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Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Size - By Autonomy (Semi-Autonomous, Fully Autonomous), Type (Earth Moving Equipment, Construction Vehicles, Material Handling Equipment), Application (Road Construction, Building Construction) & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6556
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
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Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Size

Autonomous Construction Equipment Market size was valued at USD 8.3 billion in 2022 and is poised to register a CAGR of over 7.5% from 2023 to 2032, driven by a commendable rise in construction and infrastructure development activities the ongoing labor shortages and workforce optimization across several economies.
 

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Autonomous equipment can help bridge this gap by performing tasks that would otherwise require skilled operators. This enables construction companies to optimize their workforce by reallocating human resources to more complex and strategic roles, further fostering the adoption of autonomous construction equipment. The need for more efficient and cost-effective warehousing operations has led to increased adoption of autonomous material handling equipment.
 

The deployment of autonomous construction equipment often involves navigating complex regulatory environments. Regulations may vary from region to region and can impact the operation of autonomous machinery on public roads and construction sites. The ability of autonomous construction equipment to operate around the clock without the need for breaks, leading to increased productivity and efficiency, will drive their uptake over the coming years. These machines can work consistently and at optimal levels, reducing downtime and improving project timelines. Additionally, autonomous equipment can execute tasks with high precision, leading to better accuracy and reduced rework.
 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic brought mixed impacts to the autonomous construction equipment market. While the initial disruptions in supply chains and project delays slowed down some advancements, the need for socially distanced and efficient construction practices drove interest in autonomous solutions. Companies like Built Robotics saw increased demand for their autonomous equipment, as it allowed for reduced on-site labor while maintaining productivity. The pandemic highlighted the potential of autonomous technology to navigate disruptions and reshape construction practices for greater resilience in the face of future challenges.
 

Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Trends

The integration of advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is likely to play a significant role in the development of autonomous construction equipment. AI algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data collected from sensors and cameras on these machines, enabling real-time decision-making, predictive maintenance, and optimization of operations. This trend could lead to more intelligent and adaptive autonomous systems that can learn and improve their performance.
 

Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Analysis

Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Size, By Type,

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The autonomous construction equipment market from the semi-automatic autonomy segment was worth USD 5 billion in 2022 and will grow at a CAGR of over 7% up to 2032. The semi-automatic construction equipment industry could garner lucrative gains over 2023-2032, due to its ability of semi-automatic construction equipment to combine the advantages of automation with human expertise. These systems offer assistance to operators, enhancing precision and efficiency while maintaining human control for complex tasks. As construction projects grow in complexity, semi-automatic technology improves overall performance and quality by optimizing human-machine collaboration, making it an appealing choice in the evolving construction landscape.
 

Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Share, By Application

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The building construction segment held around 49.9% share of autonomous construction equipment market in 2022 and will cross USD 8.5 billion in 2032, driven by the need for increased efficiency, precision, and safety in building construction projects. These machines can work around the clock without breaks, reducing project timelines. Additionally, autonomous equipment minimizes human exposure to hazardous environments, improving site safety. As the construction industry seeks ways to meet growing demands while optimizing resources, autonomous technology presents a compelling solution to achieve these goals effectively.
 

U.S. Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Size

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North America autonomous construction equipment market size surpassed USD 1.7 billion in 2022 and will reach USD 3.5 billion in 2032. The region's advanced technological infrastructure, coupled with a strong emphasis on construction safety and efficiency, has fueled the adoption of autonomous solutions. Caterpillar's Command system, enabling operators to remotely control equipment, exemplifies this trend. Moreover, labor shortages in certain areas have spurred interest in automating construction processes. As North America seeks to modernize its construction practices, the autonomous equipment sector is poised to experience continued expansion.
 

Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Share

Major players operating in the autonomous construction equipment market are

  • Royal Truck & Equipment
  • SafeAI
  • Topcon Corporation
  • Hexagon
  • Built Robotics, Inc.
  • Cyngn
  • Doosan Infracore
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Komatsu Ltd.
  • Trimble
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Case Construction Equipment
  • Caterpillar Inc.

These companies are prioritizing strategic partnerships, launching new products, and commercialization efforts to expand their market reach.
 

Autonomous Construction Equipment Industry News

  • In April 2023, Caterpillar announced a strategic partnership with Trimble to develop and commercialize autonomous construction equipment. The partnership will combine Caterpillar's expertise in construction equipment with Trimble's expertise in positioning, guidance, and machine control technologies.
     
  • In March 2023, Komatsu acquired Dynamic Perception, a company that develops 3D perception software for autonomous vehicles. The acquisition will help Komatsu improve the safety and performance of its autonomous construction equipment.
     

This Autonomous Construction Equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) and units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Autonomy

  • Semi-Autonomous
  • Fully Autonomous

By Type

  • Earth Moving Equipment
  • Construction Vehicles
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Concrete and Road Construction Equipment

By Application

  • Road Construction
  • Building Construction
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada 
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina 
  • MEA  
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia

 

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Anish Pathak

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of autonomous construction equipment will record over 7.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by a commendable rise in construction and infrastructure development activities the ongoing labor shortages and workforce optimization across several economies.
The semi-automatic autonomy segment was valued at USD 5 billion in 2022 and will record around 7% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the ability of semi-automatic construction equipment to combine the advantages of automation with human expertise.
North America autonomous construction equipment market was worth USD 1.7 billion in 2022 and will cross USD 3.5 billion by 2032, attributed to the region's advanced technological infrastructure, coupled with a strong emphasis on construction safety and efficiency.
Royal Truck & Equipment, SafeAI, Topcon Corporation, Hexagon, Built Robotics, Inc., Cyngn, Doosan Infracore, Volvo Construction Equipment, Komatsu Ltd., Trimble, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., Case Construction Equipment, Caterpillar Inc. These

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 261
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 200
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