Robotics & Warehouse Automation
Steel Shortages And Price Rises Impact Warehouse Automation Sector
2020 saw steel production in many parts of the world struggle badly. In January 2021 the World Steel Association reported that, overall, global...
“Nearly 2.1 million mobile robots will have been shipped by the end of 2025 with nearly 860,000 of these added in 2025 itself. Both AGVs and AMRs will enjoy strong demand over the next five years, however the rapid adoption of AMRs and the greater range of possible applications means that AMR revenues will dwarf AGV revenues by 2025.”
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.
The 4th edition of the well respected Interact Analysis market report provides insight and analysis into the mobile robot industry. The report is focused on material handling applications in manufacturing and logistics environments, which accounts for the bulk of AGV & AMR revenues.
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