Format: 2016-09-27
Format: 2016-09-27
September 26, 2016 | 55 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9899

Overview of the global material handling equipment market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global material handling equipment market to grow at a steady CAGR of 6% by 2020.  Several end users such as the retail, automotive, and pharmaceutical sectors are incorporating automated technology into material handling equipment. They are automating the entire production process starting from manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. Some of the advanced automation systems include automated storage systems in warehouses, electrical trucks, and forklifts in the pharmaceutical sector, robot delivery systems in food and beverage and baggage transport systems in the airport. Automated material handling equipment maximize the storage capacity and the efficient use of vertical space. The benefits associated with the automation technology across all end-user sectors will boost the growth of AMHE and subsequently the material handling equipment market during the forecast period.

Vendors have come up with various advancements in warehouse data owing to the rapid changes in the consumer landscape. They have introduced telematics solutions and tracking sensors into material handling equipment, which offers data management solutions that help companies effectively manage their fleet and drivers in warehouses. For instance, Owens & Minors, a national distributor of material handling equipment in the US, operates electric forklifts enabled with sensors that tracks information about battery use, truck utilization, and service needs.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly competitive with few major global players and many small vendors who offer a wide range of material handling equipment from manually operated trucks to

September 26, 2016 | 62 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10195

Overview of the global flat pouches market

According to Technavio’s market research analysts, the global flat pouches market will grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the predicted period.  Flat pouches are gaining huge prominence in the packaging industry owing to the increase in demand for convenient packaged products among consumers. Consumers prefer pouches as they are convenient to use, consume, carry, store, and dispose. Flat pouch packs are lightweight and also consume less space other packaging materials. Also, vendors can transport more products with the use of flat pouch packs and minimize their transportation expenses and enhance profit margins. Moreover, the introduction of innovative features, such as zip seal closures and side closures, has augmented the adoption and sales of flat pouches in offices, restaurants, and the pharmaceutical industry.

The packaging companies are focusing towards the development of premium pouches. They are using new and advanced packaging materials and selling these quality products at 3%-4% premium rates. These high-quality products have the highest adoption rate from military and pharmaceutical sectors as they require a longer shelf life. Vendors are coming up with innovative products as these sectors require a wide range of films that are appropriate for oxygen and moisture-sensitive goods. With the growing adoption of new materials for barrier protection and prolonged shelf life, the flat pouches market will also witness a huge growth in the coming years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global flat pouches market is extremely fragmented because of the presence of several domestic and international vendors who compete on the

September 15, 2016 | 67 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10199

Global outlook of the pet care packaging market

According to our analysts, the global market for pet care packaging will experience moderate growth during the forecast period and will post a CAGR of more than 3% by 2020.  Factors such as the advent of new pet food products will result in the growth of this market during the next four years. Our analysts observed that, over the past few years, there was a phenomenal growth in the sales of organic pet foods, which, in turn, led to a rise in the demand for packaging. The focus of pet owners on pet health has led to advances in natural and organic pet foods, as a result of which, many companies have started featuring nutritional tables and food pyramids on the packaging material. Consequently, packaging has become an important tool to communicate the message of quality, taste, and functionality of a product and also for products to stand out on the store shelf.

In terms of geography, our analysts estimate North America to be the largest market for pet care packaging during the forecast period. In this region, the revenue in the pet care industry in 2016 is expected to increase at a rate more than 4% over 2015. Much of this increase can be attributed to the fact that the number of pets (dogs and cats) in the US (178 million) averages out to one pet for every other person in the country’s population of 354 million. As a result, more than 120 pet care companies are currently operating in the US, making this region a leader in the global pet food market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global pet care market is extremely fragmented due to the presence of numerous multinational, regional, and local vendors. In this market, the local players have raised the bar of competition by offering innovative solutions at prices lower than those offered by international players, leading to price wars.  The market also offers ample

September 15, 2016 | 71 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9861

Global outlook of the packaged food traceability market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global packaged food traceability market to grow at a CAGR of around 8% between 2016 and 2020.  There is a growing need for food traceability for public safety due to the rising incidences of food contamination, adulteration, and fraud business to risk management. Traceability is increasingly becoming a norm for all food producers across the globe owing to consumer protection, food safety, and for the management of reputational risks and liability. Food traceability systems help to track the goods in inventory, minimize costs, and refill the stock regularly. Also, these systems help food manufacturers to maintain the quality and consistency of food products and also help in reducing the wastage of food and in preventing food-borne diseases. The growing use of radio frequency identification (RFID) devices for inventory management is one of the latest developments in the market, where the vendors are integrating the technologically advanced RFID devices with Wi-Fi and real-time location technologies to keep track of their products which are attached with RFID tags.

The Americas dominated the market during 2015 and accounted for more than 41% of the total market revenue. The food traceability market in the US is a major revenue contributor to the market in this region as it focuses primarily on barrier properties. With the recent push toward food sustainability, the vendors are emphasizing on product innovations in terms of freshness, quality, food safety inspection, and price. The increase in the demand for packaged food in the region will be a major factor, contributing to the growth of the overall market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors


September 13, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10283

Global outlook of the packaging tape printing market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global packaging tape printing market to grow at a CAGR of almost 6% between 2016 and 2020. The growing importance of shelf appeal and visibility of their products has propelled manufacturers to focus on good packaging and labeling techniques to create brand awareness and attract consumers. The recent increase in the number of messages directed toward the customers has surged the demand for efficient, appealing, and legible printed packaging. Marketers are inclining towards color printing and labeling as it allows them to focus on key points of the products. Analog packaging technologies, which include conventional methods of packaging and labeling, are the commonly used printing technologies among packaging manufacturers. However, a rise in the demand for premium packaging has compelled vendors to shift to digital methods of packaging tape printing, which provide high-quality printing solutions to the packaged products.

Packaging tape printing in labeling is a crucial component of the communication process, which has prompted several labeling vendors to innovate advanced labeling techniques to attract customers. Vendors are increasingly adopting database-driven marketing practices to offer customized solutions to their customers. They have come up with new technologies, such as toner-based packaging tape printing, to minimize the price-per-page and produce high-quality graphics and texts. Vendors are also using light-emitting diode (LED) printer,

September 08, 2016 | 58 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10424

Overview of the global flexible packaging market for food and beverages (F&B)

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global flexible packaging market for food and beverages (F&B) to exceed USD 83 billion by 2020. In the F&B industry, flexible packaging has extensive applications owing to its attributes such as ease of handling, reduced production and shipment costs, and eco-friendliness. Vendors are coming up with advanced flexible packaging products which have barrier resistance properties that offer resistance against heat and moisture and eliminates oxidation of foods. Such properties prove effective in maintaining the quality and consistency of food products while extending their shelf life without the use preservatives. Also, flexible packaging uses around 60% less plastic than rigid plastics, which results in lightweight of the product, making it convenient for the manufacturers to reduce their operational expenses. With the growing demand for convenient packaging in packaged food and beverages segment, the flexible packaging market will witness high growth in the coming years owing to the features it offers such as zip locks, spouts, and resealable seals.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the growing use of smart packaging materials. Smart packaging materials are capable of sensing a change in the external environment and help manufacturers to make subsequent changes related to the temperature, moisture content, and pressure. Smart packaging in flexible materials such as the use of