Automated Material Handling Equipment and Systems: The North American Market

 Published On: Aug, 2015 |    No of Pages: 202 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The North American market for automated material handling was valued at nearly $4.5 billion in 2013 and $4.8 billion in 2014. The total market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1% from 2014 through 2019 and reach $7.1 billion by 2019.

This report provides:

-An overview of the North American market for automated material handling equipment and systems for a variety of commercial applications.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections CAGRs through 2019.
-Coverage of applications including 3PL (third party logistics), automotive, mail order, food and beverage, wholesale distribution, medical and pharmaceutical, parcel post, printing and publishing, bulk material handling and mining, airport baggage handling as well as other applications.
-Information about various automated material handling products currently on the North American market, new products and technologies, key manufacturers by product type, and industry direction.
-Analysis of the market’s dynamics including drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
-Analysis of governmental regulations as well as environmental programs and incentives.
-Comprehensive profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The objective of this report is to provide business planners, investors and other professionals with quantifiable market measurements and analyses that can help them formulate strategic business plans and make key investment decisions.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Automated material handling is a nearly $20 billion industry in North America. Although the industry was hit hard by the economic downturn of the last decade, the automated material handling industry remains a vital part of the economy and is projected to continue a healthy growth trend throughout the remainder of the second decade of the 21st century.

This BCC Research study is a comprehensive reference work that defines and describes the automated material handling industry. In the preparation of this document, we have read, analyzed and condensed information from industry sources, trade literature, producer and distributor websites, and other reference material. The industry is diverse, highly creative and dynamic. The range of products currently on the market is very broad, far exceeding the ability of any sole distributor to stock and wider than most industry observers may realize. Many smaller producers today have the capability of growing into major brands tomorrow. Some of these future success stories will ride the wave of demand for new and innovative products, from robotic automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) to ever-evolving warehouse and transportation management systems that will have a continuing impact on the supply chains of the future.

SCOPE OF REPORT
The following are brief summaries of the chapters included in this report.

The Chapter One presents the report’s scope, methodology and structure, as well as brief overviews of each of the report’s chapters.

Chapter Two provides an executive summary of the information presented in this report

Chapter Three provides a high-level overview of the automated material handling industry, including historical, current and future industry perspectives, as well as a look at current and anticipated manufacturing issues and trends. Chapter Three also includes an overview of industry trade organizations, such as the Material Handling Institute (MHI), the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) and the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA). The chapter also discusses the key trade shows that automated material handling equipment manufacturers and other industry participants attend, such as one of the industry’s largest events, MODEX, sponsored by the MHI, and market-specific trade shows such as inter airport Europe. The chapter also details the primary trade media that cover the industry, including Material Handling & Logistics (MH&L) and Inbound Logistics (IL).

Product technology in the automated material handling industry is in a constant state of evolution and at different stages of innovation in an effort to meet changing market needs and demands. This is especially true regarding robotic technology.

Chapter Four provides a detailed look at eight different residential flooring categories—AGVs, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), sortation, palletizing, pick systems (also known as order picking) and associated automated material handling software systems, including warehouse management software and transportation management software—along with associated new products and technologies, as well as applicable government and safety regulations and requirements affecting each technology type.

Chapter Five provides a comprehensive overview of the automated material handling market size and growth in North America through 2019. Combined North American automated material handling expenditures as well as expenditures by country are provided here, setting the stage for more detailed breakdowns by product category, which also compare expenditures by country for 2013, 2014 and 2019. Also included are 2014 to 2019 compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for each country by product category: product type—AGVs, conveyors, AS/RS, sortation, palletizing, pick systems as well as warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS).

For the purposes of this report, BCC Research has analyzed the following primary regions—the U.S. and Canada—to complete its North American automated material handling market research.

For the market definition part of this report in Chapter Six, BCC Research analyzed 10 distinct end-use markets in North America:
-Third-party logistics (3PL)
-Automotive.
-Mail order.
-Food and beverage.
-Wholesale.
-Medical and pharmaceutical
-Parcel post.
-Print/publishing.
-Bulk/mining.
-Airport baggage handling.

