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Automated Guided Vehicle Market by Type (Unit Load Carrier, Tow Vehicle, Forklift Truck, Pallet Truck, Assembly Line Vehicle), Navigation Technology, Battery Type, Industry, Application, & Region - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2017
Report Code: SE 3351

 

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The automated guided vehicle market is expected to reach USD 2.68 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.34% between 2017 and 2022. The growth of this market is propelled by advancements in automation, emphasis on workplace safety, and the growing need to cut down operational cost and increase productivity. The base year considered for the report is 2016, and the forecast period for the market has been considered for the period between 2017 and 2022.

The growing need for automation in the material handling processes across sectors such as automotive, manufacturing, food & beverages, aerospace, healthcare, logistics, and retail is the prime reason for the growth of the automated guided vehicle market. The growth in the flexible manufacturing system and the increasing demand for customized and intelligent AGVs creates opportunities for this market. This report covers the market on the basis of type, navigation technology, battery type, industry, application, and region. The market size estimations for these segments are provided in this report, with key trends and market dynamics related to these segments covered under separate chapters.

This research study involves the extensive use of secondary sources, directories, and databases (such as Hoovers, Bloomberg Business, Factiva, and OneSource) to identify and collect information useful for this study.

The research methodology is explained below:

  • Analysis of all the industries in which automated guided vehicles are used worldwide
  • Analysis of various types of automated guided vehicles sold in different regions and the technologies used in the vehicles
  • Estimation of percentage share of automated guided vehicles in terms of type, navigation technology, battery type, industry, application, and region
  • Analysis of the market trends in various regions and countries, supported by the ongoing R&D in these regions
  • Overall market size finalized by triangulation with supply-side data, including product developments, supply chain, and estimated sales of automated guided vehicles

After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments and confirmed with the key industry experts. The figure below shows the breakdown of primaries conducted during the research study on the basis of company type, designation, and region.

Automated Guided Vehicle Market

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This report provides valuable insights regarding the ecosystem of this market, such as research & product development, manufacturing & assembly, system integrators, and end users. The key players in the automated guided vehicle market are Daifuku Co., Ltd. (Japan), JBT Corporation (U.S.), KION Group (Germany), KUKA AG (Germany), Toyota Industrial Corporation (Japan), Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (U.S.), Kollmorgen (U.S.), E&K Automation GMBH (Germany), Seegrid Corporation (U.S.), and SSI Schaefer AG (Germany).

Target Audience

  • AGV Manufacturers
  • Manufacturers of components such as sensors, microcontrollers, RFID modems, and related accessories
  • Professional services/solutions providers
  • End users
  • Material handling industry standard organizations and regulatory authorities
  • Research institutes and organizations
  • Associations of material handling
  • Government bodies, venture capitalists, and private equity firms

The market covered in this report has been segmented as follows:

Automated Guided Vehicle Market, by Type:

  • Unit Load Carriers
  • Tow Vehicles
  • Forklift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Assembly Line Vehicles
  • Others

Automated Guided Vehicle Market, by Navigation Technology:

  • Laser Guidance
  • Magnetic Guidance
  • Vision Guidance
  • Inductive Guidance
  • Optical Tape Guidance
  • Others

Automated Guided Vehicle Market, by Battery Type:

  • Lead
  • Nickel-based
  • Lithium-Ion
  • Others

Automated Guided Vehicle Market, by Industry:

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverages
  • Aerospace
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Retail
  • Others

Automated Guided Vehicle Market, by Application:

  • Transportation
  • Distribution
  • Storage
  • Assembly
  • Packaging
  • Others

Automated Guided Vehicle Market, by Geography:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 List of Major Secondary Sources
                    2.1.1.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Primary Interviews With Experts
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
                    2.1.2.3 Key Data From Primary Sources
    2.2 Secondary and Primary Research
                    2.2.1.1 Key Industry Insights
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
                    2.3.1.1 Approach for Capturing the Market Size By Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
                    2.3.1.2 Approach for Capturing the Market Share With the Help of Various Players in the Value Chain of the Automated Guided Vehicle Market
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
                    2.3.2.1 Approach for Capturing the Market Share By Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
    2.4 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 30)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 36)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Automated Guided Vehicle Market Between 2017 and 2022
    4.2 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Type (2017–2022)
    4.3 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Navigation Technology (2017–2022)
    4.4 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Battery Type (2017–2022)
    4.5 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Application and Region (2016)
    4.6 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Region (2016)

