Global Automated Material Handling (AMH) Market, 2021-2026 – Industry 4.0 Investments Drive Demand –

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The global automated materials handling (AMH) market is expected to register a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period 2021-2026.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit major regions, such as North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, has severely influenced the market growth in 2020, as almost all production, logistics and warehouses were under foreclosure from foreclosed activities. As a result, operations in these industries are expected to resume and reach a previous optimal position over the next few months. However, demand in some industries, such as electronics, retail and automotive, is expected to decline and recover by 2021.

Industry highlights

Automated Materials Handling is a concept derived from materials handling practices, which uses several types of machines to help workers in a manufacturing facility move product under construction between assembly stations or move finished products. to storage facilities. With the advent of technology, these tasks were taken over by machines, creating a market for automated material handling. In the current market scenario, companies are increasingly focusing on adopting various technologies for their business operations in order to lower overall costs and gain competitive advantage over their competitors.

Companies are focusing more on adopting various technologies for their business operations in order to lower their overall costs and gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. As a result, material handling solution providers have gradually shifted to the modern approach of helping end users focus on the space and time of their operations by manufacturing flexible systems that integrate seamlessly with other systems as part of the overall handling plan.

For example, AS / RS has become one of the most dynamic solutions in material handling equipment. They are mainly deployed in warehouses and distribution centers. Despite an initial traction in the manufacturing sector, other sectors, such as food and beverage and life sciences, have gradually realized the benefits of using AS / RS in various phases of the chain. supply, ranging from mundane to complex tasks.

In addition, developing countries in Asia, such as India, are investing heavily in material handling equipment. According to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Indian material handling equipment (MHE) market, accounting for about 13% of the country’s construction equipment industry market share, has experienced significant growth in the recent past.

In addition, various research projects, such as ARENA2036 in Stuttgart, are focusing on the development of better systems for material handling. In today’s warehouses or production lines, almost all installations are supported by simulations that predict possible problems in the system before actual implementation, which helps reduce costs and waste. for the company. In addition, the latest developments, such as remote monitoring, predictive maintenance and downtime monitoring, have enabled better and efficient logistics.

Additionally, manufacturers are using automation to attract the millennial workforce, promoting automated material handling in conjunction with job growth. According to the National Manufacturers Association’s Manufacturers Outlook survey, about 68.8% of respondents admitted that their main business challenge is the inability to attract and retain a quality workforce. . About 75% of respondents said they have vacancies within their company that they are having difficulty filling with a qualified candidate.

Key market trends

  • Airport developments to significantly stimulate the market

  • Asia-Pacific to experience fastest growth

Competitive landscape

The automated material handling market is fragmented and highly competitive by nature. Some of the major players are Daifuku Co., Ltd, Kardex Group, KION Group, JBT Corporation, Honeywell Intelligrated, among others. Product launches, high spending on research and development, partnerships and acquisitions, etc. are the main growth strategies adopted by these companies to withstand intense competition. Some of the recent developments are:

  • May 2020 – Respiratory equipment specialist Dahlhausen Medizintechnik GmbH relies on automation from Jungheinrich Automated guided pallet transport between inbound goods and logistics area. The aim is to transport a large volume of goods under controlled process conditions and efficiently over long distances.

  • January 2020 – SI Schaefer and direct debit and digital application solutions provider BD Rowa have agreed to continue their collaboration. The two companies have extended the corresponding contract for five years. The aim of the cooperation is to provide healthcare customers with a holistic solution to prepare them for future processes, such as electronic prescriptions or Hub & Spoke modeling.

Key topics covered


1.1 Hypotheses of the study and market definition

1.2 Scope of the study




4.1 Market overview

4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.3 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the market


5.1 Market drivers

5.1.1 Incremental technological advancements contribute to market growth

5.1.2 Investments in Industry 4.0 that drive demand for automation and material handling

5.1.3 Rapid growth of the e-commerce sector

5.2 Market challenges

5.2.1 High initial cost of equipment

5.2.2 Unavailability of skilled labor


6.1 By product type

6.1.1 Hardware

6.1.2 Software

6.1.3 Services

6.2 By type of equipment

6.2.1 Mobile robots Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Autonomous mobile robot (AMR)

6.2.2 Automated storage and retrieval system Fixed aisle (stacker crane + shuttle system) Carousel (horizontal carousel + vertical carousel) Vertical lifting module

6.2.3 Automated conveyor Belt Roller Pallet Overheads

6.2.4 Palletizer Conventional (High Level + Low Level) Robotics

6.2.5 Sorting system

6.3 By the end user

6.3.1 Airport

6.3.2 Automotive

6.3.3 Food and drink

6.3.4 Retail / Warehousing / Distribution centers / Logistics centers

6.3.5 General manufacturing

6.3.6 Pharmaceuticals

6.3.7 Post and parcels

6.3.8 Other end users

6.4 By region

6.4.1 North America

6.4.2 Europe

6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

6.4.4 Latin America

6.4.5 Middle East and Africa


7.1 Company profiles

7.1.1 Daifuku Co. Ltd.

7.1.2 Kardex Group

7.1.3 KION Group

7.1.4 JBT Company

7.1.5 Jungheinrich AG

7.1.6 TGW Logistics Group GmbH

7.1.7 SSI Schaefer AG

7.1.8 KNAPP SA

7.1.9 Mecalux SA

7.1.10 System Logistics SpA

7.1.11 Viastore Systems GmbH

7.1.12 BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG

7.1.13 Interroll Group

7.1.14 WITRON Logistik

7.1.15 Vanderlande Industries BV

7.1.16 KUKA AG

7.1.17 Honeywell Intelligated

7.1.18 Murata Machinery Ltd.

7.1.19 Toyota Industries Corporation

7.1.20 Swisslog Holding AG

7.1.21 Dearborn Mid-West Company



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