Warehousing and Logistics Robots

Mobile Robot Platforms, Shuttle Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Industrial Robotic Manipulators, and Gantry Robots: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Publication Date: 1Q 2019
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A growing number of warehousing and logistics companies are incorporating robots to reap the benefits of speed, efficiency, and increased profits to remain competitive in a market driven in large part by consumers that demand rapid fulfillment. At the same time, robotic warehousing and logistics technologies are advancing in capability and becoming more affordable each year. The demand for robots and the supply of advanced robotic solutions for the optimization of logistics processes, combined with lab or shortages, have created a tipping point that could lead to widespread adoption of robots in warehouses and logistics operations to assist and displace human workers.

The market is experiencing strong growth, and supply chains are being transformed as companies replace fixed infrastructure and outdated processes with flexible, scalable robotic solutions to meet the changing demands of modern commerce. Tractica forecasts that worldwide shipments of warehousing and logistics robots will grow rapidly over the next 5 years from 194,000 units in 2018 to 938,000 units annually by 2022, with the rate of growth slowing after 2021 as many major players will have adopted robotic systems by then.  Worldwide revenue for this category will increase from $8.3 billion in 2018 to $30.8 billion in 2022, providing significant opportunities for established participants and emerging players.

This Tractica report examines the market and technology issues related to warehousing and logistics robots, as well as the development of global markets with forecasts and analysis for the 5-year period from 2018 through 2022. The report addresses crucial market drivers and challenges, in addition to the most important technology issues that will affect market development.  In total, 81 key and emerging industry players are profiled.  Market forecasts are segmented by world region and robot type.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the current state of the warehousing and logistics robot market and how will it develop over the next 5 years?
  • What are the key drivers of market growth, and the key challenges faced by the industry?
  • What are the bottlenecks in technology development for warehousing and logistics robots?
  • Who are the important players in the market, and what are their products and services?
  • What is the size of the market opportunity?
  • What are the future pricing trends for different types of warehousing and logistics robots?
  • What are the strategic recommendations for market participants?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Robot manufacturers
  • Third-party logistics service providers (3PL)
  • E-commerce businesses
  • Warehousing and logistics companies
  • Systems integrators
  • Software vendors
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Dynamics
    3. Strategic Recommendations
  2. Market Issues
    1. Warehousing and Logistics Robot Segments
      1. Mobile Robot Platforms
      2. Shuttle Automated Storage and Retrieval System
      3. Industrial Robotic Manipulators
      4. Gantry Robots
    2. Market Drivers
      1. Growth of E-Commerce and Omnichannel Retailing
      2. New Capabilities and Autonomy
      3. Robot as a Service
      4. Flexible Infrastructure through Identifiers
      5. Shrinking Workforce and Increasing Labor Costs
      6. Robotizing by Third-Party Logistics
      7. Demand for Faster and Error-Free Order Fulfillment
    3. Market Challenges
      1. Supply Chain Complexity and System Planning
      2. High Investment Cost and Technology Risk
      3. Changing Ownership Models
      4. Shortage of Skilled Personnel
    4. Ecosystem Players
      1. Robot Manufacturers
      2. Third-Party Logistics Service Providers
      3. E-Commerce Businesses
      4. System Integrators
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Introduction
    2. Self Driving / Navigation Autonomy
    3. Random Item Picking
    4. Warehouse Layout and Robotic Integration
    5. Quality of Big Data
  4. Industry Players
    1. Key Industry Players
      1. ABB
      2. Amazon Robotics
      3. Clearpath Robotics
      4. Daifuku
      5. Denso Wave
      6. FANUC
      7. Hangzhou Hikrobot Technology
      8. Hitachi Transport System
      9. Jungheinrich
      10. Kawasaki Heavy Industries
      11. KION Group
      12. Krones
      13. KUKA Robotics, a Subsidiary of KUKA AG
      14. Meidensha Corporation
      15. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
      16. Murata Machinery
      17. Omron Adept Technology
      18. SSI SCHAEFER
      19. Swisslog
      20. Toyota Industries Corporation (Material Handling Group TMHG)
      21. Vanderlande
      22. Yaskawa Electric Corporation
    2.  Emerging Players and Startups
      1. 6 River Systems
      2. Aethon Inc.
      3. AGVE Group, a Subsidiary of Murata Machinery
      4. Balyo
      5. Bastian Solutions
      6. BEUMER Group
      7. C&D Skilled Robotics
      8. CANVAS Technology
      9. CommonSense Robotics
      10. Cornerstone Automation Systems (CASI)
      11. E&K Automation
      12. Eisenmann
      13. Elettric80
      14. Fetch Robotics
      15. FlexLink
      16. Geek +
      17. Grenzebach
      18. 4GreyOrange
      19. Guangzhou Sinorobot Technology Co.
      20. Güdel Group
      21. Guidance Automation
      22. Hatteland
      23. Heron Group
      24. Hyster-Yale
      25. IAM Robotics
      26. Invata Intralogistics
      27. inVia Robotics
      28. JBT Corporation
      29. Kardex Group
      30. Kinema Systems
      31. KNAPP AG
      32. Locus Robotics
      33. Magazino
      34. Mecalux
      35. MIAS Group
      36. Mobile Industrial Robots ApS
      37. Neobotix
      38. Numina Group
      39. Oceaneering International
      40. OPEX Corporation
      41. Raupack
      42. Rethink Robotics
      43. RO-BER Industrieroboter
      44. RoboCV
      45. Scallog
      46. Seegrid
      47. SencorpWhite
      48. Shanxi Oriental Material Handling
      49. Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot Co.
      50. Sidel Group (Formerly Gebo Cermex)
      51. SISSCO Material Handling
      52. Symbotic
      53. Tompkins Robotics
      54. TGW Logistics Group
      55. Transbotics Corporation
      56. viastore
      57. Westfalia Technologies
      58. Witron
  5. Market Forecasts
    1. Introduction
    2. Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    3. Global Market Forecasts
    4. North America
    5. Europe
    6. Asia Pacific
    7. Latin America
    8. Middle East & Africa
    9. Conclusions
  6. Company Directory
  7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  8. Table of Contents
  9. Table of Charts and Figures
  10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue and Shipments, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, North America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, North America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, North America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Europe: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Europe: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Europe: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Latin America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Latin America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2022
Figures
  • Various Types of Mobile Robot Platforms
  • Various Types of Shuttle Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
  • Various Types of Industrial Robotic Manipulators
  • Various Types of Gantry Robots
  • Startups Filling the Gaps in Ongoing Market Consolidation
  • Robot Safety Standards
Tables
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, North America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Europe: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Latin America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Shipments by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, North America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Europe: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Latin America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Average Selling Price by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, North America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Europe: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2018-2022
  • Warehousing and Logistics Robots Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2022