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 40)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Type
           5.2.2 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Navigation Technology
           5.2.3 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Battery Type
           5.2.4 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Industry
           5.2.5 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Application
           5.2.6 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Geography
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Rising Demand for Automated Solutions From Various Industries
                    5.3.1.2 Growing Implementation of Mobile Robots Globally
                    5.3.1.3 Preferred Use of Lithium-Ion-Based Batteries Over Conventional Batteries
                    5.3.1.4 Reduction in Labor Cost and Significantly Lower Risk of Damage
                    5.3.1.5 Growing Awareness of Industries Toward Ensuring Workplace Safety and Ensuring Productivity
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 High Initial Investment Requirement
                    5.3.2.2 High Switching Cost
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Emergence of Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS)
                    5.3.3.2 High Demand for Intelligent and Customized AGVs
                    5.3.3.3 Growing Demand for Frozen Food in the APAC Region
                    5.3.3.4 Integration of Industry 4.0 With AGVs
                    5.3.3.5 Rising Demand for Automation in the E-Commerce Industry
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Need to Reduce Time-To-Market

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 51)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces
           6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Type (Page No. - 57)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Unit Load Carriers
    7.3 Forklift Trucks
    7.4 Tow Vehicles
    7.5 Pallet Trucks
    7.6 Assembly Line Vehicles
    7.7 Others

8 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Navigation Technology (Page No. - 71)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Laser Guidance
    8.3 Magnetic Guidance
    8.4 Vision Guidance
    8.5 Inductive Guidance
    8.6 Optical Tape Guidance
    8.7 Others

9 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Battery Type (Page No. - 79)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Lead
    9.3 Nickel Based
    9.4 Lithium Ion
    9.5 Others

10 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Industry (Page No. - 88)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Automotive
     10.3 Manufacturing
     10.4 Food & Beverages
     10.5 Aerospace
     10.6 Logistics
     10.7 Healthcare
     10.8 Retail
     10.9 Others

11 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Application (Page No. - 106)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Transportation
     11.3 Distribution
     11.4 Storage
     11.5 Assembly
     11.6 Packaging
     11.7 Others

12 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 114)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 North America
             12.2.1 U.S.
             12.2.2 Canada
             12.2.3 Mexico
     12.3 Europe
             12.3.1 U.K.
             12.3.2 Germany
             12.3.3 France
             12.3.4 Rest of Europe
     12.4 Asia Pacific (APAC)
             12.4.1 Economic Growth in APAC to Attract AGV Suppliers
             12.4.2 China
                        12.4.2.1 Advanced AGV Infrastructure to Support Cold Chain Operations in China
             12.4.3 Japan
                        12.4.3.1 Simplest Forms of AGVs are Dominantly Used in This Country
             12.4.4 India
                        12.4.4.1 the Country is Witnessing Remarkable Developments in the AGV Market
             12.4.5 Australia
                        12.4.5.1 Significant Growth in the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods Industry
             12.4.6 South Korea
                        12.4.6.1 Well-Established Players are Expanding Their Business Base in the Country
             12.4.7 Rest of APAC
     12.5 Rest of the World (RoW)

13 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 133)
     13.1 Overview
     13.2 Market Ranking Analysis: Automated Guided Vehicle Market
     13.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
             13.3.1 New Product Launches
             13.3.2 Partnerships, Contracts, and Agreements
             13.3.3 Acquisitions and Collaborations
             13.3.4 Expansions

14 Company Profiles (Page No. - 142)
     14.1 Introduction
(Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, Ratio Analysis, MnM View)*
     14.2 Daifuku Co. Ltd.
     14.3 JBT Corporation
     14.4 Kion Group AG
     14.5 Toyota Industries Corporation
     14.6 KUKA AG
     14.7 Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
     14.8 EK Automation GmbH
     14.9 Seegrid Corporation
     14.10 Kollmorgen
     14.11 Ssi Schafer AG
     14.12 Key Innovators
             14.12.1 Locus Robotics, Inc.
             14.12.2 Fetch Robotics
             14.12.3 Invia Robotics, Inc.
             14.12.4 Greyorange Pte Ltd.

