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Packaging Robot Market - By Gripper Type (Claw, Vacuum, Clamp), By Application (Pick & Place, Packing, Palletizing), By End Use (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Product, Logistics), Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5831
  • Published Date: May 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Packaging Robot Market Size

Packaging Robot Market size was valued at over USD 4 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 10% between 2023 and 2032. The advantages and convenience of robotic packaging are driving industry expansion. These robots are lightweight, require very little maintenance, and can operate at high speeds for 70,000 hours or more. Packaging robots provide consistent & accurate packaging results. They ensure proper placement, sealing, labeling, and accurate measurements to maintain good packaging standards. By reducing variances & errors, robots can improve product quality and customer satisfaction.

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A packaging robot is a revolutionary machine designed to make labor-intensive jobs faster, cheaper, and better at the best price. They are easy to use with integrated controls and intuitive HMI with advanced information & software. These robots are simple, accurate, and consistent.

Integrating packaging robots into the existing production systems can be complex and difficult. It often requires coordination with other equipment such as conveyor belts, sensors, and control systems. Regular maintenance, software updates, and technical support can ensure maximum performance and minimize downtime. However, the complexity of integration and maintenance can increase the overall cost & demand for packaging materials.

Packaging Robot Market Trends

One of the most important factors propelling the packaging robot industry is the integration with smart factory and Industry 4.0 concepts. Packaging robots are crucial in the realization of smart factories and Industry 4.0. They integrate with other automation systems, such as conveyor belts, sensors, and data analysis, enabling real-time monitoring, decision-making & predictive maintenance. This integration improves overall productivity, traceability, and chain visibility. The integration with a smart factory helps packaging robots improve supply chain visibility and tracking. By combining tracking technology, unique identifiers & data exchange processes, packaging robots can provide real-time updates on packaging, product location, and quality control facilities. This visibility improves product performance, provides convenient inventory management, and supports traceability services.

Packaging Robot Market Analysis

Based on gripper type, the packaging robot market is segmented into claw, vacuum, and clamp. The clamp segment generated a market revenue of over USD 1 billion in 2022. The use of grippers in packaging robots increases speed and efficiency. With its strong grip, the grapple can pick up & drop objects quickly, making cycle times faster and more efficient. This is especially important in high-volume businesses where speed and productivity are paramount. The use of clamps improves the safety and ergonomics of the packaging. By automating holding & lifting tasks, clamps reduce the risk of injury among workers. The grapples can lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces, ensuring worker safety.

Packaging Robot Market Revenue, By Application,

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Based on application, the packaging robot market is divided into pick & place, packing, and palletizing. The palletizing segment shipment held at over 24,000 units in 2022 and expected to grow at over 10% in 2032. Palletizing robots provide better efficiency and productivity compared to manual palletizing processes. These robots can handle heavy items, pack quickly & accurately, and optimize pallet patterns to maximize space. Continuous and efficient operation of palletizing robots can increase the speed & efficiency of palletizing processes, reducing reliance on these processes and saving costs. These robots perform intensive & repetitive tasks, reducing the need for manual labor and associated costs.

Global Packaging Robot Market Share, By End-Use

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Based on end use, the packaging robot market is categorized into food & beverage, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, consumer products, and logistics. The food & beverages segment held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at over 8% CAGR by 2032. The use of packaging robots in the food & beverage industry for automating the packaging process can reduce labor costs. Packaging robots also save money by reducing waste and material usage through precision handling and efficient packaging processes. Packaging robots improve product safety and quality in the food & beverage industry. Through a good & consistent packaging process, they ensure that the product is properly sealed, labeled, and functional. This reduces the risk of contamination, maintains product freshness, and gives consumers confidence in the safety & quality of their food & beverage. Packaging robots handle different packages, sizes, and materials, allowing customization & compliance with specific requirements. This increases product differentiation and market competitiveness by enabling companies to offer various packaging options and appeal to diverse customers.

U.S. Packaging Robot Market Revenue,

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Packaging robot market in North America held the largest revenue share of over 30% in 2022. North America industry shipment held at over 30,000 units in 2022. The regional market is characterized by rapid changes in consumer preferences and changing business conditions. The need for automation in operations is a key factor responsible for the packaging industry expansion in North America. With rising labor costs and increasing demand for faster, more efficient packaging processes, companies are purchasing packaging materials to improve operational efficiency & effectiveness. These robots can perform repetitive and labor-intensive tasks, thereby increasing productivity, reducing labor costs, and improving overall performance. Continuous advancements in robotics and automation are also proliferating the packaging industry growth in North America.

Packaging Robot Market Share

Major companies operating in the packaging robot market include

  • ABB Limited
  • Brenton Engineering
  • Fanuc Corporation
  • Krones AG
  • Kuka AG
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc.
  • ESS Technologies, Inc
  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation
  • Comau
  • Denso Robots
  • Universal Robots
  • Epson Robots

Packaging Robot Business News:

  • In October 2022, Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, launched three new products including the Brokk Claw Saw 15 (BGS 15), the Brokk Surface Grinder 530 (BSG 530), and My Brokk Portal. Among them, the Brokk Surface Grinder 530 (BSG 530) provides remote control to remove plaster, dirt, tile adhesive & paint from walls, ceilings, and floors safely & effectively.

The packaging robot market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) and Shipment (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Gripper Type

  • Claw
  • Vacuum
  • Clamp

By Application

  • Pick & place
  • Packing
  • Palletizing

By End Use

  • Food & beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Consumer product
  • Logistics
  • 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
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Suraj Gujar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for packaging robot was valued at over USD 4 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 10% between 2023 and 2032, on account of advantages such as convenience, lightweight, very little maintenance, and ability to operate at high speeds for 70,000 hours or more.
Packaging robot share from palletizing segment is expected to grow at over 10% through 2032, owing to continuous & efficient operation of these robots that can increase the speed & efficiency of palletizing processes, thereby reducing manual labor and saving costs.
Packaging robot industry in North America held the largest market share of over 30% in 2022, attributed to rising labor costs, increasing demand for faster & more efficient packaging processes, along with the need for automation in operations across industries.
ABB Limited, Brenton Engineering, Fanuc Corporation, Krones AG, Kuka AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc., ESS Technologies, Inc, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Comau, Denso Robots, Universal Robots, and Epson Robots.

Packaging Robot Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 485
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 300
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