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Global Automated Material Handling and Storage Systems Market

Global Automated Material Handling and Storage Systems Market

The global automated material handling systems is expected to reach USD 15.48 billion by 2021, growing at a rate of 11.24% during the forecast period 2016-2021. Automated material handling refers to the usage of electronic equipment and automated machinery to manage the material processing. It reduces human efforts for operations like production, handling, storing and shipping of the materials. Primary goals of AMHS are the improvement of productivity, product quality, workers’ safety, reduction in operating costs, labor costs, manufacturing lead time, etc. Automated guided vehicles, conveyors, computerized inventory systems, scanning and sorting machinery, robots in toxic environments, shipping and receiving equipment, etc., are a few examples of AHMS.

The automated material handling systems market has been driven by many factors such as rapid rising rate of automation adaption in many industrial sectors across the world, improved safe working conditions in industrial facilities, developments in areas like robotics, wireless technologies, flexible electronics, driverless vehicles, etc. The expanding applications of e-Commerce prompt the firms to react quickly regarding outgoing & returns logistics and simplifying the ordering processes. Automatic warehouses, as well as, the distribution systems serve the logistic requirements of the e-Commerce sector. The increasing demand for a variety of AHM systems prompts the manufacturers to focus on innovation to withstand the competition demonstrates a great promise for the growth opportunities in the industry.

The growth of automated material handling market is being hindered by certain factors such as high investment and maintenance costs for equipment, rising prices and availability of equipment for lease, etc. However, the investment for automation is often considered as a technology upgrade rather than as a stand-alone application. The challenge for the end-user is to choose the apt technology which suffices the business requirements and optimizing the balance between the cost and performance of the AHMS.

The automated material handling systems market is segmented by the following criteria: equipment, end-user industry vertical, type of operation and geographical location. The AMHS market, on the basis of equipment, is segmented into automated guided vehicle systems (unit load carriers, tow vehicles, pallet trucks, assembly line vehicles, fork lift vehicles, clamp vehicles and others), automated storage & retrieval systems (unit load AS/RS, mini-load AS/RS, carousel type AS/RS, robotic AS/RS, tunnel style systems and others), conveyor & sortation systems (belt, pallet, screw, overhead, crescent, roller and others), robotic systems (palletizing, pick & place service, case packing and others). By the end-user industry, the AMHS market has been segmented as automotive, retail, transportation & logistics, healthcare & life sciences, manufacturing, energy and others. Regarding the type of operation performed by AMHS, the market has been segmented into packaging, assembly, storage & handling, distribution, transportation and others.

The global geographical coverage of the automated material handling systems market includes North America (the United States and Canada), Europe (Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain and others), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Columbia and others) and the Middle East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Israel and others). North America has been driving the current market and the Asia-Pacific region is showing great promise with a rapid growth rate during the forecast period.

The key market players include –

Daifuku Co.Ltd
Beumer Group
Kardex AG
Murata Machinery Ltd.
FlexLink
Key Deliverables of the Study:

• Market definition of automated material handling and storage systems in the global market, along with market drivers and restraints.
• Market segmentation and the corresponding market share analysis.
• Global and region-specific competitive market analysis of automated material handling and storage systems.
• Analysis of the key factors that influence the market scenario, along with the growth opportunities.
• Identifying the market leaders and analysing their strategic moves and their market share.
• Coverage of the market landscape, along with the geographical foot print, key growth strategies and competitive market share analysis.


