As stated in our extensive report, providing insights on products and procedures the Global Automated Material Handling Equipment Market accounted for USD 26.28 Billion in 2021.
Automated materials handling (AMH) refers to any automation that reduces or eliminates the need for humans to check-in, check out, sort material, or move totes and bins containing library material. The mechanical equipment used in AMH systems includes check-in machines, sorters, conveyors, simulators, stackers and unstackers, totes, bins, trolleys, and tote carriers.
As the preference for personalized and customized product orders is rising among online purchasers, e-commerce firms are finding it hard to process difficult orders through manual methods. Additionally, customers hope for the delivery of these personalized orders at prices that are low and with the same speed of delivery as regular orders. The rising popularity of personalized orders has propelled warehouse operators and manufacturers to grow the speed and efficiency of their sorting and picking processes to achieve success in business.
SMEs contribute a substantial share to the country’s economic development. SMEs provide necessary components and raw materials to big firms. Thus, operations of material handling play a major role in the supply chain. However, huge upfront costs needed for AMH equipment installation keep SMEs from automating their supply chain process fully. Small firms cannot afford these automated systems and, therefore, opt for manual/traditional material handling methods. Some large firms cut down the costs upfront by purchasing equipment on lease, renting industrial trucks, or buying equipment that is second-hand. This is likely to hinder sales of new equipment.
The failure or breakdown of AMH equipment can have a substantial impact on the earnings of companies overall. It delays the entire process of production and results in a decline in plant performance and production losses.
Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the Global Automated Material Handling Equipment Market in 2021 and is likely to continue the same trend during the forecast period. Increasing awareness related to automation of warehouses expanded the emphasis of the leading nations such as Japan and China on automation and robotics, and the rising e-commerce sector is some of the key factors contributing to the huge share of the market in the region. The swift growth of e-commerce, automotive, healthcare, and food & beverages industries in developing economies, such as India and China, has contributed to the Automated Material Handling Equipment Market growth in the region. Moreover, governments are increasingly emphasizing security and safety on production floors, and that can be best achieved by automated material handling equipment implementation.
The players in automated material handling equipment have implemented numerous types of organic and inorganic strategies for market growth, such as product developments, product launches, acquisitions, and partnerships to strengthen their offerings in the Automated Material Handling Equipment Market.
Major players of the Automated Material Handling Equipment Market such as Daifuku, KION, SSI Schaefer, Toyota industries, Honeywell International, Hyster-Yale material handling, Jungheinrich, Hanwha, JBT, Kuka, Beumer, KNAPP, Murata machinery, TGW Logistics , Viastore, Addverb Technologies, Autocrib, Automation logistics, Avancon, Ferreto, Grabit, Invata intralogistics, Invia robotics, Locus robotics, and Meiden America.