*Details on Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

15 Appendix (Page No. - 171)
     15.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     15.2 Discussion Guide
     15.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     15.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     15.5 Available Customizations
     15.6 Related Reports
     15.7 Author Details


List of Tables (76 Tables)

Table 1 Market Segmentation: By Type
Table 2 Market Segmentation: By Navigation Technology
Table 3 Market Segmentation: By Battery Type
Table 4 Market Segmentation: By Industry
Table 5 Market Segmentation: By Application
Table 6 Automated Guided Vehicle, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Automated Guided Vehicle, By Type, 2014–2022 ( Thousand Units )
Table 8 Unit Load Carrier Market, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Unit Load Carrier Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Forklift Truck Market, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Forklift Truck Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Tow Vehicles Market, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Tow Vehicles Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Pallet Trucks Market, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Pallet Truck Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Assembly Line Vehicles Market, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Assembly Line Vehicle Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Other Automated Guided Vehicles Market, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Other Automated Guided Vehicles Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Navigation Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 AGV Market for Laser Guidance Technology, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 AGV Market for Magnetic Guidance Technology, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 AGV Market for Vision Guidance Technology, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 AGV Market for Inductive Guidance Technology, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 AGV Market for Optical Tape Guidance Technology, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 AGV Market for Other Technologies, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Battery Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Lithium-Ion Battery, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Lithium-Ion Battery, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Unit Load Carrier Market for Lithium-Ion Battery, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Forklift Truck Market for Lithium-Ion Battery, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Pallet Truck Market for Lithium-Ion Battery, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Assembly Line Vehicle Market for Lithium-Ion Battery, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Market for Other AGV Types for Lithium-Ion Battery, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Automotive Industry, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Automotive Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Manufacturing Industry, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Manufacturing Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Food & Beverages Industry, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Food & Beverages Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Aerospace Industry, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Aerospace Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Logistics Industry, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Logistics Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Healthcare Industry, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Healthcare Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Retail Industry, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Retail Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Other Industries, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Automated Guided Vehicle Market in Others Industry, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Transportation Application, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Distribution Application, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Storage Application, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Assembly Application, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Packaging Application, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Other Applications, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 AGV Market in North America, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 AGV Market in North America, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 AGV Market in North America, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 AGV Market in Europe, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 AGV Market in Europe, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 AGV Market in Europe, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 AGV Market in APAC, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 AGV Market in APAC, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 AGV Market in APAC, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 69 AGV Market in RoW, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 70 AGV Market in RoW, By Industry, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 71 AGV Market in RoW, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 72 Automated Guided Vehicle Market: Market Ranking Analysis (2016)
Table 73 Most Significant Product Launches in the Automated Guided Vehicle Market, 2014–2017
Table 74 Most Significant Partnerships and Agreements in the Automated Guided Vehicle Market, 2014–2017
Table 75 Most Significant Acquisitions and Collaborations in the Automated Guided Vehicle Market, 2014–2017
Table 76 Most Significant Expansions in the Automated Guided Vehicle Market, (2016)


 
List of Figures (70 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Automated Guided Vehicle Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Automated Guided Vehicle Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Bottom-Up Approach to Arrive at Market Size
Figure 4 Top-Down Approach to Arrive at the Market Size
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Tow Vehicles Expected to Dominate the Automated Guided Vehicle Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 7 Lithium Ion Batteries Expected to Witness High Growth Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Automotive Industry Segment to Generate the Maximum Value in AGV Market in 2016
Figure 9 Transportation Application to Hold the Largest Market Size During the Forecast Period
Figure 10 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Region, 2016
Figure 11 Rising Demand for Automated Solutions to Boost the Growth of the Global Automated Guided Vehicle Market
Figure 12 Market for Assembly Line Vehicles Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Laser Guidance Navigation Technology Expected to Hold the Largest Share of the Global Automated Guidance Vehicle Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 14 Market for Lithium Ion Battery to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Transportation Application in Europe Held the Largest Share of the Automated Guided Vehicle Market in 2016
Figure 16 The U.S. Led the Global Automated Guided Vehicle Market in 2016
Figure 17 Market Segmentation: By Geography
Figure 18 Automated Guided Vehicle Market: Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges
Figure 19 Worldwide Annual Supply of Industrial Robots, 2011–2017
Figure 20 Projected Share of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Various Industry Segments By 2020
Figure 21 Value Chain Analysis: Manufacturing & Assembly/System Integrators Add Maximum Value to the Supply Side of the Value Chain
Figure 22 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for the AGV Market
Figure 23 Porter’s Five Forces: Impact Analysis
Figure 24 Bargaining Power of Suppliers in the AGV Market, 2016
Figure 25 Bargaining Power of Buyers in the AGV Market, 2016
Figure 26 Threat of New Entrants in the AGV Market, 2016
Figure 27 Threat of Substitutes in the AGV Market, 2016
Figure 28 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry in the AGV Market, 2016
Figure 29 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Type
Figure 30 Global AGV Market to Be Dominated By Tow Vehicles During the Forecast Period
Figure 31 Unit Load Carrier Market in Europe Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 Automotive Industry to Lead the Global Tow Vehicle Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 33 Pallet Truck Market for the Aerospace Industry to Witness the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 34 Assembly Line Vehicle Market in APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 35 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Navigation Technology
Figure 36 Laser Guidance Technology Expected to Dominate the AGV Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 37 Assembly Line Vehicle Market for Laser Guidance Technology Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 38 Tow Vehicle Held the Largest Market Share for Optical Tape Guidance Technology in 2016
Figure 39 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Battery Type
Figure 40 AGV Market for Lithium-Ion Battery to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 41 Tow Vehicles to Lead the Automated Guided Vehicle Market for Lithium-Ion Battery During the Forecast Period
Figure 42 AGV Market for Lithium-Ion Battery in APAC to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 43 Automated Guided Vehicle Market, By Industry
Figure 44 Automotive Industry Expected to Lead the Global Automated Guided Vehicle Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 45 Assembly Line Vehicle Market for the Automotive Industry to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 46 Europe to Lead the Global Automated Guided Vehicle Market for the Manufacturing Industry During the Forecast Period
Figure 47 Automated Guided Vehicle Market for the Food & Beverages Industry in APAC to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 48 AGV Market for Retail Industry in APAC to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 49 Market for Distribution Application Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 50 Automated Guided Vehicle Market: By Geography
Figure 51 Automated Guided Vehicle Market in South Korea to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 52 North America: Automated Guided Vehicle Market Snapshot
Figure 53 Europe: Automated Guided Vehicle Market Snapshot
Figure 54 Asia Pacific :Automated Guided Vehicle Market Snapshot
Figure 55 RoW Market Snapshot, 2016
Figure 56 Companies Adopted New Product Development and Acquisitions as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2014 and 2017
Figure 57 Market Evaluation Framework, 2014–2017
Figure 58 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launches and Acquisitions Emerged as the Key Strategies
Figure 59 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top 5 Automated Guided Vehicle Market Players
Figure 60 Daifuku Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Daifuku Co. Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 62 JBT Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 JBT Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 64 Kion Group AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 65 Kion Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 66 Toyota Industries Corporation : Company Snapshot
Figure 67 Toyota Industries Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 68 KUKA AG : Company Snapshot
Figure 69 KUKA AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 70 Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.: Company Snapshot

