Robot End Effector Market

Robot End Effector Companies - Schunk (Germany) and Schmalz (Germany) are the Key Players

The global robot end effector market is expected to grow from USD 2.3 billion in 2023 to USD 4.3 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 13.5%. The markets growth is attributed to the surging demand for modular end effectors by various industries.

Robot End Effector companies include:

  • Schunk (Germany),
  • Schmalz (Germany),
  • Zimmer Group (Germany),
  • Tünkers (Germany), and
  • Destaco (US).

These companies have a worldwide presence and offer a wide range of robot end effectors and related solutions and services. They rely on their R&D capabilities and diversified product and service portfolios to increase their market share.

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Top 3 Players in Robot End Effector Market:


Schunk is a family-owned company and global player. The company was founded in 1945 and became a market leader in gripping systems and clamping technology. Schunk has partnered with the robotics industry for decades, providing perfectly suitable "end-of-arm" solutions as either standard components or complete, customized gripping system solutions. In robot accessories, Schunk offers the largest range of modules on the market for ensuring perfect interaction between the robot arm and tool. These components are ideally suitable for various industrial robots offered by various OEMs such as ABB (Switzerland) and KUKA (Germany), and are, therefore, the perfect addition to flexible robot applications, including component replacement, task execution, balancing, and machining operations. Schunk offers the worlds largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source, and with 2,550 Schunk grippers, the largest product range of standard grippers. The complete program of gripping systems comprises more than 4,000 components. The main customers are all manufacturing companies with assembly, handling, and metal-cutting processes.


Cognex Schmalz is the market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions. Schmalz products are used globally in applications in the logistics industry, the automotive industry, the electronics sector, or furniture production. The wide range of products in the Vacuum Automation unit includes individual components such as suction cups and vacuum generators, as well as complete gripping systems and clamping solutions for holding workpieces. Schmalz develops and manufactures vacuum components for all common applications for industrial robots. These include all elements necessary for setting up a vacuum system, such as grippers, connecting elements, components for system monitoring, filters, connections, and vacuum generators. Schmalz develops plug-and-work-enabled gripping systems for use in automated production, picking, and distribution logistics. Clamping solutions from Schmalz are used in machining and assembly tasks. Components made of wood, metal, glass, or plastic are securely fixed with a vacuum.

Zimmer Group

Zimmer Group is a family-owned and operated company and a significant global player. Zimmer Group is among the leading manufacturers in the automation industry, and they are globally recognized for quality products in standardized solutions for mechanical and plant engineering. Its operations are organized through 5 business divisions: automation and handling technology, clamping and braking elements, industrial shock absorbers, dampers for the furniture industry, and machine tooling. Zimmer Group views itself as a highly-skilled supplier of technical services for the planning, constructing, producing, and installing of mechanical components. Zimmer is a global player in end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) technology with decades of experience serving the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, tooling machinery, foundry, and plastic industries. The company developed human-robot collaboration (HRC) grippers to be integrated with industrial robot arms, such as the Motoman robot manufactured by Yaskawa (Japan) and StartZ HRC grippers for robots manufactured by Universal Robots (Denmark).

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