Global Material Handling Robotics Market, By Type (Transportation Handling Robots, Positioning, Unit Load Formation Robots, Articulated Robots, Cartesian Robots, SCARA Robots, Storage, Identification, and Control Robots), Function (Assembly, Packaging, Transportation, Distribution, Storage, and Waste Handling), Application (Pick and Place, Palletizing/De-Palletizing, Packing and packaging, Product/Part Transfer, and Machine Tending), End User (Automotive, Chemical, Electrical and Electronics, Industrial Machinery, Food and Beverage, and Others) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.
Material Handling Robotics Market Analysis and Size
The material handling robotics refers to the market for robotic systems and solutions designed to automate and optimize the process of moving, handling, and transporting materials within various industries. Material handling robots are utilized to enhance efficiency, productivity, and safety in tasks such as loading, unloading, sorting, packaging, palletizing, and transporting goods.
Increasing demand for automation, rising e-commerce industry, advancements in robotic technologies and increasing focus on workplace safety are the factors that will expand the material handling robotics market. Optimization of supply chain operations and opportunities in emerging markets will provide beneficial opportunities for the material handling robotics market in the forecast period of 2023-2030.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the global material handling robotics market, which was USD 89,270 million in 2022, would rocket up to USD 225,600 million by 2030 and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 12.29% during the forecast period. “Articulated Robots” dominates the type segment of the market due to articulated robots are versatile. They can be used in various material handling applications, such as picking and placing, assembly, and packaging. They are also relatively easy to program and operate, making them a good choice for various businesses.
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Material Handling Robotics Market Scope and Segmentation
2023 to 2030
2021 (Customizable 2015-2020)
Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
By Type (Transportation Handling Robots, Positioning, Unit Load Formation Robots, Articulated Robots, Cartesian Robot, SCARA Robots, Storage, Identification, and Control Robots), Function (Assembly, Packaging, Transportation, Distribution, Storage, and Waste Handling), Application (Pick and Place, Palletizing/De-Palletizing, Packing and packaging, Product/Part Transfer, and Machine Tending), End User (Automotive, Chemical, Electrical and Electronics, Industrial Machinery, Food and Beverage, and Others)
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Asia-Pacific , Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina and rest of South America
Market Players Covered
ABB (Switzerland), KUKA AG (Germany), FANUC Corporation (Japan), Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan), Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), Universal Robots (Denmark), Denso Corporation (Japan), Epson Robots (Japan), Stäubli International AG (Switzerland), Omron Corporation (Japan), Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation (Japan), Comau S.p.A. (Italy), Adept Technology, Inc. (U.S.), and Bastian Solutions (U.S.) among others.
The industry encompasses the development, manufacturing, and deployment of robotic systems and solutions specifically designed for automating material handling and logistics processes. It includes many robots, such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), robotic arms, robotic palletizers, conveyor systems, and other robotic technologies used in warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, and different industrial settings. The market focuses on improving operational efficiency, enhancing productivity, reducing labor costs, and streamlining material flow and logistics operations by integrating robotics and automation.
Global Material Handling Robotics Market Dynamics
- Increasing demand for automation
The growing need for efficient and cost-effective material handling solutions has led to a rise in the adoption of robotics in various industries. Automation helps reduce manual errors, improve productivity, and optimize overall operational efficiency.
- Advancements in robotic technology
Technological advancements, such as the development of advanced sensors, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision, have significantly enhanced the capabilities of material-handling robots. These innovations enable robots to perform complex tasks with precision and adaptability.
- Growing e-commerce industry
The rapid expansion of the e-commerce sector has created a high demand for efficient and scalable material handling solutions. Material handling robots enable fast and accurate order fulfillment, inventory management, and seamless warehouse operations, thereby supporting the growth of the e-commerce industry.
- Labor shortage and cost pressures
The increasing challenges in finding and retaining skilled labor and increasing labor costs in many areas have made businesses seek alternative solutions. Material-handling robots provide a reliable and cost-effective option to address labor shortages, reduce operational costs, and improve overall productivity.
- High initial investment costs
Implementing material handling robotics systems often requires a significant upfront investment, including the cost of robots, integration, infrastructure, and training. These initial costs can be a barrier for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) with limited capital resources.
This global material handling robotics market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, the impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the material handling robotics market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you make an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
- In May 2022, ABB introduced the IRB 5710 and 5720 robots, specifically designed for material handling in Electric Vehicle (EV) battery production. With improved speed, precision, and durability, these robots enhance productivity and performance, offering higher uptime and flexibility. Equipped with ABB's OmniCore controller V250XT, the robots can handle various manufacturing operations and EV-specific procedures, providing optimal precision and consistency. Integrating ABB's LeanID Integrated DressPack ensures enhanced protection and reduced maintenance costs, ultimately extending the robots' service life. These advancements aim to support EV manufacturers in achieving faster and more adaptable material handling processes for increased efficiency.
- In January 2021, OMRON Corporation announced the launch of the i4 series SCARA robot, a new industrial robot that automates high-speed and high-precision assembly and transportation processes with easy installation. The i4 series includes a medium to large-sized, high-performance model (i4H) and a compact model suitable for lightweight applications (i4L). These robots seamlessly integrate and control peripheral devices, enabling automation of complicated tasks previously not possible with conventional SCARA robots. OMRON aims to provide customers with a total solution that combines their industry-leading control equipment and industrial robots to contribute to manufacturing site innovation and increased efficiency.
The Global Material Handling Robotics Market Scope
The global material handling robotics market is segmented on the basis of type, function, application, and end user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Transportation Handling Robots
- Unit Load Formation Robots
- Articulated Robots
- Cartesian Robots
- SCARA Robot
- Control Robots
- Waste Handling
- Pick and Place
- Packing and packaging
- Product/Part Transfer
- Machine Tending
- Electrical and Electronics
- Industrial Machinery
- Food and Beverage
Global Material Handling Robotics Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The global material handling robotics market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by region, type, function, application, and end user as referenced above.
The countries covered in the global material handling robotics market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Asia-Pacific , Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina and rest of South America.
In 2023, the Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global material handling robotics market because the Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies, such as China and India. This economic growth is driving demand for material handling robotics in various industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and retail.
In 2023, Europe is the fastest growing region in the global material handling robotics market because Europe has a strong manufacturing sector, which is a major driver of demand for material handling robots. The automotive industry is particularly important, accounting for a significant share of the European material-handling robotics market.
The country section of the report also provides individual market-impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, and Porter’s five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of the global brands and the challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
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Competitive Landscape and Global Material Handling Robotics Market Share Analysis
The global material handling robotics market competitive landscape provides details by competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Europe presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the market.
Some of the major players operating in the global material handling robotics market are:
- ABB (Switzerland)
- KUKA AG (Germany)
- FANUC Corporation (Japan)
- Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan)
- Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan)
- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
- Universal Robots (Denmark)
- Denso Corporation (Japan)
- Epson Robots (Japan)
- Stäubli International AG (Switzerland)
- Omron Corporation (Japan)
- Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation (Japan)
- Comau S.p.A. (Italy)
- Adept Technology, Inc. (U.S.)
- Bastian Solutions (U.S.)