1. Introduction
1.1 Description
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Report Outline by Type, Industry Usage and Geographies Covered
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Current Market Scenario
3.2 Applications of automation and control systems
3.3 Factors Driving the Market
3.3.1 Technological Advancements
3.3.2 Increasing Focus on Workplace Safety
3.3.3 Intense Competition
3.4 Factors Restraining the Market
3.4.1 Initial Investment is High
3.4.2 Replacement of Humans & Requirement of Skilled Personnel
3.5 Current Opportunities in the Market
3.6 Technology Snapshot
3.7 Porter’s Five Forces
3.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.7.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.7.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry
4. Automated Guided Vehicles Systems Market Breakdown by Type – Market Share, Forecast
4.1 Unit Load Carriers
4.1.1 Introduction
4.1.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
4.2 Tow Vehicles
4.2.1 Introduction
4.2.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
4.3 Pallet Trucks
4.3.1 Introduction
4.3.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
4.4 Assembly Line Vehicles
4.4.1 Introduction
4.4.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
4.5 Fork Lift Vehicles
4.5.1 Introduction
4.5.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
4.6 Clamp Vehicles
4.6.1 Introduction
4.6.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
4.7 Others
4.7.1 Introduction
4.7.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
5. Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems Market Breakdown by Type – Market Share, Forecast
5.1 Unit Load AS/RS
5.1.1 Introduction
5.1.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
5.2 Mini Load AS/RS
5.2.1 Introduction
5.2.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
5.3 Carousel-Type Storage & Retrieval Systems
5.3.1 Introduction
5.3.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
5.4 Robotic AS/RS
5.4.1 Introduction
5.4.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
5.5 Tunnel - Style Systems
5.5.1 Introduction
5.5.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
5.6 Others
5.6.1 Introduction
5.6.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
6. Automated Material Handling Market by Industry – Market Share, Forecast
6.1 Energy
6.1.1 Introduction
6.1.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
6.2 Transport/Logistics
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
6.3 Healthcare
6.3.1 Introduction
6.3.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
6.4 Retail
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
6.5 Manufacturing
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
6.6 Others
6.6.1 Introduction
6.6.2 Market Share, Size and Forecast
7. Automated Material Handling and Storage Systems Market by Geography
7.1 North America
7.1.1 Introduction
7.1.2 United States
7.1.2.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.1.3 Canada
7.1.3.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.1.4 Others
7.1.4.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.2 Europe
7.2.1 Introduction
7.2.2 Germany
7.2.2.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.2.3 United Kingdom
7.2.3.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.2.4 France
7.2.4.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.2.5 Others
7.2.5.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.3 Asia Pacific
7.3.1 Introduction
7.3.2 China
7.3.2.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.3.3 Japan
7.3.3.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.3.4 South Korea
7.3.4.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.3.5 India
7.3.5.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.3.6 Others
7.3.6.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
7.4 Rest of the World
7.4.1 Introduction
7.4.1.1 Market Share, Size and Forecast by Automated Guided Vehicles Systems and Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
8. Vendor Market Share by Automated Material Handling and Storage System
9. Company Profiles of Automated Material Handling and Storage System Vendors
9.1 Swisslog Holding AG
9.1.1 Overview
9.1.2 Products and Services
9.1.3 Recent Developments
9.2 Murata Machinery USA, Inc.
9.2.1 Overview
9.2.2 Products and Services
9.2.3 Recent Developments
9.3 Siemens AG
9.3.1 Overview
9.3.2 Products and Services
9.3.3 Recent Developments
9.4 KIVA Systems
9.4.1 Overview
9.4.2 Products and Services
9.4.3 Recent Developments
9.5 Beumer Group
9.5.1 Overview
9.5.2 Products and Services
9.5.3 Recent Developments
9.6 Daifuku, Co., Ltd.
9.6.1 Overview
9.6.2 Products and Services
9.6.3 Recent Developments
9.7 Dematic Group
9.7.1 Overview
9.7.2 Products and Services
9.7.3 Recent Developments
9.8 FlexLink AB
9.8.1 Overview
9.8.2 Products and Services
9.8.3 Recent Developments
9.9 Mecalux, S.A.
9.9.1 Overview
9.9.2 Products and Services
9.9.3 Recent Developments
9.10 SSI Schaefer
9.10.1 Overview
9.10.2 Products and Services
9.10.3 Recent Developments
9.11 Intelligrated
9.11.1 Overview
9.11.2 Products and Services
9.11.3 Recent Developments
9.12 Kardex AG
9.12.1 Overview
9.12.2 Products and Services
9.12.3 Recent Developments
9.13 Bosch Rexroth
9.13.1 Overview
9.13.2 Products and Services
9.13.3 Recent Developments
10. Market Landscape
10.1 Competition Analysis
10.2 Strategies
10.3 Geographical Footprint
10.4 Offerings
11. Investment Analysis
11.1 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
11.2 Investor Outlook
12. Future Outlook of Automated Material Handling and Storage System

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