Global Food and Beverage Robotic System Integration Market for Pick and Place Application - Insights
Robot system integration is a method of programming and supplying industrial robots for performing manufacturing tasks autonomously. The global food and beverage robotic system integration market for pick and place application is estimated to generate revenue of US$ 17.5 million in 2017 from US$ 15.8 million in 2016. The market is expected to generate revenue of US$ 40.1 million by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.91% over the forecast period.
The adoption for robotic system integrator in manufacturing and processing of food and beverages is increasing, owing to increased efficiency, reduced errors, no requirement for clean and contamination free production area, efficient process management, appropriate usage of raw materials, reduced waste, and depletion in production time offered by robotic integration. This in turn, results in enhanced levels of production. For instance, in 2003, a grading system was developed using robots, which segregates deciduous fruits such as peaches, pears, and apples. This system automatically segregates the fruits by inspecting all sides of the fruit and placing them in their respective crates for further process. In this grading system, robot’s maximum speed is 1 m/s and its stroke is around 1.2 m. Within 2.7 seconds, the robot can transfer 12 fruits to their respective trays and takes 0.4 seconds to move the product down to the conveyor line. The robotic arm returns back to its original place after releasing the fruit, within 1 second. The pick and place robots complete the entire operation in 4.25 seconds. As per this calculation, one set of pick and place robot can process around 10, 000 fruits per hour.
Figure. Global Food and Beverage Robotic System Integration Market for Pick and Place Application Share, by Region, 2017, US$ Million.
Source: Coherent Market Insights
North America held a dominant position in the food and beverage robotic system integration market for pick and place application market in 2016.
On the basis of geography, the food and beverage robotic system integration market for pick and place application market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. The Europe region held a dominant position in the market in 2016 and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The market in the region is estimated to generate revenue of US$ 4.82 million in 2017, and is expected to reach US$ 11.12 million by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 11.02% over the forecast period. Increasing industrial robots in European region plays a major role for the growth of the pick and place integrator market. Germany is one of the key countries generating revenue in the market in the region and holds the fifth position in the global robotic market. According to International Federation of Robotics, 20,105 units of industrial robots were sold in 2015. Similarly, Italy, France, Spain, the U.K. are some of the key countries, which recorded industrial robotic sales of 6,700 units, 3,045 units, 3,800 units, and 1,645 units, respectively. Increasing sales of robots is in turn, increasing the adoption of these robots in the food and beverage industry. Thus, the market for food and beverage robotic system integration market for pick and place application is growing rapidly.
Key Players in the Market
Major players operating in the global food and beverage robotic system integration market for pick and place application market include Blueprint Automation, Bradman Lake Group, EPIC Systems, Inc., Fallas Automation, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, Simplimatic Automation, JLS Automation, KLEENLine, Shuttleworth, LLC., Multivac, Stelram Engineering Ltd, RobotWorx, RightHand Robotics, Inc., PWR Pack Ltd., Bastian Solutions, Inc., iNova Microsystems Pte. Ltd., AMF Bakery Systems, and Gerhard Schubert GmbH.
Robotic system integration is a method of programming and supplying industrial robots to enable the autonomous performance of manufacturing tasks. High labor cost in developed economies and dearth of skilled human workforce in emerging economies is a major factor driving growth of the food and beverage robotic system integration market for pick and drop application. According to a report by International Federation of Robotics published in 2013, companies have been cutting back on low-paid, low-skill jobs ever since the global recession began. Apparently, this was a common scenario during recessions. Manufacturers increasingly adopted robots to improve the efficiency of their existing workforce. However, this led to the creation of skilled robotics jobs in the manufacturing, electronics, and food industries. In 2014, as per the report Deciphering Labor and Skill Shortages in Asia published by Workforce Analytics Institute (WAI), skilled labor is in high demand across emerging countries in Asia. This is attributed to scarcity of skilled labors and educated individuals in emerging economies. In several countries in the Asian region, the share of the population that are educated beyond secondary level is below 8%. Further analysis by the coherent market insights , in 2014 — states that lack of skilled workforce has created difficult in filling vacancies for 45% of employers in the Asia Pacific region. In India, this number soared to 61% of employers, while in Brazil 68% had trouble recruiting the required workforce. To overcome this shortage, emerging economies have to narrow the skills gap.
Among end-use industry, the beverage industry segment is project to exhibit highest CAGR of 11.31% over the forecast period. Growing population and increasing inclination of consumers towards bottled or canned beverages that specifically include juice, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, coffee, tea, beer, wine, and spirits, are expected to present high growth prospects to the manufacturers of beverages. In order to meet the growing demand for beverages, manufacturers are focusing on automating the packaging processes in all the three stages, namely primary, secondary, and tertiary segments. This in turn, is expected to fuel the demand for pick and place robotic system integrator in industrial processes.
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.