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Worldwide Industry for Piece Picking Robots to 2025 - Collaborative Robots to Drive the Market -

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Piece Picking Robots Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to's offering.

The global piece picking robots market was valued at USD 95.3 million in 2019 and it is expected to reach USD 1677.2 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 62.5%, during the period of 2020-2025.

With the requirement for e-commerce and product assortment quickly growing, the demand for piece-picking solutions has grown substantially. Additionally, labor deficits in the logistics industry, including securing employees for ordinary tasks such as picking, have become a hurdle for warehouse managers.

Companies Mentioned

  • Plus One Robotics Inc.
  • Kindred Systems Inc.
  • Universal Robots A/S
  • XYZ Robotics Inc.
  • Righthand Robotics Inc.
  • Berkshire Grey Inc.
  • Robomotive BV
  • Lyro Robotics Pty Ltd.
  • Knapp AG
  • Grey Orange Pte. Ltd.
  • Handplus Robotics
  • Dematic Group (KION Group AG)
  • Nomagic Inc.
  • Fizyr B.V.
  • Mujin Inc.
  • Nimble Robotics Inc.
  • Swisslog
  • Karakuri
  • Osaro
  • Covariant
  • SSI Schaefer

Key Market Trends

Collaborative Robots to Drive the Market

  • Collaborative mobile robots augment humans' work to improve accuracy and by leading warehouse associates to correct pick locations and to utilize UPC scanning, further reducing human error. As, according to HMC Investment Securities, it is expected that, by 2025, the global co-bot market size will reach around USD 12.8 billion, the Piece Picking Robots Market is envisioned to get a boost.
  • While the collaborative robot market is relatively new, it's poised for massive growth over the next 10 years. Collaborative robots are robots capable of safely working alongside human workers and becoming more sophisticated and useful inside and outside of factory settings. Collaborative robots are advancing in capability while simultaneously becoming cheaper and more widely available. These two determinants are vital contributors to the explosive market growth ahead.
  • With collaborative piece-picking robots, there is an opportunity to introduce automation into the current pick environment, not disrupt or rearrange the setup, and witness significant productivity gains.
  • DHL has beenone of the early adopters of collaborative robots in its warehouse. In 2018, DHL Supply Chain announced a plan to invest USD 300 million inro emerging technologies in its North American operations. They rolled out an accelerated digitalization program that identified 14 target technologies - seven of which involve collaborative robotics - that can be fast-tracked into customers' operations.
  • There are quite a few applications where collaborative robots are being deployed: packing, quality testing, material handling, machine tending, assembly, welding, and others. Among these, the material handling segment is expected to experience the most significant growth in collaborative robot installments.

North America to Account for High Market Share

  • The piece picking robots to combine cobots and mobile robots in warehouses and e-commerce fulfillment facilities has benefited the North American region. Most of the USA robots are imported from Japan and Europe (source: IFR, Sept 2020). Although the presence of numerous important robot system integrators.
  • The 3PL companies in the region are increasingly looking at different customer profiles to understand the best applications from their perspectives. Also, multiple trends, such as making investments, encouraging hackathons, trend communities, and startup labs, are being observed. For instance, in 2018, DHL Supply Chain announced a multi-year plan to invest USD 300 million in emerging technologies toward North American operations.
  • Likewise, at the same time, intending to develop a productive, efficient, and fully flexible automated warehousing environment, global logistics provider DB Schenker in the United States announced a collaboration with IAM Robotics.
  • Further, labor shortages and the need for quick turnaround, high expectations from DCs are expected. As warehouses have a high injury rate, as per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the rate of recordable illness and injury cases in the warehousing and storage sector was 5.1 out of every 100 workers back in 2017.

Key Topics Covered:





4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Automation Industry at a Global level and in Europe

4.5 Market Drivers

4.5.1 A Shift from Full-case or Pallet Picking to Piece Flow and Improved Technology Investments

4.5.2 Increasing Investments in Automation

4.6 Market Challenges

4.6.1 Slower Speeds, Inability of the Grippers to Deal with Unusual Items, and Reliability Issues


5.1 Type of Robot

5.1.1 Collaborative

5.1.2 Mobile and others

5.2 End-user Vertical

5.2.1 Pharmaceutical

5.2.2 Retail/Warehousing/Distribution Centers/Logistics Centers

5.2.3 Other End-user Verticals

5.3 Geography

5.3.1 North America

5.3.2 Europe

5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

5.3.4 Rest of the World


6.1 Company Profiles



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Last Updated: 07-Jan-2021