Global Assembly Line Solutions Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, And Forecasts (2022-2027)

The Global Assembly Line Solutions Market is segmented By Type (Manual Assembly Lines, Semi-automated Assembly Lines, Fully Automated Assembly Lines), By End-user (Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Electronics and Semiconductors, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Others), By Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Rest of the World). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD billion).

Market Snapshot

Assembly Line Solutions Market Overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: >5.5 %
Assembly Line Solutions Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The Global Assembly Line Solutions Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5.5% during the forecast period (2022 -2027). Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in disruptions in availability of labour in manufacturing companies and companies started to invest in automation of assembly line.

American assembly lines have seen significant changes since Henry Ford first used them to innovate the automobile manufacturing in the early 20th century. Today’s assembly lines are fast-paced work environments operating on tight schedules to meet ever-increasing volume goals. Meanwhile, increased automation has nearly eliminated the need for low-skill labour in favour of highly skilled workers who monitor, maintain, and improve on existing automation solutions.

An assembly automation system is a dedicated system utilizing mechanized and automated devices for producing goods and performing various functions in an assembly line. Its basic functionality is an organized approach of assembling goods which is partly automated and partly controlled by humans. For this purpose, automated assembly system performs a series of automated operations for combining multiple components into a single unit which can be used as a final product or sub assembly. Assembly automation is the application of robotics, software, digitalized data, and plant design engineering to manufacturing processes in order to minimize manual labour requirements while maximizing efficiency, safety, and output.

Scope of the Report

An assembly line is a production process that breaks the manufacture of a good into steps that are completed in a pre-defined sequence. Assembly lines are the most commonly used method in the mass production of products. They reduce labor costs because unskilled workers are trained to perform specific tasks. The Global Assembly Line Solutions Market is segmented By Type (Manual Assembly Lines, Semi-automated Assembly Lines, Fully Automated Assembly Lines), By End-user (Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Electronics and Semiconductors, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Others), By Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Rest of the World). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD billion).

By Type
Manual Assembly Lines
Semi-automated Assembly Lines
Fully Automated Assembly Lines
By End-user
Automotive
Industrial Manufacturing
Electronics and Semiconductors
Medical & Pharmaceutical
Others
By Geography
North America
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Latin America
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Demand from Electric Vehicle Companies Driving the Market

Tesla emerged into the EV market in 2003, but it wasn’t until they introduced their mass production Model 3 in 2017 that the market for electric vehicles exploded. Since then, the industry has seen a meteoric rise, growing 67% from 2019 to 2020, and with even greater growth projected into the coming years. In 2021, legacy automakers like Chevy, Ford, Toyota, and others are joining the EV game, along with newcomers like Rivian and Lucid Motors. In many ways, assembling electric vehicles largely follows the same lines of production as their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. However, the big differences emerge at the drivetrain and the battery packs, the latter of which requires a complex fabrication and assembly process.

Robotic assembly is rapidly becoming a mainstay in the automotive section, this includes fully automated systems with machine part tending, semi-automatic systems for predetermined operator involvement, and specialized processes for pressing, torquing, riveting and joining systems. For instance, Ford is spending USD 150 million to refurbish its 53-year-old Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, MI, to mass-produce e-motors. General Motors is also taking a vertically integrated approach with its modular Ultium Drive power train family, which consists of three interchangeable motors.

In Jan 2022, Comau, a member of Stellantis, has deployed an automated e-drive assembly line for Geely Automobile Holdings at its Geely Veremt plant in Ningbo (China), for the end-to-end assembly of the electric motor, gearbox and inverter. Designed in close collaboration with the Geely team, the complete line uses a flexible automatic production system to assemble the permanent magnet motor rotors, gearboxes and electronics drives, in addition to automated quality control and testing. The innovative solution increases the plant’s automation rate from 40% to 80% while delivering a full-scale production capacity of 120,000 assembly jobs per year.

