Logistics Automation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2020 - 2030

  • Single User License $3500

Logistics Automation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2020 - 2030

Status : January, 2023 | Industrial

Report Digest

The global logistics automation market is predicted to have a princely growth during the forecast period 2020-2030. With the automation techniques coming into picture, and Internet of Things are helping industries to multitask comfortably.

Work like material batching, warehouse security, packaging, ordering, inspection etc. can be automated improving operational efficiency thus, driving the market growth.

Increasing Technological Advancements in Robotics and AI

Automation depends on development of robotics and their efficiency to perform tedious tasks accurately. Therefore, adoption of robotics to automate logistic processes, thereby lowering the labour and operational cost may act as a driver for the growth. As researchers are also focusing on development of more user friendly robots and, the consumer base demanding AI based robots may grow.

Automation in Ecommerce sector may boost the adoption

E-commerce and online shopping has witnessed a boom in covid-9 era. To fulfil the rapid demand and expectation of consumers, new techniques for warehouse automation such as shuttle systems are in high demand. In 2020, most ecommerce companies witnessed increase in their online revenue and according to the survey in Europe, 50% of the companies saw their sales increased by 100%, but somehow 6% companies witnessed decrease in their ecommerce revenue.

As per UNCTAD, the online purchases have increased by 6 to 10% globally. Pharmaceuticals, electronics, furniture, cosmetics/personal care saw a boom as per the survey by UNCTAD. According to the report from Retail Economics and Natwest, nearly half of the UK population are purchasing never purchased things online and want to continue this habit in future too.

As per US Census Bureau, Americans spent 791.7$ billion on e-commerce which is 32.4% more than in 2019, which shows much frequent orders have been placed and how much the dependence of automation is there by the ecommerce companies.

Asia Pacific also saw escalation in online shopping as China’s online sales increased by 9% during the peak covid-19 according to govt.nz. The consumers in Japan spent average 305$ on online shopping in 2020 showing increase of 13.7% in 2018 as per trade.gov in Japan.

Thus, the ecommerce companies need to actively adopt logistics automation for accurate moving and storing across the supply chain.

Effect on Employment due to automation may inhibit the growth

As per US Bureau of Labour Statistics, in 2017, there were about 3million people working in warehouses, as handlers or packers, with the automation there is a risk of these jobs getting lost due to automation. Research says, by 2025, automation may lead to disrupt in 85 million jobs globally across 26 countries. However, World Economic Forum anticipates that future tech driven developments will create 97 million jobs, but the concern of balancing the human work and automation remains there. Therefore, employment concern may lead to hamper the automation growth.

Competitive Landscape

The key players in the logistics automation market include Honeywell Intelligrated (US), Knapp (Austria), Manhattan Associates (US), Oracle (US), Swisslog (Switzerland), TGW Logistics Group (Austria), Locus Robotics (US), HighJump (Korber), Daifuku (Japan), Eyesee Hardis Group (France), 6 River Systems (US), ABB (Switzerland),BEUMER Group (Germany), Blue Yonder (US), E&K Automation (Germany), Falcon Autotech (India), GreyOrange (US), Murata Machinery (Japan), Toshiba Logistics (Japan), SSI Schaefer (Germany), etc.

Fetch Robotics in January 2021 announced their partnership with Honeywell Intelligrated for a new Pallet Transport 1500, an autonomous mobile robot supporting cross-docking, returns and case picking workflows of contactless pallet transport in distribution centres. The Pallet Transport 1500 will utilize Momentum WES, a Honeywell’s Momentum warehouse execution system software which safely move pallets and other large payloads up to 1136kg.

In May 2020, Manhattan announced the world’s first cloud native enterprise class warehouse management system. The development is entirely based on micro-services and extraordinarily elastic. Its new level of speed, adaptability, and ease of use within distribution management are the factors making it the first ever.

Dematic announced plans to automate the central storage facility for RS components GmbH in Bad Hersfeld, Germany in September 2020.  The automation is designed as there will be 300 shuttles to automatically access the containers and transport them directly to the goods to person commissioning station for dispatching.     

Regional outlook

Europe is expected to witness highest growth in the rate of adoption of automation techniques. Investments in automation, IOT, machine learning is the key aspect for the growth of automation in the region. According to Europa.eu, from 2020 to 2022, 2 million new robots are expected to be installed in factories. Increasing number of warehouses and as per P3 logistics park, Poland witnessed higher growth of warehousing stock of about 17% in 2020.

