Category: Robotics

The Economic Landscape in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Prospects for Some Key Sectors

Our Research Methods The traditional approach of Interact Analysis’s Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) tracker has been to use a wide spectrum of historical data to...

/ June 3, 2020

COVID-19 To Reduce 2020 Industrial Robot Revenue By >8%, Followed By A Rapid Growth To Return From 2021

After a weak 2019, we originally expected the 2020 robot market to recover strongly, but COVID-19 changed the market revenue growth forecast from 4.8% to...

/ May 29, 2020

The Rise of Ocado: An In-depth Assessment of the Grocery Warehouse Automation Market

“During the gold rush it’s a good time to be in the pick and shovel business” – Mark Twain COVID-19 is causing a seismic shift in the...

/ May 26, 2020

$6bn Could Be Wiped From Warehouse Automation Market in 2020 by COVID-19, But Net Gains in Long Run

Warehouse automation revenues could take a major hit in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to our recent research. Our latest analysis...

/ May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Will Eliminate $0.5bn Mobile Robot Revenues in 2020, but Market Predicted to Nearly Double in 2021

Delays in both new project signoffs and also project commissioning due to social distancing measures will eliminate $450m of AGV & AMR revenues that could...

/ May 19, 2020

Re-shoring, Robotics, Automation and Globalisation. Likely Impacts on Industrial Strategies of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Manufacturing and Globalisation. Are we standing at a crossroads?  In 2020, the world changed. The Coronavirus pandemic has had such an impact on societies and...

/ April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Will Cause Long-term Behavioural Shift in Consumer Habits – With Strong Implications for Warehouse Automation Providers

Not all sectors of the economy will be damaged by the current Coronavirus pandemic. As in wartime, some industries will benefit. And we aren’t just...

/ March 18, 2020

Robotic Fork Trucks Set for Lift Off

Whilst mobile robots used in ecommerce and fulfilment centers – or ‘bots’ as they’re sometimes known – have received most of the attention in recent...

/ February 10, 2020

Warehouse Automation Market Off to a Strong Start in 2020

After a fairly sluggish first half, the warehouse automation market ended 2019, and the decade for that matter, on a high. Despite the political uncertainties...

/ January 28, 2020