Global Automated Material Handling Market is Anticipated to grow at a Significant Pace during the Forecast Period 2025-2030 and Cross USD 116.00 Billion by 2030

Published Date: Feb, 2024

The global automated material handling market was USD 60.20 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 116.00 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 9.36% during the forecast period, i.e., 2025-2030. Automated material handling involves the use of technology and machinery to streamline the movement and storage of goods within a facility. It encompasses various automated systems, such as robotics and conveyor belts, minimizing manual intervention in tasks like sorting, transporting, and storing materials. This technology aims to enhance operational efficiency, reduce labor costs, and improve overall productivity in industries like manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing.

The global automated material handling market is propelled by the increasing demand for operational efficiency and productivity in diverse industries. Growth is driven by the rise of e-commerce, necessitating swift and precise order fulfillment. The adoption of Industry 4.0 principles, coupled with advancements in IoT and AI technologies, fuels automation. Additionally, the focus on cost reduction, optimized supply chain management, and the expansion of manufacturing and logistics sectors contribute to the substantial growth of automated material handling solutions worldwide.

Significant challenges for the global automated material handling market include high upfront implementation costs, integration complexities with existing systems, and workforce adaptation to automation. Security concerns related to data and system vulnerabilities pose obstacles. Additionally, the need for continuous technological upgrades, potential resistance to change, and regulatory compliance issues are critical challenges hindering the widespread adoption and growth of automated material handling solutions on a global scale.

In September 2023, Blue Star Industrial Solutions joined forces with Germany's Gebhardt Intralogistics Group to bolster its warehouse automation capabilities in India. Blue Star specializes in quality testing and automation, while Gebhardt is renowned for its cutting-edge supply chain solutions, including automated picking, packaging, conveying, and storage systems. This collaboration aims to meet the growing demand for warehouse automation solutions in India driven by factors like GST implementation, e-commerce sector growth, and increased warehouse scale. The partnership enables Blue Star to integrate state-of-the-art technologies, while Gebhardt seeks to expand its global presence, particularly in emerging markets like India.

Browse 75 market data Tables and 45 Figures spread through 226 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Automated Material Handling Market, by Product Type (Hardware, Software, Services), Equipment Type (Mobile Robots (Automated Guided Vehicle(AGV), Autonomous Mobile Robot(AMR)), Automated Storage and Retrieval System (Fixed Aisle, Carousel, Vertical Lift Module), Automated Conveyor (Belt, Roller, Pallet, Overhead), Palletizer (Conventional, Robotic), Sortation System), by End-User (Airport, Automotive, Food & Beverages, Retail/Warehousing/Distribution Centers/Logistic Centers, General Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Post & Parcel, and other end-use industry), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America) - Global Forecast to 2030

Global Automated Material Handling Market Segmentation and Key Players

Segment

Categorization

Product Type

Hardware, Software, Services

Equipment Type

Mobile Robots, Automated Storage and Retrieval System, Automated Conveyor, Palletizer, Sortation System

System Type

Unit Load System, Bulk Load System

End-use Industry

Airport, Automotive, Food & Beverages, Retail/Warehousing/Distribution Centers/Logistic Centers

By product type, carbohydrates dominate the global automated material handling market.

Based on the product type, the global automated material handling market is segmented into hardware, software, and services. Hardware segment dominated the global automated material handling market in 2023 due to the tangible and essential nature of hardware components. Companies like KNAPP AG and Beumer Group showcased the prevalence of automated conveyor systems and sortation solutions, emphasizing the pivotal role of physical infrastructure in material handling. As industries prioritize robust and efficient hardware such as robotic arms, conveyor belts, and automated guided vehicles (AGVs), the Hardware segment continues to lead, enabling seamless and optimized material flow within warehouses and distribution centers, addressing the demand for enhanced efficiency and productivity across various sectors.

“The Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2025-2030 in the global automated material handling market.”

The Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR in the global automated material handling market due to rapid industrialization, burgeoning e-commerce, and robust technological adoption. The region, led by countries like China, Japan, and India, witnesses a surge in demand for automated solutions. Companies like DHL, Amazon, GreyOrange and Geek+ exemplify the trend, deploying robotic systems in logistics operations. For instance, in November 2023, DHL announced the expansion of its express cargo handling facility at Central Asia Hub (CAH) in Hong Kong as it handles more than 20% of DHL Express global shipment volume. Moreover, the e-commerce boom and emphasis on supply chain efficiency in APAC contribute to the accelerated adoption of automated material handling solutions, making the region a focal point for market growth during the forecast period.

Some of the major players in the global automated material handling market include Dematic, Vanderlande, Honeywell, Siemens, Swisslog, KNAPP, Daifuku, Murata Machinery, Intelligrated, Bastian Solutions, TGW Logistics, SSI Schaefer, Fives Group, KION Group, and Beumer Group.

Global Automated Material Handling Market Coverage (By Value)

  • Product Type Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Hardware

  • Software

  • Services

  • Equipment Type Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Mobile Robots

    • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)

    • Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR)

  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System

    • Fixed Aisle

    • Carousel

    • Vertical Lift Module

  • Automated Conveyor

    • Belt

    • Roller

    • Pallet

    • Overhead

  • Palletizer

    • Conventional

    • Robotic

  • Sortation System

  • System Type Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Unit Handling System

  • Bulk Handling System

  • End-Use Industry Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Airport

  • Automotive

  • Food & Beverages

  • Retail/Warehousing/Distribution Centers/Logistic Centers

  • General Manufacturing

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Post & Parcel

  • Other end-use industry

Geographical Segmentation

Global Automated Material Handling Market by Region

  • North America

  • By Product Type

  • By Equipment Type

  • By System Type

  • By End-use Industry

  • By Country – U.S., Canada, and Mexico

  • Europe

  • By Product Type

  • By Equipment Type

  • By System Type

  • By End-use Industry

  • By Country – Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)

  • By Product Type

  • By Equipment Type

  • By System Type

  • By End-use Industry

  • By Country – China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • South America

  • By Product Type

  • By Equipment Type

  • By System Type

  • By End-use Industry

  • By Country – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Rest of South America

  • Middle East and Africa

  • By Product Type

  • By Equipment Type

  • By System Type

  • By End-use Industry

  • By Country – Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa