Top 13 Logistics Automation Companies in the World

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Top 13 Logistics Automation Companies in the World

The global logistics automation market reached US$ 64.8 Billion in 2022. The market is primarily driven by the rising popularity of e-commerce platforms due to the increasing sales of smartphones. In addition, the increasing number of warehouses and the rising investments in warehouse automation represent other major growth-inducing factors. Besides this, the surging need for efficient warehousing and inventory management and the rising product applications in retail, automotive, and food and beverage (F&B) industries are also creating a favorable market outlook across the globe. Moreover, the rising adoption of automation, robotics, and connected systems across the logistics sector is propelling the market growth.

As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top logistics automation companies are developing warehouse robots to automate laborious and dangerous tasks and eliminate manual involvement in various activities, such as warehousing and material handling. They are also integrating advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), global positioning systems (GPS), biometrics, and real-time tracking, to streamline business processes. For instance, in July 2022 BEUMER launched the BG Line Sorter and BG Pouch System integrated with next-generation technology to deliver improved flexibility and scalability for mid-size-volume operations. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 137.7 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 13.93% during 2023-2028.

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List of Top Companies Operating in the Logistics Automation Industry Worldwide:

The global logistics automation market has several major players, including ABB Ltd., Beumer Group GmbH & Co. KG, Daifuku Co. Ltd., Dematic (Kion Group AG), Honeywell International Inc., Jungheinrich AG, Kardex Group, Knapp AG, Mecalux S.A., Murata Machinery Ltd., Oracle Corporation, SAP SE and Swisslog Holding AG (KUKA AG). More information about these companies has been provided below. 

1. ABB Ltd.

Establishment:

1988

Headquarters:

Zürich, Switzerland

Website:

https://global.abb/group/en


ABB Ltd. is a leading global technology company that operates mainly in the areas of robotics, power, automation, and technology. It operates in several divisions, including power systems, power products, process automation, discrete automation and motion, and low-voltage products. The company's products include transformers, motors, generators, circuit breakers, switchgear, and more. ABB also offers digital solutions that help customers optimize their operations and improve productivity. Furthermore, ABB offers a vast array of logistics automation solutions for accurate order picking and efficient handling of complex pallet loads.

2. Beumer Group GmbH & Co. KG

Establishment:

1935

Headquarters:

Beckum, Germany

Website:

https://www.beumergroup.com


Beumer Group GmbH & Co. KG is an international company that provides innovative intralogistics solutions for a range of industries, including airports, logistics centers, and manufacturing plants. Its diverse product portfolio includes baggage handling, filling, loading, palletizing, conveying, port, packaging and logistics systems, storage, and tailor-made solutions. It also offers automated material handling systems, sorting and distribution systems, baggage handling systems for airports, parcel and, post distribution systems, and consulting, planning, and after-sales services. Presently, the company operates across multiple countries, including Denmark, Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, and France.

3. Daifuku Co. Ltd.

Establishment:

1937

Headquarters:

Osaka, Japan

Website:

https://www.daifuku.com


Daifuku Co. Ltd. provides material handling systems and solutions for a wide range of industries, including automotive, logistics, and airports. It also provides engineering, consulting, installation, and after-sales services for logistic systems. The company’s products and solutions include conveyor systems, automated storage and retrieval systems, baggage handling systems for airports, and AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) systems. At present, Daifuku has a global presence with operations in more than 30 countries, and it has over 10,000 employees worldwide.

4. Dematic (Kion Group AG)

Establishment:

1819

Headquarters:

Georgia, the United States

Website:

https://www.dematic.com/en-us


Dematic is a global supplier of integrated automated material handling and logistics solutions for production facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses. The company offers various solutions, including convey and transport, storage and buffering, case and piece picking, and outbound and inbound handling to optimize material and information flow within multiple sectors. Currently, Dematic has operations in over 25 countries and provides services to a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, food and beverage, retail, and manufacturing.

5. Honeywell International Inc.

Establishment:

1906

Headquarters:

North Carolina, United States

Website:

https://www.honeywell.com/us/en


Honeywell International Inc. is a diversified technology and manufacturing company that provides products and services in the areas of aerospace, building technologies, performance materials, and safety and productivity solutions. It also offers quantum solutions for chemicals, finance, aerospace and defense, pharmaceuticals, data center, telecommunication, and manufacturing industries. In addition, the company offers advanced logistics solutions that are highly customizable and fully integrated with existing databases, market platforms, vendor systems, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms.

