North America Conveyors Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The North America Conveyors market is segmented by Product Type (Belt, Roller, Pallet, and Overhead), End-User Industry (Airport, Retail, Automotive, Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, and Mining), and Country.

North America Conveyors Industry Overview

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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 9.57 %

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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North America Conveyors Market Analysis

The North America Conveyors market is expected to register a CAGR of 9.57% over the forecast period from 2020 to 2025. With the rapid growth in stock-keeping units (SKUs), wholesalers and distributors find it difficult to make informed decisions about their operations. This drives the requirement for smarter use of labor, equipment, and technology. The main factors driving the demand for automated material-handling systems, such as conveyors, are cost savings, labor efficiency, and space constraints.

  • Modern manufacturing facilities in North America rely on new technologies and innovations to produce higher quality products at faster speeds, with lower costs. Implementing more smart software and hardware proves to be the only feasible way to survive in the current competitive market. This technology provides the manufacturers in North America with many significant and measurable benefits, such as increased throughput of materials and decreased operating costs and. Optimizing the first mile, using material-handling automation, improves company profitability and customer satisfaction throughout the warehouses in North America.
  • With the increase in air traffic (from almost 769 million in 2009 to approximately 1.1 billion in 2019), according to the United States Department of Transportation, coupled with the substantial increase in air freight, the United States will invest in the expansion of its existing airports and the construction of new ones, during the forecast period. The investment is expected to drive the market for conveyors in the country. Canada's trade-based economy and tourism are witnessing very high demands from emerging markets, such as India, Mexico, and Brazil. With the increase in international air traffic and Canada being the hub for traffic between Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the government is planning to capitalize on this potential, thereby driving the region's demand for conveyors.
  • In November 2019, US-based material handling equipment provider, Sweet Manufacturing Co, launched its new Enclosed Belt Conveyor, which expands its offering of conveyors, which includes Flite-Veyor Flat Bottom Drag Conveyors, Flite-Veyor Round Bottom Conveyors, Formed Channel Belt Conveyors, and Quick-Key Spool Belt Conveyors. The fully-enclosed belt conveyor with patent-pending design features idler access doors, auxiliary belt alignment rollers, a self-cleaning tail, heavy-duty liners, and built-in sensor ports. In the recent Virtual interpack Booth 2020, US-based Dorner Mfg Corp showcased its 2200 Series, FlexMove, and the AquaGard 7350 V2 Series conveyor systems. The company is mainly targeting applications in food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, consumer goods (non-food), industrial goods, packaging and packaging production, and confection and bakery industries.
  • Honeywell Intelligrated Technology Study released in July 2020 revealed that warehouses, distribution centers, and e-commerce fulfillment providers anticipate boosting automation investments such as conveyors as they optimize operations and address social distancing guidelines. Two-thirds of e-commerce companies are willing to invest more in automation due to increasing consumer expectations. More than half of United States companies are increasingly open to investing in automation to survive evolving market conditions by the COVID-19 pandemic. While almost all companies have experienced positive business outcomes from automation solutions they have implemented, the cost is the most considerable restraint to further investment. According to the study, more than half of the consumer-packaged goods industry sees the value of implementation as a significant barrier in automation.

North America Conveyors Industry Segments

Conveyor systems are mechanical devices or assemblies that are used to transport various materials with little effort. There are different kinds of conveyor systems, usually consisting of a frame that supports either wheels, rollers, or a belt, upon which the materials move from one place to another. The scope of the study is currently focused exclusively on the North American region.

Product Type
Belt
Roller
Pallet
Overhead
End-User
Airport
Retail
Automotive
Manufacturing
Food and Beverage
Pharmaceuticals
Mining
Country
United States
Canada

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North America Conveyors Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the North America Conveyors Market according to our research experts:

Retail is Expected to Hold Significant Share

  • The significant growth of the United States retail and e-commerce sector and warehouse expansion is becoming a primary driver of market growth. Most of the region's retailers are planning to automate their warehouse establishments, rather than expanding, in such high-priced a rental environment. According to the Robo Business Warehouse Automation Report, almost around 80% of the United States' warehouses are still manually operated. Only 15% of all the warehouse establishments were mechanized, and not more than 5% were automated. This provides a long runway for the conveyor market to grow consistently across the country over the forecast period.
  • Retail is one of the major industries, wherein the requirement for conveyors and sortation is essential. It immensely helps online retailers to sort goods and increase good delivery efficiency. Furthermore, retailers are increasingly investing in expanding warehouse space. For example, Blackstone Group invested USD 18.7 billion on 179 million square feet of the US warehouse space to cater to the country's growing retail demand. Amazon.com Inc is another such example, adopting automation techniques to solve its warehouse growing problems. The company is rolling out automated material handling machines and has added many advanced conveyor technologies to its warehouses in recent years.
  • In 2019, near to 312 million internet users used the web from the United States, up from almost 287 million in 2017; the United States is one of the biggest online markets globally, ranking only behind India and China in terms of online audience size (Internet World Stats, 2019). With strengthening the logistics network and growing internet penetration, there is significant scope for automation of this region's sector. In the Canadian retail industry, rising labor costs, waning employee productivity, and the need for building more prominent distribution centers to accommodate the increasing number of items being sold in its supermarkets are expected to drive the demand for conveyor solutions.
  • The National Retail Federation estimates that sales from over 1 million retail establishments in the United States could reach more than USD 3.8 trillion in 2019. Additionally, retail industry sales are expected to increase between 3.8% and 4.4%, with e-commerce retail sales expected to grow by 10-12% during the forecast period. Numerous growth opportunities exist in the US retail market for retail providers of all sizes, including individual direct sellers or direct marketers, large 'big-box' store operators, and small- to medium-sized franchise unit owners. Such factors are expected to augment the conveyors market in the retail space of the region.
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United States is Expected to Hold Major Share

