Market Research Report
Automated Guided Vehicle Market by Type (Tow Vehicles, Unit Load Carriers, Forklift Trucks, Assembly Line Vehicles), Navigation Technology (Laser Guidance, Vision Guidance), Application, Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2024
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|Automated Guided Vehicle Market by Type (Tow Vehicles, Unit Load Carriers, Forklift Trucks, Assembly Line Vehicles), Navigation Technology (Laser Guidance, Vision Guidance), Application, Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2024|
|Published: August 13, 2019||Content info: 164 Pages||
The automated guided vehicle (AGV) market is estimated to grow from USD 2.0 billion in 2019 to USD 2.9 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 7.8%. The key factors driving the growth of the market include growing demand for automation in material-handling across industries, the rising popularity of e-commerce, improved safety standards at workplaces, and shift in demand from mass production to mass customization. However, high installation, maintenance, and switching costs; and increasing use of mobile robots in retail and e-commerce industries are the key restraining factors for market growth.
Other types of AGVs-hybrid AGVs and customized AGVs-are witnessing high adoption rates. Manufacturers are designing hybrid and customized AGVs to cater to the varying material-handling requirements of different industries. The selection of the most suitable type of AGVs varies according to the requirements of industries. Customized and hybrid AGVs are being manufactured to cater to the varied needs of end users, which is likely to contribute to the high growth of the market for this segment during the forecast period.
The projected high growth of vision-guided AGV market can be attributed to ease of technology as the users don't need to modify the existing infrastructure for installing these AGVs in an industrial facility. Static barriers or infrastructure modifications, such as magnets or reflectors, do not hinder the navigation of these AGVs through warehouses or industrial facilities. The technology rather enables them to build a three-dimensional map through a series of images taken when an operator tours the vehicle through the warehouse. Once the maps are created, AGVs are ready to work around the facility.
Distribution is a key element in various operations such as order fulfillment, cross-dock facility, bulk break, and package handling. The growing e-commerce industry is causing a significant increase in the number of warehouses, thereby creating huge demands for AGVs in distribution centres. The rise in adoption of AGVs in the distribution application is attributed to their ability to handle materials carefully with negligible damage.
Europe is expected to lead the AGV market, in terms of size, from 2019 to 2024. The presence of a large number of key players in this region, along with a large customer base, is among the major factors driving the market in Europe. The region has an exceptionally high labor cost; therefore, manufacturers in European countries have been adopting automated solutions to reduce overall operational cost. Implementing these solutions helps manufacturers maintain a competitive edge by facilitating efficient management of overall warehousing operations. Also, several automotive players have their manufacturing facilities in European countries, and this industry is a major market for AGVs. Furthermore, the presence of large companies with global warehousing and distribution operations, sustained growth of the e-commerce industry, and developed third-party logistic (3PL) networks are driving the growth of the AGV market in Europe.
Profile break-up of primary participants for the report is given below:
The key players in the market include: Daifuku (Japan), JBT Corporation (US), KION Group (Germany), KUKA (Germany), Toyota Industries (Japan), Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (US), Oceaneering International (US), E&K Automation (Germany), Kollmorgen (US), Seegrid Corporation (US), and SSI Schaefer (Germany).
The global AGV market is segmented into type, navigation technology, application, industry, and geography. The market based on type is segmented into tow vehicle, unit load carrier. pallet truck, assembly line vehicle, forklift truck, and others (hybrid AGVs and customized AGVs). Based on application, the AGV market has been split into storage, order picking, distribution, assembly, kitting, and waste handling. The industries that are included in the study of the AGV market include automotive, manufacturing, food & beverages, aerospace, healthcare, retail, logistics, and others (chemicals, printing and paper, textiles, plastics, and wood industries). The AGV market is segmented into 4 regions-North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Rest of the World (RoW).
(demand side) 25
(supply side) 26
sector of emerging economies 44
UNIT LOAD CARRIERS 52
FOR FORKLIFT TRUCKS DURING FORECAST PERIOD 60
FOOD & BEVERAGES INDUSTRIES 78
FOOD & BEVERAGES INDUSTRY 79
AGV PROVIDERS 85
FOR AGVS IN LOGISTICS OPERATIONS 91
COMING YEARS 93
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