According to industry report, electric vehicles are expected to comprise 60-80% of all new car sales in 2050. The forecast has prompted automakers to look for ways to automate the assembly of e-axle drives, which combine electric motors, transmissions and power electronics in a single unit. This has created opportunities for industrial automation companies such as Comau.

Assembly Line Solutions Market Trends

Assembly Line Automation in Heavy Machinery Manufacturing:

Manufacturing and assembling industrial equipment are tough jobs, so companies integrate automated equipment into strategic areas for welding, material handling, pick and place, and repetitive tasks. Typically, companies use a combination of robotic arms, sensors, conveyance, guided vehicles, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to improve quality, traceability, efficiency, and throughput. Manufacturing heavy equipment like large tractors, combines, and excavators can be dangerous.

Today, many manufacturers follow an overall lean manufacturing strategy, whereby automation is only added to steps in the assembly process where it will add value. In these systems, comprehensive studies are done to determine where automation adds value to the process and areas where it does not — these stations are stripped to basics relying on humans to carry out the tasks.

Stronger-than-expected growth last year has many manufacturers feeling optimistic about 2022. In fact, more than 80 percent of AEM members anticipate rising demand for agricultural and construction equipment over the next year. Specifically, 65 percent predict that demand for agricultural machinery will be above normal, while 44 percent believe demand for construction equipment will be above normal. Many heavy machinery manufacturers are investing in automation to compensate for a lack of workers and to maximize the production capacity of current facilities.

Assembly Line Solutions Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The Global Assembly Line Solutions Market is highly fragmented. ACRO Automation Systems, Inc., Hochrainer GmbH, JR Automation, Central Machines, Inc., Totally Automated Systems are among the major players in the market. The players in the market are involved in competitive strategic developments such as partnerships, new product development, and market expansion to augment their leadership position.

Recent Development

May 2021: Mondragon Assembly is expanding into the USA market. The opening of a new subsidiary in Chicago will enable Mondragon Assembly to provide a closer and personalized service to the customers in the country.

Aug 2021: JR Automation, a leading global systems integrator and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), is pleased to announce that it is uniting its five divisional brands – JR Automation, Esys Automation, Setpoint, FSA Technologies and PSB Technologies – under the singular corporate identity of JR Automation.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. Research Methodology

  3. 3. Executive Summary

  4. 4. Market Insights

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    4. 4.4 Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    6. 4.6 Technology Snapshot

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

  5. 5. Market Segmentation

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Manual Assembly Lines

      2. 5.1.2 Semi-automated Assembly Lines

      3. 5.1.3 Fully Automated Assembly Lines

    2. 5.2 By End-user

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial Manufacturing

      3. 5.2.3 Electronics and Semiconductors

      4. 5.2.4 Medical & Pharmaceutical

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Asia-Pacific

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of the World

  6. 6. Competitive Landscape

    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ACRO Automation Systems, Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Hochrainer GmbH

      3. 6.2.3 JR Automation

      4. 6.2.4 Central Machines, Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Totally Automated Systems

      6. 6.2.6 Fusion Systems Group

      7. 6.2.7 Adescor Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Gemtec GmbH

      9. 6.2.9 Markone Control Systems

      10. 6.2.10 Eriez Manufacturing Co.

      11. 6.2.11 NEVMAT Australia PTY LTD

      12. 6.2.12 RNA Automation

      13. 6.2.13 UMD Automated Systems

      14. 6.2.14 Mondragon Assembly

      15. 6.2.15 Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.

      16. 6.2.16 MechTech Automation Group

      17. 6.2.17 RG-Luma Automation

      18. 6.2.18 BBS Automation

      19. 6.2.19 SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. Market Opportunities and Future Trends

  8. 8. Appendix

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Assembly Line Solutions Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Global Assembly Line Solutions Market is growing at a CAGR of >5.5% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

ACRO Automation Systems, Inc., Hochrainer GmbH, JR Automation, Central Machines, Inc., Totally Automated Systems are the major companies operating in Global Assembly Line Solutions Market.

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