Global Warehouse Automation Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Hardware and Software), By Application (Automotive, Food and beverage, E-Commerce, Pharmaceutical, and Others), By End-User (Retailers and Manufacturers & Distributors), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Automotive & Transportation


Global Warehouse Automation Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Warehouse Automation Market Size was valued at USD 16.43 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is Growing at a CAGR of 15.1% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Warehouse Automation Market Size is expected to reach USD 67.05 Billion by 2032
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to Grow the fastest during the forecast period

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The Global Warehouse Automation Market is expected to reach USD 67.05 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 15.1% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.


Market Overview

Warehouse automation involves the use of various technologies and systems to optimize the processes of storage, retrieval, and movement of goods within a warehouse or distribution center. This includes the use of robots, conveyor systems, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), barcode scanners, and software systems for inventory management and control. Warehouse automation aims to increase efficiency, accuracy, and speed of operations, reduce labor costs and errors, and improve customer service. With the growth of e-commerce and online retail, warehouse automation has become increasingly important to meet the demands of fast-paced and competitive markets.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for warehouse automation market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the warehouse automation market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the warehouse automation market.


Global Warehouse Automation Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 16.43 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:15.1%
2032 Value Projection:USD 67.05 Billion
Historical Data for:2019-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:130
Segments covered:By Component, By Application, By End-User, By Region, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies Covered:Dematic Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., KUKA AG, KNAPP AG, Daifuku Co. Ltd., Murata Machinery Ltd., Bastian Solutions LLC, Swisslog Holding AG, Vanderlande Industries BV, BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG, SSI Schaefer Group, Fives Intralogistics Corp., Mecalux SA, TGW Logistics Group GmbH, Siemens AG,  Amazon Robotics LLC, GreyOrange Pte. Ltd., Fetch Robotics, Inc., Locus Robotics, RightHand Robotics, Inc.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The warehouse automation market is driven by several factors including the increasing demand for faster and more efficient order fulfillment, the need to reduce labor costs and errors, and the growing popularity of e-commerce. Other drivers include the need for better inventory control, improved safety in the workplace, and the adoption of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). The rising trend of omnichannel retailing, which requires seamless integration between online and offline channels, is also fueling the demand for warehouse automation. Additionally, government initiatives promoting the adoption of automation in various industries are further propelling the growth of the warehouse automation market.


Restraining Factors

Despite the growing demand for warehouse automation, there are several restraints that can hinder the market growth. One of the main challenges is the high cost of implementing automated systems, which can be a significant investment for businesses. Other restraints include the lack of skilled labor to operate and maintain the systems, the complexity of integrating multiple technologies, and concerns over data security and privacy. Additionally, the reluctance of some traditional businesses to adopt new technologies, along with regulatory barriers, can also limit the growth of the warehouse automation market.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the hardware segment accounted for around 52.3% market share

On the basis of components, the global warehouse automation market is segmented into hardware and software. The hardware segment is dominating the market with the largest market share in 2022. This can be attributed to the widespread adoption of automation hardware such as automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyor systems, and robots in warehouses and distribution centers worldwide. The hardware segment offers several benefits such as increased efficiency, accuracy, speed of operations, and reduction in labor costs and errors. With the rising demand for faster and more efficient order fulfillment, the need for advanced hardware systems in the warehouse automation market.


  • In 2022, the e-commerce segment dominated with more than 32.5% market share

Based on application, the global warehouse automation market is segmented into automotive, food and beverage, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and others. Out of this, the e-commerce segment is dominating the market with the largest market share in 2022. The rise of e-commerce has led to an increase in demand for fast and efficient order fulfillment, which has driven the adoption of warehouse automation technologies. E-commerce businesses require advanced systems for inventory management, order processing, and logistics to meet the demands of customers for timely and accurate deliveries. The use of automation technologies in e-commerce also helps to reduce labor costs, minimize errors, and improve overall efficiency. As online retail continues to grow, the e-commerce segment of the warehouse automation market is expected to maintain its dominant position.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Warehouse Automation Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America held the largest market with more than 29.6% revenue share in 2022.


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Based on region, North America has held the largest market share in the warehouse automation market due to several factors. The region is home to some of the world's largest e-commerce companies, such as Amazon and Walmart, which have led the way in adopting advanced warehouse automation technologies. The region also has a highly developed logistics infrastructure and a mature industrial sector, which has driven the adoption of automation technologies in warehouses and distribution centers. Additionally, favorable government initiatives, such as tax incentives and grants, have encouraged businesses to invest in warehouse automation. With the continued growth of e-commerce and the need for efficient logistics and supply chain management, the North American market is expected to remain a key player in the warehouse automation industry.


Recent Developments

In September 2022, the Alstef Group and Falcon Autotech announced a strategic technological joint venture for parcel sorting solutions. The Alstef Group is a leading provider of integrated baggage handling systems and the Falcon Autotech is a leading developer of intralogistics automation solutions. In accordance with a distribution agreement that is unique to Alstef Group, Falcon Autotech will deploy its Cross-Belt Sorter line in particular geographic areas.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global warehouse automation market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • Dematic Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Daifuku Co. Ltd.
  • Murata Machinery Ltd.
  • Bastian Solutions LLC
  • Swisslog Holding AG
  • Vanderlande Industries BV
  • BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG
  • SSI Schaefer Group
  • Fives Intralogistics Corp.
  • Mecalux SA
  • TGW Logistics Group GmbH
  • Siemens AG
  • Amazon Robotics LLC
  • GreyOrange Pte. Ltd.
  • Fetch Robotics, Inc.
  • Locus Robotics
  • RightHand Robotics, Inc.


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-Users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the global warehouse automation market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Warehouse Automation Market, By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software


Warehouse Automation Market, By Application

  • Automotive
  • Food and beverage
  • E-Commerce
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others


Warehouse Automation Market, By End-User

  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers and Distributors


Warehouse Automation Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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