Booming Post-pandemic Warehouse Automation Growth Followed by Uncertainty

ARC Advisory Group’s latest report on the Warehouse Automation market shows once again that the fulfillment requirements from the ongoing, widespread growth in e-commerce continues to be the most prevalent factor stimulating growth in demand for warehouse automation and control systems. Select market segments experienced unparalleled growth from 2019 – 2021. Select project cancellations and currency translation effects are expected to hinder 2022 growth, as measured in US dollars. However, project backlogs and currency stabilization are expected to enable the global warehouse automation market to return to longer-term growth rates in 2023. Shuttle systems, AutoStore implementations, AGVs/AMR, and palletizing are some of the subsystems experiencing rapid growth and adoption.

"In general, business is becoming less predictable. This uncertainty has increased the importance of adaptability, scalability, and modularity. At the same time, fulfillment responsiveness has also become more important than it was in the past. The increased importance of adaptability and responsiveness is largely driven by direct demands or secondary competitive effects from e-commerce fulfillment. Warehouse automation and control market participants should evaluate opportunities to expand their solution footprint with complementary functionality that can deliver synergistic value to their prospect base. If time-to-market is a constraint, viable acquisition candidates should be evaluated," according to Clint Reiser, Director Supply Chain Research, and key author of ARC's Warehouse Automation & Control Market Research Report.

Warehouse Automation & Control Market Trends

In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:

  • E-Commerce Fulfillment 
  • Global Economy
  • Retail Industry

Leading Suppliers to the Warehouse Automation & Control Market Identified

In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, this ARC market research also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. An alphabetical list of key suppliers covered in this analysis includes: Dematic, Intelligrated, KNAPP, SSI Schaefer, Vanderlande.

About the Warehouse Automation & Control Research

Warehouse Automation Strategic IssuesThe Warehouse Automation & Control report explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends and identifies leading technology suppliers. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts and up to 5 years of historical analysis segmented by Revenue Category, World Region, Industry, Customer Tier, Retail by Vertical, Hardware Revenue by Equipment Type, Hardware Revenue by Load Size

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