According to the new market research report by IndustryARC, “Automated Material Handling Market: By Products (Automated Guided Vehicle, Automatic Storage & Retrieval System, Others); By System (Unit & Bulk Load); By Application (Automobile, E-Commerce, Others); By Operation (Assembly, Packaging, Storage, Others); By Region - (2018-2023)”, the market is driven by various innovations and advancements in technology.

Browse 60 Market Tables, 94 Figures spread through 141 slides and an in-depth TOC on “Global Automated Material Handling Market (2018 - 2023)

APAC continues to lead the market share and during 2018-2023.

In terms of revenue contribution and growth rate, Asia-Pacific emerged out to be the global market leader for automated material handling market in 2017 and is estimated to remain the market leader throughout the forecast period followed by Europe and Americas. Asia Pacific material handling market is expected to reach $ 2.46 Billion by 2023. The high cost of labor in the Asia Pacific market and increasing demand of automation has led to soaring demand of automated handling systems from basic warehouse functions to factory applications. This section will offer a brief overview of the market segmentation of the automated material handling. Especially, the high level of factory automation in Asia-Pacific and Latin America is driving the market for AMH in manufacturing, e-commerce, food and beverage and semiconductors & electronics industry. China is the market leader in Asia-Pacific with total estimated revenue of $ 389 Million in 2017.

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The automated material handling system integrates various picking and routing mechanisms, thus it is necessary to design right system for them. It involves an extensive research process complying with the safety standards for numerous industrial environments. The standard specifications for the desired system are created in this phase.

Once these specifications are laid down, the designing phase deals with the development and simulation of a viable system. The prototypes are passed through various iterations until the desired result is achieved. This phase is also responsible for listing the required processing technology, materials, equipment and components in order to manufacture the automated material handling system. Furthermore, successive step deals with analyzing the pre-purchase specifications of customer gathered through marketing operations. The analysis again involves lot of research pertaining to the supply chain and storage capacity management of the customer. It is followed by the step which deals with the acquisition of required components and sub-systems for the automated material handling system post which it manufactures and distributes to the customer. Next step involves installation and training, which is exhaustive process where the automated material handling system suppliers create another revenue segment. After the end-user has acquired the requisite automated material handling system, the manufacturers or other third parties offer all sort of maintenance and calibration services till the end of product life cycle.

Excerpts on Market Growth Factors Mentioned in the Full Report:
  • The multichannel supply chain strategy is an increasing trend in the current times particularly among the retail sector, is expected to drive the automated material handling systems market.
  • AMH Market is registering significant growth due to rising demand for automated material handling systems with rising labor costs amidst the aging workforce.
  • Rising adoption AMH systems in warehouse operations is also projected to propel the AMH market growth.
  • Leasing of material handling equipment paving new avenues for the automated material handling systems.

Key Players of the Automated Material Handling Market:
  • Daifuku remained the leading company in the global automated material handling market followed by Schaefer. Both the companies have a leading market position in the material handling market across the globe supported by their extensive product portfolio and presence in several regions.
  • The Daifuku company is actively expanding its operations into global markets. Sales outside Japan remained strong majorly due to strong demand in North America. Rising demand for high-end systems in distribution automation business and in emerging sectors in manufacturing is the major drivers for the increase in revenue.
  • The Schaefer group operates along three business segments which include SSI Schaefer- Fritz Schaefer GmbH, Schaefer Werke GmbH as well as SSI Schaefer Shop GmbH. Automated storage and retrieval systems are manufactured under SSI Schaefer- Fritz Schaefer division.

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