6. Jungheinrich AG

Establishment:

1953

Headquarters:

Hamberg, Germany

Website:

https://www.jungheinrich.com/en


Jungheinrich AG specializes in the development, production, and sales of material handling equipment, storage and logistics systems, and related services. It offers warehouse equipment, trucks, operating and office systems, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and digital and energy solutions. The company also provides warehouse planning and logistics systems integration, as well as maintenance and repair services for its products. Some of the significant brands owned by Jungheinrich include Jungheinrich Design Center Houston Corp., Elbe River Capital S.A., Gebrauchtgeräte-Zentrum Dresden GmbH & Co. KG, Jungheinrich Export AG & Co. KG and JT Energy Systems GmbH.

7. Kardex Group

Establishment:

1898

Headquarters:

Zurich, Switzerland

Website:

https://www.kardex.com/en


Kardex Group is a company that provides innovative storage and materials handling solutions. It is engaged in the production and selling of intralogistics solutions, including material handling systems and automated storage solutions. The company also offers equipment used across multiple fields, such as chemicals, consumer goods, electronics, automotive and transportation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and mechanical engineering. At present, Kardex has a global presence with operations in more than 30 countries and employs over 4,500 people worldwide.

8. Knapp AG

Establishment:

1952

Headquarters:

Hart bei Graz, Austria

Website:

https://www.knapp.com/en


Knapp AG is a subsidiary of Bartenstein Holding GmbH and specializes in developing and producing automated warehouse and distribution systems for various industries. products and solutions include automated storage and retrieval systems, shuttle systems, conveying systems, robotics, and software solutions for warehouse management and control. The company also provides consulting, engineering, and after-sales services. The company places a strong emphasis on innovation and invests heavily in research and development to develop new technologies and products. Currently, KNAPP has a global presence with operations in more than 35 countries across the globe.

9. Mecalux S.A

Establishment:

1966

Headquarters:

Barcelona, Spain

Website:

https://www.mecalux.com


Mecalux S.A. specializes in the design, manufacturing, and sale of storage solutions and automated warehouse systems. Its product and service portfolio includes racking systems, shelving systems, and automated warehouse systems such as automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyors, and sorting systems. Besides this, the company has built its research and development (R&D) and production facilities across the United States, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and Poland.

10. Murata Machinery Ltd.

Establishment:

1935

Headquarters:

Kyoto, Japan

Website:

https://www.muratec.net


Murata Machinery Ltd. is majorly engaged in the manufacturing of appliances, electrical components, and electronics. It offers overhead hoist transport (OHT), over-head shuttle (OHS), automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), 3D robot warehousing system ALPHABET, automated guided vehicle (AGV), VORTEX spinning machine, automatic winder, autonomous room-service robot, and multiple filament winder. It also provides logistics and factory automation systems that include innovative hardware and software solutions.

11. Oracle Corporation

Establishment:

1977

Headquarters:

Texas, the United States

Website:

https://www.oracle.com/in


Oracle Corporation is a cloud technology company that is engaged in the production, selling, and after-sales services of hardware and software products. It specializes in database management systems and cloud-engineering services, comprising various IT-related products. In addition, the company is involved in the development of a logistics cloud solution that can manage global trade, transportation, and warehouse management activities using a unified business process. The company has a significant presence in the global business community, serving customers in a wide range of industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.

12. SAP SE 

Establishment:

1972

Headquarters:

Weinheim, Germany

Website:

https://www.sap.com


SAP SE is a software corporation that develops enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. It offers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Supply Chain Management (SCM) software, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and other business applications. The company's flagship product is SAP S/4HANA, which is an ERP system that uses in-memory computing to provide real-time data processing and analytics. The company also operates various brands, including Software, CallidusCloud Clicktools, Ariba, Callidus, Coresystems, Fieldglass, Gigya, hybris AG, Datahug, and Sybase.

13. Swisslog Holding AG (KUKA AG)

Establishment:

1900

Headquarters:

Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland

Website:

https://www.swisslog.com


Swisslog Holding AG is one of the leading logistics automation companies that design and manufacture innovative and high-quality software and robotics technologies. Its offers concept studies, customer service, consulting, and project implementation. The company also provides automated guided vehicles (AGVs), case palletizing, small loads shuttle storage machines, monorail-based picking systems, electrified transport system, intelligent WMS platforms, and miniload crane. At present, it operates across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East.

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