North America Automated Storage and Retrieval System Market Trends

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Market Trends of North America Automated Storage and Retrieval System Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the North America Automated Storage & Retrieval System Market according to our research experts:

Retail Industry is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • North America's retail market is one of the largest in the world. The country has a high presence of omnichannel vendors that stand to be one of the largest consumers of material handling solutions, such as ASRS. The demand for ASRS is especially high from the e-commerce establishments that require high throughput operations in their fulfillment centers.
  • The United States stands to be one of the major retail markets in the region. It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the country's GDP is generated from retail consumption every year. In the country's e-commerce sector, the sales growth continues to increase more than the physical stores. With automation being the key differentiating factor, there is increasing competition between online and omnichannel retailers.
  • Moreover, high number of online shoppers and extreme internet penetration in the region are expected to be the primary driving factors of the retail industry in the country. Internet penetration in the region was the highest in the world and stood at 89.4%.
  • Further, the retailers in the region have recognized the need for ASRS, thus offering more tangible benefits in the consumer's mind, such as loyalty benefits. The technology has been better integrated with several commerce sites to create a seamless experience.​
  • Some players are investing in developing ASRS due to the sudden increase in demand during the coronavirus pandemic. For instance, in July 2020, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (Ngen) invested USD 5 million in projects leading to the development and production of Automated storage and retrieval systems technologies instead of manually to help stop coronavirus spread.
North America Automated Storage and Retrieval System Market Share

United States Accounts For Largest Market Share

  • According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the US is home to 19,919 airports, including private and public. The largest airport in the United States is the Denver International Airport and sees over 31,000,000 passengers every year. The number of storage retrieval systems used in airports in the country holds a significant global share.
  • Furthermore, the United States, over the forecast period, is expected to witness robust growth in several domestic robotic solutions, owing to the government policies that aim at increasing domestic production rather than importing finished goods.
  • According to RIA estimates, as of September 2020, approximately 293,000 robots were in use in the United States. With the increasing trends toward locally produced robots in the next four years, the country's manufacturing sector is anticipated to create a considerable demand for material handling solutions, including ASRS, in the country.
  • Moreover, e-commerce is a significant driving factor for the demand from automated distribution warehouses, such as ASRS, as consumers seek ever-shorter delivery times. COVID-19-related boosts in online shopping resulted in an additional USD 174.87 billion in e-commerce revenue in 2020 (source: US Commerce Department). The system's ability to maintain an inventory record with accurate tracking has made it valuable to this industry. Along with this, the process of online retail is primarily driven by automated system control by computers, where ASRS can be integrated with simplicity while attaining a high rate of efficiency. These factors combined have led to a massive demand for these systems in the retail industry.
  • Further, other prominent factors, such as steady growth in the wages paid to workers, have made warehouse operators look forward to alternative warehouse management solutions. These factors are anticipated to drive the demand for automation in several end-user industries that are highly dependent on the workforce.
North America Automated Storage and Retrieval System Market Growth

North America Automated Storage and Retrieval System Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)