The automated material handling analysis contains expenditure and share data for 2013 and 2014 as well as projections for the year 2019, along with the CAGRs for the years 2013 to 2019.

Along with Canada, additional detailed analysis is provided for end-use markets pertaining to the following U.S. regions: the Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and West. Data is included for 2013 and 2014 as well as projections for the year 2019, along with CAGRs for the years 2014 to 2019, both by country by end-use market and by end-use market by country.

In addition, this chapter includes a snapshot of 19 of the leading automated material handling equipment and systems manufacturers with data on 2012 and 2013 revenues as well as charts showing which products they manufacture as well as their primary end-use markets as defined in this report.

Chapter Seven provides a cross section of profiles on 30 of the major producers in the eight automated material handling industry product categories: AGVs, conveyors, AS/RS, sortation, palletizing, pick systems as well as WMS and TMS. The major producers of automated material handling equipment and systems are a mix of those that concentrate in only one technology area (such as pick systems) to large multinational companies that offer multiple product lines.

Chapter Seven contains the following information about each company profiled:
-Company background.
-Recent company news (as available, selected significant and report-relevant corporate business and/or new product announcements within the past 12 months).
-Product line overview.
-Financial performance (as recent as possible due to fiscal calendars).
-Overview of strategic direction that the company is taking in the coming months and years.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report is intended to provide necessary background and reference material for individuals involved in, or potentially interested in, the North American automated material handling industry. These include individuals and organizations involved in the development, formulation, manufacture, sale and use of automated material handling equipment and systems, and related and ancillary businesses such as raw material suppliers, consultants and distributors. BCC Research believes that this report will be of great value to technical and business personnel in the following areas, among others:

-Marketing and management personnel in companies that produce, market and sell automated material handling equipment and systems.
-Companies involved in the design and construction of plants that manufacture automated material handling equipment and systems as well as those who service these plants.
-Financial institutions supplying money for such facilities, including banks, merchant bankers, venture capitalists and others.
-Personnel in related industries, such as material handling, supply chain management, logistics and warehouse management, as well as those personnel working in the specific end-use markets analyzed in this report, including 3PL (third-party logistics), automotive, mail order, food and beverage, wholesale, medical and pharmaceutical, parcel post, print/publishing, bulk/mining and airport baggage handling.
-Personnel in government and other regulators who must implement and enforce laws covering automated material handling equipment safety and operations.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. Extensive searches were made of the literature and the Internet, including many of the leading material handling trade publications, trade and industry associations, business publications, industry blogs, material handling data compilation companies and others. Product information was obtained directly from the producing company. Market information was derived from various articles, trade publications and interviews with knowledgeable parties and government sources. Information for corporate profiles was obtained primarily from the companies, especially larger, publicly owned firms. Other sources included directories, articles and Internet sites.
Chapter- 1: Introduction - Complimentary 5 $0   
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 3 $250   
Table Summary : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Figure Summary : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET SHARES BY COUNTRY, 2013-2019

Chapter- 3: AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 26 $1284   
AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING: AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE
AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY TRADE ORGANIZATIONS
AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY AND MARKET-RELATED TRADE SHOWS
AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY TRADE MEDIA

Chapter- 4: PRODUCT AND INDUSTRY TRENDS 37 $1827   
FUTURE OUTLOOK
PRODUCT CATEGORIES

Chapter- 5: MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH 9 $444   
NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE

Chapter- 6: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET: U.S. REGIONAL MARKETS AND CANADA 37 $1827   
AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
MAJOR COMPANIES AND PRODUCT LINES
Table 17 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET BY REGION

Chapter- 7: COMPANY PROFILES 85 $4197   
A-B-C PACKAGING MACHINE CORP.
AMBAFLEX (NORTH AMERICA)
BEUMER GROUP
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC.
FIVES CINETIC CORP.
COLUMBIA MACHINE INC.
DEMATIC
EAGLE PACKAGING MACHINERY LLC
EPICORE SOFTWARE
EUROSORT INC.
INTELLIGRATED
INTERROLL
INTRALOX
KARDEX REMSTAR
KNAPP AG
LIGHTNING PICK TECHNOLOGIES
MDCI AUTOMATION
MILLWOOD INC.
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC.
MURATA MACHINERY USA INC.
RMT ROBOTICS (NOW CIMCORP NORTH AMERICA)
RYSON INTERNATIONAL INC.
SAP SE (SAP NORTH AMERICA)
SEEGRID
SSI SCHAEFER
SWISSLOG LOGISTICS INC.
VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES INC.
VOCOLLECT BY HONEYWELL
VOXWARE
WYNRIGHT CORP.

