Global Packaging Robots Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jul 2016
  • Pages: 68
  • SKU: IRTNTR10046

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This market research report identifies players like ABB, FANUC, KUKA, and Yaskawa to be the key vendors in the global packaging robots market. This research report also presents a detailed segmentation of the market by end-user (food and beverage, electronics and semiconductor, and pharmaceutical industries) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global packaging robots market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global packaging robots market to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% by 2020. Packaging robots, such as selective compliance assembly robot arm (SCARA) and Delta robots, are flexible and can be quickly programmed to adapt to new production lines. The use of these robots enable less margin of error in operations compared to manual labor and they do not require any supervision. Also, these robots reduce product failure and wastage, and their adoption enables companies to minimize direct and overhead costs. The technological growth and ROI make packaging robots an attractive investment for the organization. Packaging robots help the industries to improve their production process by minimizing wastage and downtime of the plants. These robots are best suitable for dull, repetitive and dangerous jobs, and can operate at a faster pace than humans.

According to this market analysis, one of the most interesting trends gaining popularity in the market is the growing use of collaborative robots or cobots in packaging applications. Cobots are inexpensive and economical as they provide automation in packaging solutions and are designed to operate collaboratively with humans. These robots are flexible to operate, easier to train and can function in isolation without any infrastructure. Cobots are equipped with advanced sensors to acknowledge the presence of a person and his location, so when the person moves away, the robot automatically resumes normal operation. Collaborative robots are lightweight, easy to program and control, and they cost considerably less than their traditional counterparts.  

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The packaging robots market consists of several entities that govern the developments of hardware, software, and allied components and solutions providers due to the different level of integration requirements and installation. The manufacturers of packaging robots include the allied components, technology, and software either through in-house development or from independent entities. They are solely responsible for the integration of the systems, testing, and commercializing these products into the market. Intense competition prevails in this market where the regional vendors are posing a serious threat for the international players by offering new products at competitive prices.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • ABB
  • KUKA
  • Yaskawa

Other prominent vendors in the packaging robots market include Bosch Rexroth, CAMA, Comau Robotics, Denso Robotics, Epson Robotics, JLS Automation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Robotics, OMRON, Penta Robotics, Staubli Robotics, Universal Robots, and Yamaha Robotics.

Segmentation by end-user and analysis of the packaging robots market

  • Food and beverage industry
  • Electronics and semiconductor industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry is the fastest-growing end-user of packaging robots and is anticipated to register a CAGR of around 10% during the forecast period. Much of the segment’s growth is due to the increasing deployment of robots in packaging, R&D, and production within the industry. The growing demand for sophisticated medical devices and new effective drugs are driving the use of robots in the pharmaceutical industry. The robots are used for packaging goods, such as sterile syringe and vials filling, packing and unpacking cartons. Also, they are more efficient in production, thanks to their flexibility and accuracy. To comply with the stringent government regulations effectively and to avoid any fines, there will be greater adoption of packaging robots in the pharmaceutical industry during the forecast period.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the packaging robots market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

APAC will continue to dominate the packaging robots market during the forecast period and is likely to occupy around 63% of the overall market revenue by 2020. The rise in demand for packaged foods among consumers in developing economies especially China is boosting the growth of the packaging robots market in the region. Factors such as the rise in contract manufacturing, sale of self-medication and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and burgeoning population will significantly contribute to the growth of the packaging robots market in APAC in the coming years.

 Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global packaging robots market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global packaging robots market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global packaging robots market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global packaging robots market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global packaging robots market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation  by end-user

  • Global packaging robots in food and beverage industry
  • Global packaging robots in electronics and semiconductor industry
  • Global packaging robots in pharmaceutical industry

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Packaging robots market in APAC
  • Packaging robots market in EMEA
  • Packaging robots market in Americas

PART 08: Market drivers

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Key stakeholder responsibilities
  • Competition analysis
  • ABB
  • KUKA
  • Yaskawa Electric
  • Competition financials
  • Key takeaways

PART 14: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 15: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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