Booming E-Commerce Industry Driving Demand for Automated Material Handling Equipment: Fact.MR Report


Rockville, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fact.MR – A Market Research and Competitive Intelligence Provider: Sales of automated material handling equipment are projected to expand at a CAGR of 7% from 2022 to 2032, as per industry analysis by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider.

A product life cycle includes several processes, from product creation to product delivery to end users or customers, with material handling and automation required at each stage. Automated material handling equipment comprises any automation that minimizes or eliminates the need for human intervention throughout the product production process, resulting in increased efficiency.

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Logistics and supply chain management are critical components in many industries, improving business performance. It also allows suppliers to optimize inventories, control cash outflow, and increase the effectiveness of processes in order to develop their business activities. In this situation, automated material handling equipment is being installed in manufacturing facilities and warehouses to minimize labor costs and downtime, efficiently boost production, transportation, and distribution, and provide an early return on investment.

Moreover, the demand for automated material handling equipment is predicted to grow at a rapid pace over the forecast period due to the expanding e-commerce industry. With more individuals flocking to online shopping, constantly changing customer expectations, and intense competition among online retailing organizations, there is an increasing demand for precise, fast, and effective customer service for delivering purchased products.

Furthermore, the incorporation of modern technologies such as SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping), artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) has ushered in a new era of progress and transformation in the automated material handling equipment market.

Key Takeaways from Market Study

  • The automated material handling equipment market is valued at US$ 46 billion in 2022.
  • The market is anticipated to hit US$ 91 billion by the end of 2032.
  • Demand for automated material handling equipment in Asia Pacific reached US$ 19 billion in 2021.
  • The European market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 8% from 2022 to 2032
  • The North American market is likely to progress at a CAGR of 6% from 2022 to 2032

Competitive Landscape

The automated material handling equipment market is extremely competitive. Key players in the automated material handling equipment market are using growth tactics such as product launches, significant investment in research & development, and partnerships and acquisitions to maintain the intense competition.

  • In August 2022, Interroll celebrated its 20th anniversary in China by opening a new plant in Suzhou. After two decades of success in the Chinese material-handling industry, Interroll has now completely prepared for future prospects in the Asia Pacific and China by putting a new factory in Suzhou, China, into full operation, virtually doubling manufacturing capabilities.
  • In December 2021, KION Group established a new forklift truck manufacturing facility in China to provide supply chain solutions. The facility in Jinan has a total volume of around 140 million for the future production of industrial vehicles.
  • In August 2021, Toyota Material Handling Japan launched the SenS+ operation assist system, which identifies and detects objects and pedestrians behind the forklift and automatically controls and stops the truck’s rearward speed.

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Winning Strategy

Key manufacturers of automated material handling equipment have employed a number of organic and inorganic growth strategies to enhance their offerings, such as product innovations, new releases, partnerships, and acquisitions.

  • In February 2021, Daifuku and AFT industries integrated their material handling expertise in the automotive industry. Daifuku and AFT will gain from each other as part of a strategy to expand channels and assure higher demand and investments in material handling systems from automobile manufacturers.

Key Segments of Automated Material Handling Equipment Industry Research

  • By Product Type :
    • Robots
    • Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS)
    • Conveyors & Sortation Systems
    • Cranes
    • Other Product Types
  • By System :
    • Unit Load Material Handling Systems
    • Bulk Load Material Handling Systems
  • By Function :
    • Storage
    • Transportation
    • Distribution
    • Packaging
    • Assembly
    • Waste Handling
  • By End Use :
    • Automotive
    • Metals & Heavy Machinery
    • Food & Beverages
    • Chemicals
    • Semiconductors & Electronics
    • Healthcare
    • Aviation
    • e-Commerce
    • Other End Uses
  • By Region :
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

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More Valuable Insights on Offer

Fact.MR, in its new offering, presents an unbiased analysis of the global automated material handling equipment market, presenting historical demand data (2017-2021) and forecast statistics for the period of 2022-2032.

The study divulges essential insights on the market on the basis of product type (robots, automated storage & retrieval systems (ASRS), conveyors & sortation systems, cranes, other product types), system (unit load material handling systems, bulk load material handling systems), function (storage, transportation, distribution, packaging, assembly, waste handling), and end use (automotive, metals & heavy machinery, food & beverages, chemicals, semiconductors & electronics, healthcare, aviation, e-Commerce, other end uses), across five major regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA).

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