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Daifuku Co., Ltd., DEMATIC and SCHAEFER SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL are dominating the Global Automated Material Handling Market in 2019

Global automated material handling market is expected to grow a substantial CAGR of 7.9% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026. The years considered for study are as mentioned below.

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Automated material handling can be defined as automation within the manufacturing unit or the production unit which is responsible for the procurement of the raw material to the delivering of the finished goods to the intended consumer. It eliminates the need for the human work within the manufacturing premises. Equipment which are being used in automated material handling are known as material handling equipment which has the major function of protection, movement, storage and control of the material, products or the goods within the whole process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. Some of the transport equipment includes conveyors, cranes, industrial trucks, positioning equipment, unit load formation equipment, storage equipment among others. Automated material handling has the ability to increase the productivity, scalability and operational efficiency by minimizing the chances of error or defect.

The market has witnessed developments in partnership, acquisition, product launch and therefore increasing the global presence. For instance, in October 2018, WITRON logistic was awarded the contract to design and construct the new "National Logistics Center" in Nieuwegein by the company Jumbo Supermarkten BV. The Jumbo Supermarkets is the second largest grocery retailer in the Netherlands. The WITRON is going to do the entire planning and implementation of all IT, control and mechanical components. This system will supply around 12,000 different dry goods assortment items to all Jumbo branches and sales channels.

Daifuku Co., Ltd. dominated the global automated material handling market. The other key players existing in the market includes SSI SCHAEFER, Dematic, GEEK+ INC., Scallog, Eiratech Robotics, Witron, TGW Logistics Group, Knapp AG, Arcadis, Mecalux, S.A., Naumann/Hobbs Material Handling, Conveyco, IAM Robotics, Material Handling Systems, Amber Industries Limited, Advanced Automated Systems, Inc., Taylor Material Handling & Conveyor, l3 Technologies, Inc and others.

Daifuku Co., Ltd.

The company was founded in the year 1937 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. The company has major focus on providing solutions for material handling including storage, sorting, picking, conveying and controls. The company deals in FA&DA (Factory & Distribution Automation), eFA (e-Factory Automation), AFA (Automotive Factory Automation), ATec (Airport Technologies), AWT (Auto Washing Technologies) and Contec business segments, wherein FA&DA (Factory & Distribution Automation) is there market focused segment. Manufacturing and distribution systems, semiconductor manufacturing system, flat panel display manufacturing system, automobile assembly line systems, airport products and car washing machine are within the product portfolio of the company and manufacturing and distribution systems is there market focused category.

  • In January 2018, Daifuku and Jervis B Webb have come into a partnership so as to focus more upon automotive industry .This partnership will help both the companies by working more strategically on key element such as development and marketing of best practice solutions.

It has their global presence in Europe, Americas, Asia, and Oceania.  The company has the subsidiaries such as Daifuku Logan Ltd. (England), Jervis B. Webb Company Ltd. (U.K.), Daifuku (China), CONTEC CO., LTD (Japan), Daifuku North America Holding Company, (U.S.), Daifuku (Thailand) Ltd., Daifuku America Corporation (U.S.), Taiwan Daifuku Co., LTD (Taiwan), Daifuku Korea Co., Ltd. (South Korea), American Conveyor and Equipment Inc. (U.S.), Taiwan Contec Company limited (Taiwan) and among others.


The company was founded in the year 1989 and is headquartered in North Carolina, U.S.. The company has major focus on to create smart solutions and cutting-edge technologies for a state of the art and an advanced future. Storage, conveying & transport, picking, handling, interlinked workstations are within the product portfolio of the company and storage, conveying & transport, picking is there market focused category.

  • In June 2018, SSI SCHAEFER announced that they have acquired Incas, a company that provides automation solutions for logistics and production monitoring. This will help both the companies to share their values and strategies in order to expand their product and service portfolio.

It has their global presence in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific.


The company was founded in the year 1819 and is headquartered in Georgia, U.S. The company’s major focus is to design, build, implement, and support automated system solutions for warehouses, distribution centres and production facilities for process improvements, material flow automation. AGV systems, conveyor systems, overhead systems, palletizing and depalletizing, voice and lights, robotic systems, sortation systems, storage systems, workstation systems are within the product portfolio of the company and AGV systems, conveyor systems, robotic systems, sortation systems, storage systems is there market focused category.

  • In November 2018, the company announced that they have planned to implement an automated meat buffering system and storage solution. This new system is used to buffer meat products in chilled and frozen environment and prepare the products which are to be shipped to butchers, restaurants, hotels and supermarket chains.

It has their global presence in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

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