case study- transactions
- The global automated material handling equipment market size was valued at $35.8 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $56.5 billion by 2027 (Fortune Business Insights).
- The key drivers of rising demand for automation include global and supply chain disruptions, increasing customer demands on delivery dates, rising omni-channel fulfillment requirements, increased focus on warehouse safety, and scarce and increasing costly labor resources.
- A variety of warehouse robotics are now available (AMR, ASRS, AGV, etc.) and although different in specific capabilities, as a whole, robotics are transitioning warehouses to faster, safer, more precise facilities across a variety of industries.
- From a strategic planning and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) perspective, the automated material industry is still extremely fragmented and positioned for growth through consolidation at attractive multiples (especially for those with differentiated solutions).