Warehouse Robotics Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact And Trends By Type (Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage And Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), Cobots, Articulated Robotic Arms, Others), By Application (Picking, Sorting, Packaging, Transportation), By Industry Vertical (Food And Beverage, Automotive, Retail, Electrical And Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614242
  • Pages : 152

The term "warehouse robotics" refers to the employment of robots, automated systems, and specialized software to carry out various tasks, expedite, and automate warehouse operations. Robotics continues to play a crucial part in warehouse automation and has recently acquired prominence in distribution networks, logistics systems, and warehouse management circles. Modern warehouses are using robotics as a result of technological improvements and an intensely challenging economic environment. Due to their capacity to boost productivity, accuracy, and operational efficiency, they offer effective warehouse operations. By automating the completion of mundane, repetitive tasks, warehouse automation of various kinds provide value to warehousing operations by freeing up human workers to concentrate on more challenging duties.

Growing automation and technological advancements in warehouses are anticipated to propel the growth of the warehouse robotics market during the projected period.

Automation in warehousing is incredibly practical for lowering overall business expenses and minimizing product delivery faults. Significant technological developments have allowed the robotics sector to analyze the undeveloped prospects in various storage and distribution applications while achieving an ideal organizational supply and logistics efficiency. Examples of these developments include sensor technologies that assist an advanced entity perception and a precise positioning system. The market for warehouse robots has been driven by an increase in the number of warehouses, increased investments in warehouse automation, rising labor costs on a global scale, and the availability of scalable technology solutions. For instance, in October 2022 Ambi Robotics, a startup that develops equipment for supply chain automation, revealed that it had secured US$32 million in new funding, led by Tiger Global and Bow Capital, and involvement from Ahren Innovation Capital LLP and logistics provider Pitney Bowes. Pitney Bowes, a strategic investor in Ambi, and the company previously agreed to a US$23 million deal for Pitney Bowes fulfillment centers in the US to employ Ambi's gear.

Key Developments

  • In December 2022, SVT Robotics Inc., a pioneer in enterprise software for the rapid deployment of industrial robotics, and Tecsys Inc., a market leader in supply chain management software, partnered to create and introduce an integrated connection between the Tecsys' EliteTM supply chain platform and the SVT's SOFTBOT® Platform. Customers of Tecsys EliteTM will benefit from speedier deployment and less complexity due to the integration. The collaboration between Tecsys and SVT enables supply chain enterprises to evaluate, design, and integrate a broad range of automation options leading to a warehouse operation that is supported by workflows that can be easily automated using today's most cutting-edge technologies.
  • Locus Robotics concluded its series F investment in December 2022 with more than US$117 million, raising its total valuation to just under US$2 billion. As supply chains continue to be digitised across industries, the company's pipeline of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)—which are intended for use in fulfillment and distribution centers—will be used to further expand its market reach.
  • In April 2022, Locus also revealed Max and Vector, two brand-new robots. Each of the company's AMRs, which are used to transport items between picking sites, is equipped with a tablet interface that is capable of operating in 21 different languages.

The retail sector is anticipated to hold the largest share of the warehouse robotics market based on industry segmentation throughout the projected period.

The demand for automated warehouse robotics in the retail sector is anticipated to increase due to factors including an increase in the need for order accuracy, heightened competition in the sector, an increase in the need for fulfillment and distribution center automation, and the spread of online shopping. As a result, e-commerce enterprises are working more frequently together and taking more initiatives to implement robots. For instance, SEKO Logistics signed its first robotics cooperation in December 2022 with the intention of expanding warehouse operations with the help of GreyOrange's Ranger Assist Bots. The robotics company will use its GreyMatter fulfillment orchestration technology in the SEKO and GreyOrange relationship. The warehouse robots will be given tasks by the technology to increase output, speed, accuracy, and safety. Autonomous robots are renowned for enabling processes for wholesale picking and e-commerce fulfillment, including batch picking.

Asia Pacific holds a sizeable portion of the warehouse robotics market and is anticipated to rise significantly over the course of the forecast period.

Due to the advanced rate at which new technologies are being produced, North America accounts for a sizeable portion of the global market for warehouse robotics. Furthermore, the necessity of warehouse workers is anticipated to support the expansion of the warehouse robotics market in the region.

However, due to the increase in production facilities, Asia-Pacific is predicted to experience considerable growth in the warehouse robots industry. Additionally, it is projected that in the upcoming years, the region's warehouse robotics market will expand due to the rising domestic demand for goods. Increased demand across industries for intelligent warehouses, fulfillment automation, distribution center automation, and warehouse digitalization as well as an increase in manufacturing R&D spending on warehouse robotics are all contributing factors to this expansion in Asia Pacific. 

Warehouse Robotics Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, Application, Industry Vertical, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Material Handling Systems, MHI, ABB, Honeywell International Inc., Fanuc Corporation, Kiva Systems (Amazon Robotics LLC), Toshiba Corporation, Locus Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Bastian Solutions, LLC
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase

Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
    • Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)
    • Cobots
    • Articulated robotic arms
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Picking
    • Sorting
    • Packaging
    • Transportation
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Food and Beverage
    • Automotive
    • Retail
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East And Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Other
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Sources

2.3. Research Design



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter's Five Forces Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.4. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

5.3. Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)

5.4. Cobots

5.5. Articulated robotic arms

5.6. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Picking

6.3. Sorting

6.4. Packaging

6.5. Transportation



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Food and Beverage

7.3. Automotive

7.4. Retail

7.5. Electrical and Electronics

7.6. Pharmaceutical

7.7. Others



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. Israel

8.5.3. Other

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Taiwan

8.6.7. Others



9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



10.1. Material Handling Systems

10.2. MHI

10.3. ABB

10.4. Honeywell International Inc.

10.5.  Fanuc Corporation

10.6.  Kiva Systems (Amazon Robotics LLC)

10.7. Toshiba Corporation

10.8.  Locus Robotics

10.9. Boston Dynamics

10.10.  Bastian Solutions, LLC

Material Handling Systems



Honeywell International Inc.

Fanuc Corporation

Kiva Systems (Amazon Robotics LLC)

Toshiba Corporation

Locus Robotics

Boston Dynamics

Bastian Solutions, LLC