The Middle East and Africa automated material handling systems is expected to reach USD 3.85 billion by 2021, growing at a rate of 10.57% in the forecast period 2016-2021. Automated material handling refers to the usage of electronic equipment and automated machinery to manage the material processing. It reduces human efforts for operations like production, handling, storing and shipping of the materials. Primary goals of AMHS are the improvement of productivity, product quality, workers’ safety, reduction in operating costs, labor costs, manufacturing lead time, etc. Automated guided vehicles, conveyors, computerized inventory systems, scanning and sorting machinery, robots in toxic environments, shipping and receiving equipment, etc., are a few examples of AHMS.
The automated material handling systems market has been driven by many factors such as rapid rising rate of automation adaption in many industrial sectors across the world, improved safe working conditions in industrial facilities, developments in areas like robotics, wireless technologies, flexible electronics, driverless vehicles, etc. The expanding applications of e-Commerce prompt the firms to react quickly regarding outgoing & returns logistics and simplifying the ordering processes. Automatic warehouses, as well as, the distribution systems serve the logistic requirements of the e-Commerce sector. The increasing demand for a variety of AHM systems prompts the manufacturers to focus on innovation to withstand the competition demonstrates a great promise for the growth opportunities in the industry.
The growth of automated material handling market is being hindered by certain factors such as high investment and maintenance costs for equipment, rising prices and availability of equipment for lease, etc. However, the investment for automation is often considered as a technology upgrade rather than as a stand-alone application. The challenge for the end-user is to choose the apt technology which suffices the business requirements and optimizing the balance between the cost and performance of the AHMS.
The automated material handling systems market is segmented by the following criteria: equipment, end-user industry vertical, type of operation and geographical location. The AMHS market, on the basis of equipment, is segmented into automated guided vehicle systems (unit load carriers, tow vehicles, pallet trucks, assembly line vehicles, fork lift vehicles, clamp vehicles and others), automated storage & retrieval systems (unit load AS/RS, mini-load AS/RS, carousel type AS/RS, robotic AS/RS, tunnel style systems and others), conveyor & sortation systems (belt, pallet, screw, overhead, crescent, roller and others), robotic systems (palletizing, pick & place service, case packing and others). By the end-user industry, the AMHS market has been segmented as automotive, retail, transportation & logistics, healthcare & life sciences, manufacturing, energy and others. Regarding the type of operation performed by AMHS, the market has been segmented into packaging, assembly, storage & handling, distribution, transportation and others.
The geographical coverage of the automated material handling systems market in the Middle East & Africa region includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Israel and others. The automotive industry in African (and Middle Eastern) countries, such as South Africa, is a global super charged engine for the manufacture and export of vehicles and components. Major multinational firms are now using sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle Eastern countries to source components and assemble vehicles for the local and international markets. This is one of the major propelling factors for the growth of automated material handling systems market in the region.
The key market players include –
- Daifuku Co.Ltd
- Beumer Group
- Kardex AG
- Murata Machinery Ltd.
Key Deliverables of the Study:
• Market definition of automated material handling and storage systems in Middle East & Africa market, along with market drivers and restraints.
• Market segmentation and the corresponding market share analysis.
• Region-specific competitive market analysis of automated material handling and storage systems in the Middle East & Africa market.
• Analysis of the key factors that influence the market scenario, along with the growth opportunities.
• Identifying the market leaders and analysing their strategic moves and their market share.
• Coverage of the market landscape, along with the geographical foot print, key growth strategies and competitive market share analysis.
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics & Trends
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Market Opportunities
4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model
4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.6.3 Threat from New Entrants
4.6.4 Threat from Substitute Product Types
4.6.5 Competitive Rivalry Within the Industry
4.7 Industry Policies
5. Technology Overview
5.1 Technology Snapshot
5.2 Recent Developments
6. Middle East And Africa Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented by Equipment
6.1 Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGV Systems)
6.1.1 Unit Load Carriers
6.1.2 Tow Vehicles
6.1.3 Pallet Trucks
6.1.4 Assembly Line Vehicles
6.1.5 Fork Lift Vehicles
6.1.6 Clamp Vehicles
6.2 Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
6.2.1 Unit Load AS/RS
6.2.2 Mini Load AS/RS
6.2.3 Carousel Type AS/RS
6.2.4 Robotic AS/RS
6.2.5 Tunnel Style Systems
6.3 Conveyor & Sortation Systems
6.4 Robotic Systems
6.4.2 Pick & Place Service
6.4.3 Case Packing
7. Middle East and Africa Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented by End-User Applications
7.3 Transportation & Logistics
7.4 Healthcare & Lifesciences
8. Middle East and Africa Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented by Type of Operation
8.3 Storage & Handling
9. Middle East And Africa Automated Material Handling Systems - Segmented by Geography
9.2 Saudi Arabia
9.3 South Africa
10. Key Vendor Profiles
10.1 Swisslog Holdings AG
10.2 Murata Machinery USA, Inc.
10.3 Siemens AG
10.4 Kiva Systems (Amazon)
10.5 Beumer Group
10.6 Dematic Group
10.8 Mecalux S.A
10.9 SSI Schaefer
10.11 Kardex AG
10.12 Bosch Rexroth
10.13 JBT Corporation
10.14 Amerden Group
10.15 Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
10.16 Daifuku Webb Holding Co.
10.17 Toyota Material Handling USA
11. Vendor Market Share
12. Investor Outlook
12.1 Investment Scenario
12.2 Recent Mergers & Acquisitions
13. Future of Automated Material Handling Systems