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Ash has spent close to 20 years in technology research on several sectors, including industrial automation and smart manufacturing, smart home, solar power and energy storage, drones and robotics, medical technology and building automation. Ash is Senior Research Director for our robotics & warehouse automation research, amongst other topics.

 

We believe that the impact of COVID-19 will lead to a long-term net positive for the mobile robot industry. E-commerce, near-shoring of manufacturing and adoption of robotics and automation to reduce reliance on human labor will all likely accelerate. This remains one of the most resilient and promising industries that we track.” 

This is the 3rd edition of the well-respected Interact Analysis market report providing insight and analysis into the mobile robot industry. The report is limited to material handling applications in manufacturing and logistics environments, which accounts for the bulk of AGV & AMR revenue.

Key Highlights

  • Industry growth accelerated in 2019 with revenues of both growing strongly.  The total market reached nearly $2bn. Nearly 50,000 mobile robots were shipped in 2019.
  • The AMR industry saw huge growth in 2019 due to the wider rollout of robots at customer sites which had undertaken proof of concepts in prior years. The expansion of single site of 30 AMRs to 6-7 sites using 50 AMRs is not uncommon. 
  • AMR revenues are predicted to grow by 45% in 2020 and AGV revenues by 11% despite the pandemic.
  • Nearly 20,000 AMRs to support order fulfilment were shipped in 2019.
  • AMR conveyor revenues are forecast to grow rapidly over the next five years as these products replace conveyor belts, manual carts and forklifts.
Full Description

The mobile robot market is under-going massive growth and transformation as autonomous platforms (AMRs) get widely adopted in warehouses and logistics centers following years of pilot stages and AGVs get rolled out under global framework agreements. Automation continues to be a high priority amongst customers as the underlying drivers – acute labor shortage, rising costs, flexible manufacturing lines and the ecommerce boom which is driving demand for cheaper delivery and high return rates and unit-level material handling.

Automation and robotics continues to proliferate in manufacturing and logistics environments, amidst a backdrop of Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0 and consumer changes, leading to faster and shorter design cycles and a strong need for manufacturing and supply chain flexibility.

How Is this Report Different?

  • This is the 3rd annual edition of this report and is built from a bottom-up analysis of the mobile robot market by surveying 50+ vendors globally. Two experienced research directors spent 4-5 months researching and
    analyzing the industry, using primary research to build an updated assessment of the industry.
  • The report uses well-modelled forecasts to 2024 based on short-term orders for vendors as our in-house model for warehouse adoption of mobile robots for all market segments
  • Detailed discussions of the key issues/trends impacting the mobile robot market, based on 50+ hours of primary interviews with key industry stakeholders.
  • An in-depth analysis of the supplier landscape, written by industry experts to help you understand your competitors, suppliers and potential partners more accurately.

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Ash has spent close to 20 years in technology research on several sectors, including industrial automation and smart manufacturing, smart home, solar power and energy storage, drones and robotics, medical technology and building automation. Ash is Senior Research Director for our robotics & warehouse automation research, amongst other topics. Read more