult for vendors to bear the cost of AS/RS if the demand decreases with time. Developed economies of Europe and Japan are not showing any positive signs in economic progress. Some of the developing countries such as Brazil are also volatile, with an inflation rate around 10% in 2016.

Companies Mentioned

Daifuku, SSI SCHAEFER, Dematic, Vanderlande, BEUMER Group, Dearborn Mid-West Company, Fives, Flexlink, Intelligrated, Kardex Group, KNAPP, Legris Industries Group, Mecalux, Murata Machinery, Swisslog, and TGW Logistics Group.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Share of global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry in global AS/RS market in 2016 (% revenue)
      • Table AS/RS cycle of storing and retrieving goods
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry: Segmentation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global e-commerce sales 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market Segmentation by type
    • Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by type
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by type 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by type: Growth rate 2017-2021
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by type: Revenue 2016-2021 ($millions)
    • Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by unit load
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by unit load 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table US online sales of apparel and accessories 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Age-wise market share of online shoppers in US for apparel and accessories in 2016
    • Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by mini load
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by mini load 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table US consumer electronics sold through e-commerce, revenue 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by vertical lift module
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by vertical lift module 2016-2021 ($millions)
    • Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by carousel type
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by carousel 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by others
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce by others type 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by geography
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by geography 2016-2021 (%revenue)
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by geography 2017
      • Table Global AS/RS market for e-commerce industry by geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • AS/RS market for e-commerce in EMEA
      • Table AS/RS market for e-commerce industry in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • AS/RS market for e-commerce industry in Americas
      • Table AS/RS market for e-commerce industry in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Online retail sales in US 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • AS/RS market for e-commerce industry in APAC
      • Table AS/RS market for e-commerce industry in APAC 2016 - 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market share of top five countries by online retail sales in APAC 2021 (% revenue)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Hourly labor cost for some European countries in 2016
      • Table Global online buyers 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Digital buyers in APAC 2016-2017 (in millions)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Areas in AS/RS that require continuous support and maintenance
      • Table Materials required to manufacture AS/RS
  • Market trends
    • Rise in number of companies using online mode to sell
    • Emergence of omnichannel
    • Growing SKU proliferation
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Daifuku
      • Table Geographic segmentation of sales for Daifuku for year ending March 2016 (%)
    • SSI SCHAEFER
    • Dematic
    • Vanderlande
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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