Forecast 2014 – 2025 / Robotics Food Market by Type of Robot by Application (Packaging, Repackaging, Palletizing, Picking, food Processing).
The volume of the global food robotics market was estimated at $ 1,172.9 million. In 2016, it is expected to grow at a CAGR level of 13.1% during the forecast period. It is expected that the growing emphasis on increasing the operational efficiency of production and the growing demand for packaged products will lead to an increase in the food market.
Innovative technologies in food products
The rapid changes that take place in robotics and the introduction of innovative technologies and advanced automation technology, making the demand for robotic systems in the food industry. These technologies help users to automate various industrial applications, such as palletizing, packaging and processing. They also reduce the dependence on the labor industries and help maintain the quality of the products.
The measures taken by several governments to ensure the safety of food increase the demand for automation solutions. This technology helps the food and processing industries achieve production goals and ensure consistency in product quality.
The increasing introduction of robotic systems for various industrial operations has created a demand for robotic food systems. The rapid changes in technology and the need for efficiency in the operation of the main power industry to the development of automation systems, such as the hinge, in parallel, SCARA and cylindrical.
The automated systems used in the food industry are dedicated to the processing of heavy materials, packaging and space, as well as complex technological needs. The capabilities and functions of automated systems vary according to the requirements of the industry.
The North American market is expected to grow significantly along with the regions of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. According to forecasts, SCARA and parallel robots will grow at a significant growth rate during the forecast period. A growing number of well-known manufacturers and the availability of a well-established infrastructure are the main causes of market growth in the North American region.
Type of information about robots
The types of robots used in the food market are articulated in parallel, SCARA, cylindrical and other robots. They have different load capacity and are designed for various operations in the food industry.
It is expected that a significant growth of SCARA, parallel and cylindrical segments, is expected during the forecast period. Articulated segment was the largest market share in 2016 due to the wide use of articulated systems for palletization and material handling.
The load capacity of robots is the weight that a robotic arm can lift. Dependent payload in the task it performs. The payload segment is divided into categories of low, medium and heavy payloads. The low, medium and heavy payload systems have a load capacity of 0 to 10 kg, from 10 kg to 100 kg and more than 100 kg respectively.
It is expected that during the forecast period, the low and medium load capacity segments are expected to increase faster. The systems of packaging, repackaging, selection and implementation of applications are considered low and medium capacity systems. It is expected that the trend of using these automated systems will contribute to the growth of the general food market.
The packaging segment is expected to grow faster than the CAGR compared to other applications. The demand for packaged foods is a key factor in the growth of the segment. The use of robotic systems for packaging allows to increase production capacity, reduce losses and uniformity of packaging.
The segment of the application consists of packaging, repackaging, packaging, collection and processing. It is expected that the increased use of automated solutions in the food industry will lead to the reconditioning and processing segments during the forecast period.
Regional research in European food market
The European market accounted for the largest market share in 2016 due to food safety standards and increased labor costs in the region. It is expected that the regulatory measures adopted in the field of food safety in the European market will stimulate the demand for automated systems. The growth of labor costs in the food industry stimulates the market to introduce automated systems in the European market.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to become the fastest growing market during the forecast period. The growing disposable income increases the demand for packaged and processed food products in emerging economies, and therefore even more impact on the introduction of automation technology to increase food production capacity.
The main players in the food market are ABB Group, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Fanuc Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Industries, Incorporated Rockwell Automation and others.
Increase in the application of automation technology for food and industrial stores stimulate market growth. A growing number of key players in the market affect the competition, as service providers are spending on research and development activities for the introduction of innovative solutions to meet the needs of the industry.
The growing demand for automated processes and the economic growth of emerging economies offer opportunities for growth for manufacturers. Robotic system system providers are based in developed countries, such as Japan, Germany and the United States.