List of Tables

Summary Table : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 1 : AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCTS OVERVIEW
Table 2 : COMMON AGV PRODUCT TYPES
Table 3 : TYPICAL CONVEYOR SYSTEM HAZARDS AND SAFEGUARDING METHODS
Table 4 : COMMON SORTATION SYSTEMS
Table 5 : TOTAL NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 6 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY PRODUCT CATEGORY, THROUGH 2019
Table 7 : U.S. MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING BY PRODUCT CATEGORY, THROUGH 2019
Table 8 : CANADIAN MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING BY PRODUCT CATEGORY, THROUGH 2019
Table 9 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR AGVS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 10 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR CONVEYORS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 11 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR AS/RS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 12 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR SORTATION BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 13 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR PALLETIZING BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 14 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR PICK SYSTEMS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 15 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR SOFTWARE BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 16 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR OTHER PRODUCTS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 17 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET BY REGION
Table 18 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 19 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 20 : MIDWEST AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 21 : NORTHEAST AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 22 : NORTHWEST AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 23 : SOUTHEAST AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 24 : SOUTHWEST AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 25 : WEST AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 26 : CANADIAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 27 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 28 : NORTH AMERICAN SHARES OF AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 29 : U.S. MARKET FOR AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 30 : CANADIAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET BY END-USE MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Table 31 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR 3PL APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 32 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR 3PL APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 33 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 34 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 35 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR MAIL ORDER APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 36 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR MAIL ORDER APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 37 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 38 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 39 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR WHOLESALE APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 40 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR WHOLESALE APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 41 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 42 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 43 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR PARCEL POST APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 44 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR PARCEL POST APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 45 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR PRINT/PUBLISHING APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 46 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR PRINT/PUBLISHING APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 47 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR BULK/MINING APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 48 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR BULK/MINING APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 49 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR AIRPORT BAGGAGE HANDLING APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 50 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET FOR AIRPORT BAGGAGE HANDLING APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 51 : LEADING AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS MANUFACTURERS BY REVENUES, 2012 AND 2013
Table 52 : LEADING AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS MANUFACTURERS BY PRODUCT CATEGORY
Table 53 : LEADING AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MANUFACTURERS BY END-USE MARKET
Table 54 : A-B-C PACKAGING CORP. PALLETIZER PRODUCT LINE
Table 55 : AMBAFLEX PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 56 : BEUMER GROUP PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 57 : C.H. ROBINSON PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 58 : FIVES CINETIC PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 59 : COLUMBIA MACHINE INC. PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 60 : DEMATIC PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 61 : INTELLIGRATED PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 62 : INTRALOX PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OVERVIEW
Table 63 : KNAPP AG TARGET MARKETS AND PRODUCT LINE
Table 64 : LIGHTNING PICK TECHNOLOGIES PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 65 : MDCI AUTOMATION PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 66 : MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 67 : MURATA MACHINERY USA INC. LOGISTICS AND AUTOMATION PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 68 : RYSON INTERNATIONAL INC. PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 69 : SAP PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 70 : SEEGRID AGV PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 71 : SSI SCHAEFER PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 72 : SWISSLOG PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 73 : VANDERLANDE PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 74 : VOCOLLECT BY HONEYWELL PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW
Table 75 : WYNRIGHT PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW

List of Figures

Summary Figure : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET SHARES BY COUNTRY, 2013-2019
Figure 1 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET SHARES BY COUNTRY/REGION, 2014
Figure 2 : NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET SHARES BY COUNTRY/REGION, 2019

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