The global automated material handling systems market has been estimated at USD 22.94 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 37.90 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.73%, from 2017 to 2022.
Since its inception, automated material handling (AMH) systems have undergone technological innovation, ranging from the incorporation of on-board processors, actuators to new forms of control processors, to enable better performance and system utilization. These advancements have largely been driven by rapid progress in the manufacturing of hardware systems and control components. Material handling systems are mainly concerned with the movement, storage and handling of goods and raw materials through various stages along the supply chain. Material handling and logistics account for more than 50% of the total product cost. Hence, a large number of companies adopt automated systems to gain a competitive edge over rivals.
AGV market has witnessed significant growth in the recent past, with the emergence of intelligent AGV models equipped with state-of-the-art technology. This has enabled autonomous usage without external aids to support their movement, which does not limit their diverse functionality. They have overcome the challenge of lack of flexibility and have extended beyond their capacity to adapt to external changes, with rapid technological advancements in engineering, thus, enabling them to achieve optimal performance. The technological advancements have further enhanced the speed of the systems without compromising on the safety of the workplace, owing to the integration of cost-effective sensors and tracking software. These advances have directly affected the functioning of the AMH systems and consequently led to a greater adoption of the AGV systems in various industry verticals.
AMHS has evolved to become one of the most integral applications across a wide-range of industrial applications, which has consequently led to a steady growth of the AMHS market, globally. The highest implementation of the AMHS systems, such as the AGVs, conveyor and robotic systems have been witnessed in the manufacturing and automotive industries. Widespread usage of robotics has led to it occupying the highest market share among the various AMH equipment in the market, while the conveyor and AGVs are expected to witness a robust growth. Europe is leading the global market, with the highest market share, while the developing Asia-Pacific region has been estimated to register the fastest growth over the study period.
The report includes competitive assessment regarding an overview of the market players, profiles, products and services, business strategies, recent developments and innovation, market landscape, future trends & forecasts, and mergers & acquisitions. The major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are –
Swisslog Holding AG
Murata Machinery USA, Inc.
Amazon (KIVA Systems)
Dematic (Kion Group AG)
Bosch Rexroth AG
Key Deliverables in the Study
Market analysis for the global automated material handling systems market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global automated material handling systems market on both, global and regional, scales.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics & Trends
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Market Opportunities
4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model
4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.6.3 Threat from New Entrants
4.6.4 Threat from Substitute Product Types
4.6.5 Competitive Rivalry Within the Industry
4.7 Industry Policies
5. Technology Overview
5.1 Technology Snapshot
5.2 Recent Developments
6. Global Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented by Equipment
6.1 Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGV Systems)
6.1.1 Unit Load Carriers
6.1.2 Tow Vehicles
6.1.3 Pallet Trucks
6.1.4 Assembly Line Vehicles
6.1.5 Fork Lift Vehicles
6.1.6 Clamp Vehicles
6.2 Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
6.2.1 Unit Load AS/RS
6.2.2 Mini Load AS/RS
6.2.3 Carousel Type AS/RS
6.2.4 Robotic AS/RS
6.2.5 Tunnel Style Systems
6.3 Conveyor & Sortation Systems
6.4 Robotic Systems
6.4.2 Pick & Place Service
6.4.3 Case Packing
7. Global Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented by End-User Applications
7.3 Transportation & Logistics
7.4 Healthcare & Lifesciences
8. Global Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented by Type of Operation
8.3 Storage & Handling
9. Global Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented By Geography
9.1 North America
9.3 Asia Pacific
9.3.4 South Korea
9.4 Latin America
9.5 Middle East & Africa
9.5.2 Saudi Arabia
9.5.3 South Africa
10. Key Vendor Profiles
10.1 Swisslog Holdings AG
10.2 Murata Machinery USA, Inc.
10.3 Siemens AG
10.4 Kiva Systems (Amazon)
10.5 Beumer Group
10.6 Dematic Group
10.8 Mecalux S.A
10.9 SSI Schaefer
10.11 Kardex AG
10.12 Bosch Rexroth
10.13 JBT Corporation
10.14 Amerden Group
10.15 Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
10.16 Daifuku Webb Holding Co.
10.17 Toyota Material Handling USA
11. Vendor Market Share
12. Investor Outlook
12.1 Investment Scenario
12.2 Recent Mergers & Acquisitions
13. Future Of Automated Material Handling Systems