Attractive Opportunities for AMH Equipment Market Growth During 2020–2025

The key factors driving the growth of the market include growing presence of start-up companies offering robotic solutions for warehouse automation, increasing popularity of AMH equipment among leading industries, significant recovery in global manufacturing, and rising labor cost and safety concerns. However, high upfront cost of AMH equipment for SMEs, and high integration and switching costs are the key restraining factors for market growth.

Robots to hold the largest size of the AMH equipment market throughout the forecast period

The material handling systems equipment market for robots is estimated to hold a large share during the forecast period. The use of robots can reduce labor cost, protect personnel or employees from injuries, and provide a high return on investment. Such advantages are fueling the demand for robots in manufacturing units and warehousing facilities.

Unit load material handling system to hold larger size of the AMH equipment market during the forecast period

The unit load material handling systems are estimated to lead the market based on system type during the forecast period. The wide use of unit load material handling systems in various industries is attributed to their cost-effectiveness and ability to handle several items simultaneously, thereby reducing the number of trips, time required for loading and unloading, and cost of handling.

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Automotive industry held a major share of the AMH equipment market in 2017

The automotive industry is estimated to lead the overall AMH equipment market during 2018–2024. Key factors such as the needs for constant availability of components and spare parts, just-in-time (JIT) delivery of materials, and reduction in the cost of unproductive labor are driving the growth of the market for this industry. The players in the automotive industry seek improvement in manufacturing through automated, efficient, and effective processes. These companies need to carry out their manufacturing and assembling operations efficiently by handling a wide variety of components carefully and keeping track of the same. The deployment of AMH equipment in this industry prevents damage to auto parts, reduce the cost of unproductive labor hours by handling inventory, and maximize storage capacity within the available floor space. The companies use AMH equipment, such as Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS), automated forklift, automated pallet jack, automated racking system, automated conveyors, cranes, and robots, to fulfill these requirements.

AMH equipment market in APAC to grow at the highest CAGR between 2018 and 2024

The AMH equipment market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. APAC is also expected to account for the largest share of the AMH equipment market by 2018. The rising awareness related to material handling automation, increased emphasis of leading economies such as China and Japan on robotics and automation, and growing e-commerce industry are some of the primary factors contributing to the largest size of APAC in the market. China has been the main contributor to the growth of AMH equipment market in APAC. The improving manufacturing and warehousing infrastructure in China is projected to boost the AMH equipment market in this country in the coming years.

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