  • United States is one of the major investors and innovators in the North American conveyor market owing to the high rate of technological advancements among regional conveyor manufacturers, such as automation, AI, and machine learning, and are rapidly driving the industry forward. Increasing demand for advanced conveyor systems and ever-increasing labor costs with the inconvenience of employing a manual workforce in North America is further driving the US conveyor market.
  • The growing adoption of industrial automation to enhance efficiency in the manufacturing and processing sectors is also fuelling the investment in conveying equipment. For instance, the Coca-Cola Company deployed conveyor belts in its manufacturing facilities for bulk handling of products, helped the company increase productivity, and eliminated spillage. The stringent US government regulation for the end-user industry, concerning safety, is also bringing advancement into the market.
  • For instance, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is expected to transform food and beverage companies by shifting the attention from responding to foodborne illness and foreign material contamination to preventing it. As a result, cleanability and sanity have become the biggest priorities of belt manufacturers in the US. Stainless steel also emerged as a popular belt type for food processing in the country. The US post offices also witnessed a 60% energy savings in parcel-handling applications after employing roller conveyors.
  • Space constraints, especially for warehouses and the increasing cost of commercial space leasing, are forcing the US end-user industries to invest in the studied market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total number of warehouses in the United States increased from 18,171 in 2018 to 18,741 in 2019. As warehouse spaces' availability diminishes, the demand for conveyor systems in the country is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period.
  • With significant growth in the country's end-user industries, most global players are making some alliances or partnerships to expand its presence. For instance, in March 2019, the Finland-based Rocla Oy partnered with UniCarriers Americas (UCA) to offer its solutions to the North American market. Product innovation is still a differentiation factor among the market vendors; hence, the country is witnessing a high product innovation rate.
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North America Conveyors Market Competitor Analysis

The North America Conveyors market is highly competitive, owing to the presence of multiple domestic and international companies. The market appears to be moderately fragmented, with significant players adopting strategies like product innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Some of the major players in the market are Daifuku Co. Ltd, Honeywell Intelligrated Inc., Schaefer Systems International, Inc., among others.

  • February 2020 - Honeywell Intelligrated showcased a vertical reciprocating conveyor transports totes from lower to upper levels, where a SuperPick robot from Soft Robotics picks and places items into order containers.
  • January 2020 - Material Handling Systems Inc. launched a new singulation solution, Activated Roller Belt (ARB) Large Parcel Singulator, for high-throughput parcel operations. It helps in transforming a bulk flow of packages into a single-file stream, critical for high-throughput operations.

North America Conveyors Market Top Players

  1. Daifuku Co. Ltd

  2. Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

  3. Honeywell Intelligrated Inc.

  4. Dorner Mfg. Corp.

  5. Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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North America Conveyors Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Handling Larger Volumes of Goods and Improving Productivity

      2. 4.2.2 Rapid Growth of E-commerce

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Implementation

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.5.5 Threat of Substitutes

    6. 4.6 Assessment on the impact due to COVID-19

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Belt

      2. 5.1.2 Roller

      3. 5.1.3 Pallet

      4. 5.1.4 Overhead

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Airport

      2. 5.2.2 Retail

      3. 5.2.3 Automotive

      4. 5.2.4 Manufacturing

      5. 5.2.5 Food and Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Pharmaceuticals

      7. 5.2.7 Mining

    3. 5.3 Country

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Daifuku Co. Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Honeywell Intelligrated Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Dorner Mfg. Corp.

      6. 6.1.6 BEUMER Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Bastian Solutions, Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Interlake Mecalux (Mecalux, S.A.)

      9. 6.1.9 KNAPP Inc.,

      10. 6.1.10 Swisslog Logistics Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Kardex Remstar, LLC

      12. 6.1.12 Viastore Systems Inc.

      13. 6.1.13 Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc.

      14. 6.1.14 Material Handling Systems Inc.

      15. 6.1.15 Precision Inc.

      16. 6.1.16 Sweet Manufacturing Company

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  8. 8. FUTURE OF THE MARKET

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North America Conveyors Market Research FAQs

The North America Conveyors Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The North America Conveyors Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.57% over the next 5 years.

Daifuku Co. Ltd, Schaefer Systems International, Inc., Honeywell Intelligrated Inc., Dorner Mfg. Corp., Murata Machinery USA, Inc. are the major companies operating in North America Conveyors Market.

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