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Automated Guided Vehicle Market to Exhibit a CAGR of 9.2% by 2027; Stoked by the Increasing Adoption of Automation Technology in Manufacturing Industry

August 17, 2020 | Machinery & Equipment

The global automated guided vehicle (AGV) market size is expected to reach USD 3.39 billion till 2027. This is attributable to increasing adoption of automation technology in the manufacturing applications across the globe. Fortune Business Insights, publishes this information in its latest report, titled “Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Tow Vehicles, Automated Forklift Trucks, Underride/ Tunnelling Vehicles, Assembly Line Vehicles & Others), By Navigation Technology (Laser Guided, Magnetic Guided, Vision Guided and Others), By Application (Transportation & Distribution, Storage & Assembly, Packaging), By Industry (Automotive, Food & Beverage, E-Commerce and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report further mentions that the market was worth USD 1.68 billion in 2019 and is likely to exhibit a CAGR of 9.2% between 2020 and 2027.

Kivnon Announcing its AGV Exchange Program to Promote Growth

In June 2020, Kivnon, a leading automation industrial processes provider, announced its launch of a novel AGV exchange program. As per the program, customers can exchange their old AGV, while saving up to 40% on the latest warehouse robot by Kivnon. According to the company, the scheme is expected to aid in the growth of the industrial sector post-COVID-19 crisis and facilitate the transformation of other companies towards adoption Industry 4.0. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has lead to a setback in the operations of several manufacturing industries. Therefore, the promotion of the scheme by Kivnon is leading to the adoption of automation technology by the manufacturing industry that is expected to drive the global automated guided vehicle market during the forecast period.

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Adoption of Automation Technology in Material Handling Process to Strengthen Demand

According to a report by the World Economic Forum, 30-50% of jobs in three sectors such as transportation, manufacturing, and storage are expected to a high potential for automation by 2035. Increasing adoption of automation in the material handling processes is ensuring enhanced labor management, improved quality control, and increased productivity, among others. Major e-commerce companies such as Amazon, and Alibaba, among others, are leveraging the demand for increasing online shopping by adopting automation technology to expand their inventory size and reduce operational costs. Increasing adoption of automation and growing e-commerce business is anticipated to contribute to the global automated guided vehicle market growth in the forthcoming years.

Increasing Focus on Development of Novel Solutions to Intensify Market Competition

The global automated guided vehicle market report mentions that the key players such as TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, Oceaneering International Inc, and Daifuku Co., Ltd. are developing novel automation solutions to cater to the increasing demand for accurate and fast industrial operations. The companies are further investing in the R&D activities to cement their position and gain an edge over their rivals in the fiercely competitive global marketplace.

List of the Companies Proliferating in the Market:

  • Oceaneering International Inc (United States)

  • Toyota Advanced Logistics (Japan)

  • Daifuku Co., Ltd. (Japan)

  • KION GROUP AG (Germany)

  • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., (United States)

  • JBT (United States)

  • Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (United States)

  • Crown Equipment Corporation (United States)

  • Seegrid Corporation (United States)

  • E&K Automation GmbH (Germany)

  • HIT Robot Group (China)

Further Report Findings:

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to witness considerable growth and holds a significant global automated guided vehicle market share during the forecast period. This is attributable to a rapidly expanding e-commerce business and supportive government policies for developing the regional manufacturing industry.

  • The market in North America was worth USD 0.51 billion in 2019 and is likely to witness steady growth in the forthcoming years. This is ascribable to factors such as increasing adoption of automation technology by the warehouse owners to optimize warehouse operations.

  • The segment laser-guided based on the by navigation technology is expected to gain momentum during the forecast period. Owing to its accuracy and flexibility, the laser automated guided vehicle systems are gaining popularity that will favor market growth.

Segmentation Table:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD billion)


By Type

  • Tow Vehicles

  • Automated Forklift Trucks

  • Underride/ Tunnelling Vehicles

  • Assembly Line Vehicles

  • Others (Unit Load Carriers, etc.)

By Navigation Technology

  • Laser Guided

  • Magnetic Guided

  • Vision Guided

  • Others (Wire Guided, etc.)

By Application

  • Transportation & Distribution

  • Storage & Assembly

  • Packaging

By Industry

  • Automotive

  • Food & Beverage

  • E-commerce

  • Others (Healthcare, etc.)

By Region

  • North America (the U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)


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