The overall automated guided vehicle market is expected to reach USD 2.68 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.34% between 2017 and 2022. The growth of this market is propelled by the advancements in automation, emphasis on workplace safety and higher productivity, and increasing government initiatives in the process and manufacturing industries to track their material handling processes. The growth in flexible manufacturing systems and the increasing demand for customized and intelligent AGVs are creating opportunities for this market.

In 2016, the automotive industry led the market for automated guided vehicles. However, the aerospace industry is expected to show the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Aircraft manufacturers and component suppliers utilize AGVs at their production plants and warehouses to store aircraft parts and for picking and handling components during the assembly of an aircraft to reduce the production cost. Among all the batteries used in automated guided vehicles for power supply, lithium-ion batteries are currently in high demand due to their cost-effectiveness, high density, light weight, and their ability to maintain capacity in cold temperatures. These batteries can also be quickly charged.

Various navigation technologies such as laser, magnetic, inductive, optical tape, and so on are used to navigate the automated guided vehicles within the production facilities of the concerned industries. Among these technologies, the laser guidance technology is the most popular technology. Different types of AGVs are deployed in the industrial areas for various applications such as transportation, distribution, storage, assembly, and packaging.

Automated Guided Vehicle Market

Europe is expected to hold the largest share of the global automated guided vehicle market during the forecast period, with the market in APAC expected to grow at the highest CAGR. The growth of the APAC market can be attributed to the increasing manufacturing and production facilities as well as the expansion of plants in countries such as Japan, China, and Australia. The automated guided vehicle market in APAC is at the growth stage, and ongoing developments in this region make it a lucrative and high-potential market.

Factors such as high capital investments, scarcity of floor space for small manufacturers, and the requirement for skilled workforce are the factors restraining the growth of the global AGV market.

The major players in this market include Daifuku Co., Ltd. (Japan), JBT Corporation (U.S.), KION Group (Germany), KUKA AG (Germany), Toyota Industrial Corporation (Japan), Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (U.S.), Kollmorgen (U.S.), E&K Automation GMBH (Germany), Seegrid Corporation (U.S.), and SSI Schaefer AG (Germany). (U.S.), Egemin International NV (U.S.), and Dematic GmbH & Co. Ltd. (Germany). These players adopted various strategies such as new product developments, mergers, partnerships, collaborations, and business expansions to enhance their presence in the market. Since the last three years, partnerships, joint ventures, and contracts have been the key strategies adopted by the market players to enhance their leadership in the AGV ecosystem.

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