Demand in US for automation is basically contributed through presence of large number of manufacturing companies utilizing logistics automation accounting for the country’s GDP. Growth in e-commerce as mentioned above in due to covid-19 witnessed approximately 30% increase.

In Asia, China is the world’s largest industrial robots market and the Robot density in China is surpassing global average. In other countries too, investment by manufacturing companies in automation solutions, health care industries, and for improving their supply chain network and logistic process through the adoption of logistics automation is expected to lead the market growth.  


By Components

  • Hardware integrated Systems
  • Software
  • Services

By Services

  • Consulting Services
  • Implementation Services
  • Support and Maintenance

By Function

  • Warehouse Management System
  • Transportation Management

By Transport

  • Air
  • Road
  • Sea

By End-user Industry

  • Retail and E-commerce
  • Oil and Gas
  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

Based on Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Questions Answered

  • What are the leading companies in the logistics automation market?

    Eyesee Hardis Group (France), 6 River Systems (US), ABB (Switzerland), BEUMER Group (Germany), Blue Yonder (US), E&K Automation (Germany), Falcon Autotech (India), GreyOrange, etc.

  • Which countries are expected to scale the logistics automation growth?

    US, UK, France, Germany, China, and India are among the leading logistics automation markets.

  • What are the types of end user industries impacting the growth of logistics automation?

    Automotive, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas are among the leading end-users

  • What are the types of components in the logistics automation?

    Hardware integrated Systems, Software and Services.

  • What are the services for logistics automation?

    Consulting Services, Implementation Services, Support and Maintenance.

The reports at TMR Research provide qualitative solutions that break the barriers of doubt or uncertainties when the stakeholders plan to expand their growth reach. The researchers compile the necessary information that enlightens the CXOs about the current growth opportunities in a specific market and enables them to make the most of the opportunities.

TMR Research is a leader in developing well-researched reports. The expertise of the researchers at TMR Research makes the report stand out from others. TMR Research reports help the stakeholders and CXOs make impactful decisions through a unique blend of innovation and analytical thinking. The use of innovation and analytical thinking while structuring a report assures complete and ideal information of the current status of the market to the stakeholders.

TMR Research has rich experience in developing state-of-the-art reports for a wide array of markets and sectors. The brilliance of the experts at TMR Research and their alacrity to conduct thorough research and create phenomenal reports makes TMR Research better than others.

5-Point Growth Formula

The 5-point growth formula developed by TMR Research provides an insight to the stakeholders and CXOs about the current situation in the market. The growth formula makes the report a perfect companion for the stakeholders and CXOs.

The 5-point growth formula includes the following points:

  • Current and Future Threats
  • Accurate Trend Analysis
  • Regional Assessment
  • Industrial Analogy
  • COVID-19 Impact

Current and Future Threats

Along with studying the opportunities necessary for growth, threats are also an important aspect to look upon for the companies and stakeholders in a specific sector. TMR Research studies every negative aspect that will hinder the growth of a specific area of business and includes it in the report. The stakeholders and CXOs will have the benefit of assessing the threat and take the necessary steps to prevent the hindrance caused due to the threats.

Accurate Trend Analysis

Keeping up with the latest trends is crucial in any business or sector. While stakeholders are aware of the trends that are on the surface, TMR Researchers find trends that are deeply entrenched in the particular market or sector. The reports are constantly updated with the latest trends so that the stakeholders and CXOs can derive benefits from the trends and generate good revenues.

Regional Assessment

Demography forms an important part of the growth pattern of all the markets. Diving deep into the demographics enables maximum output from specific areas. The TMR Research team assesses every region and picks out the vital points that have a large impact on the growth of a market.

Industrial Analogy

The analysts at TMR Research conduct an all-round analysis on the competitive landscape of the market. The observations recorded by the analysts are added to the reports so that every stakeholder gets a glimpse of the competitive scenario and frame their business plans according to the situation.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the growth projections of numerous sectors and businesses. The analysts at TMR Research have conducted a conscientious survey on the markets after the pandemic struck. The analysts have put forth their brilliant and well-researched opinions in the report. The opinions will help the stakeholders to plan their strategy accordingly.

The reports offer answers to the top 7 questions that revolve around the growth of the market

  • What are the diverse growth parameters influencing the market?
  • Which regions will contribute largely to the growth of the market
  • What are the recent innovations and technological advancements in the market?
  • What are the emerging trends across the market?
  • How has COVID-19 affected the market?
  • What will be the post-pandemic scenario of the market?
  • What are the major threats that will dent the growth prospects of the market?