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Global Robotics Market in Paper, Printing, and Publishing Industry 2017-2021

Global Robotics Market in Paper, Printing, and Publishing Industry 2017-2021

About Robotics in Paper, Printing, and Publishing Industry

The global robotics market in the paper, printing, and publishing industry includes robot applications in material handling and logistics, and industry-specific applications such as debailing, labeling, and wraprolling. Robots are used in the production of paper and paper products such as tissue paper and gift wrapping paper among others. In printing and publishing applications, robots are used to print and publish newspapers, greeting cards, books, and other materials, and support related activities such as bookbinding.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global robotics market in paper, printing, and publishing industry to grow at a CAGR of 15.04% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global robotics market in paper, printing, and publishing industry for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Robotics Market in Paper, Printing, and Publishing Industry 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
  • ABB
  • FANUC
  • KION Group
  • Midea
  • Mitsubishi
Other prominent vendors
  • BA systemes
  • Blue ocean robotics
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  • Oceaneering
  • Yaskawa
Market driver
  • High efficiency of robots to reduce bottlenecks in paper manufacturing
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing digitization in publishing market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of collaborative robots
  • 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?


Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Robotics Market in Paper, Printing, and Publishing Industry 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global robotics market in paper, printing, and publishing industry: ABB, FANUC, KION Group, Midea, and Mitsubishi.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: BA systemes, Blue ocean robotics, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Oceaneering, and Yaskawa.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emergence of collaborative robots. Large industrial robots work within fences while performing heavy payload lifting to ensure the safety of workers. Vendors are putting in tremendous efforts to enhance the collaboration capabilities of these robots, to increase their adoption among industry players. In the paper, printing and publishing industry, robots are extensively used for material handling, palletizing and depalletizing, and logistics operations.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is high efficiency of robots to reduce bottlenecks in paper manufacturing. Paper manufactured on wide paper machines has to be wound up and separated into multiple rolls, and then moved through a single wrapline for finishing. This poses a challenge to paper mills. Thus, to optimize the process flow in wrapline and reduce bottleneck, paper mills are adopting robots as a solution. The average rolls produced by wrapline is 70 rolls per hour. However, few industries may produce up to 180 rolls per hour, which require a roll to be scanned, wrapped, weighted, head inserted, measured, and labeled in 20 seconds. This task demands high efficiency and speed and can be accomplished by robots that cover both sides of wrapline with the help of dual end tools. To speed up the process, more robots can be deployed to undertake the wrapline task, thus eliminating bottlenecks.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increasing digitization in publishing market. In the past, the entry of advanced machines and automation in the publishing industry brought about a revolution with mass production of printed publishing. Mass production helped reduced labor requirement and led to a huge decline in prices of printed media due to economies of scale. However, visual and audio platforms such as television and radio reduced the demand for daily printed media such as newspapers. The latest automation solutions for print media has brought about another revolution in the publishing industry. However, the adoption of automation solutions is being challenged by the increased internet penetration and digitization of print media.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, FANUC, KION Group, Midea, Mitsubishi, BA systemes, Blue ocean robotics, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Oceaneering, and Yaskawa.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Global robotics market in paper, printing and publishing industry
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global robotics market in paper, printing and publishing industry - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (units)
      • Table Global robotics in paper, printing and publishing industry- Year-over-year growth 2017- 2021 (%)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation by application
      • Table Application - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Material handling - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Material handling - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (units)
      • Table Material handling - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Logistics - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Logistics - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (units)
      • Table Tasks undertaken by AGVs in paper, printing and publishing industry
      • Table Logistics - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (units)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation by end-user
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global robotics market in paper, printing and publishing industry - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (units)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (units)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (units)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Advantages over traditional methods
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of collaborative robots
    • Incorporation of vision technology
      • Table Functions supported by vision guidance in robots
    • Development of next-generation robots
  • Vendor landscape
    • Vendors landscape
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
    • ABB
      • Table Products offered by ABB
      • Table ABB: Recent developments
    • FANUC
      • Table Products offered by FANUC
      • Table FANUC: Recent developments
    • KION Group
      • Table Product portfolio
      • Table KION Group: Recent development
    • Midea
      • Table Products offered by Midea
      • Table Midea: Recent development
    • Mitsubishi
      • Table Product offered by Mitsubishi
      • Table Recent development of Mitsubishi
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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