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South America Material Handling Market - Forecasts from 2022 to 2027

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  • 88 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5716711
The South America material handling market is estimated to be valued at US$6.098 billion in 2020.

In manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal, material handling refers to the movement, protection, storage, and control of materials and goods. The logistics and supply chain are supported by a variety of manual, semi-automated, and automated equipment and systems that are included in the material handling process. Their use aids in forecasting, resource management, production scheduling, flow and process management, inventory management and control, customer delivery, and after-sales assistance and service.

Rising applications in end-user industries and technological advancements to drive the market.

One of the elements driving the demand for material handling solutions is the increase in demand for staples as a result of the region's fast urbanization and population growth. Additional factors influencing the expansion of this market are the rise in labor costs and the uptick in manufacturing and building activity. The need for more bulk material handling equipment for product containment and feeding reactors has increased as a result of the aging population, which has also seen tremendous advancement in the pharmaceutical sector. This presents a fantastic opportunity for material-handling vendors. Moreover, the adoption of automated material handling has undergone a radical change as a result of the ongoing rise in demand for automation brought on by the development of technologies like robotics, wireless technologies, and driverless vehicles in a variety of sectors including food and beverage, retail, general manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and post and parcel.

Key Developments:

  • July 2022: A global leader in supply chain technology, software, and material handling automation, Körber Supply Chain, is a strategic partner of Geek+, a provider of autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technology. Through this partnership, Geek+ has announced an expansion of its presence in South America. Through this strengthened cooperation, the business is able to keep providing flexible robotic solutions that may help customers throughout the continent enhance warehouse throughput and satisfy rising consumer demands of material handling. According to the partners, Geek+ and Körber Supply Chain will provide clients in Brazil and the rest of South America the most up-to-date automation solutions thanks to their combined expertise in robots, warehouse management software, and integration. Geek+ goods-to-person robots will be in use at Körber Supply Chain's innovation hub in Campinas, So Paulo state, Brazil, following Elevate Brazil.
  • Jan 2021: Dürr Brazil has developed handling and assembly equipment called manipulators that do away with labor-intensive, uncomfortable tasks and promote a healthy, productive workplace. The new manipulating apparatus was created using vast knowledge of car assembly lines held by Dürr Brazil. In order to prevent any safety concerns while handling, manipulators are employed when a product or component has to be moved is heavy, unstable, or needs to be positioned in places with limited access. A safe and comfortable handling of products in all directions is guaranteed with Dürr's manipulators. Individual preparation through planning and simulations obviates potential process breakdowns. Before shipping and installation at the customer's site, additional internal tests are carried out to further prevent potential failures. Dürr's manipulators have a very broad range of applications, and it is possible to create unique material handling solutions for almost all assembly-line components, including doors, windshields, axles, instrument panels, wheels, and others.

Product Offerings:

  • BEUMER autopac®: It is an effective and reasonably priced device for simultaneously loading and palletizing bagged products like cement, lime, or gypsum. It offers a wide range of applications that ensure the best possible use of dispatch capacities, whether in a mobile or static configuration. The BEUMER autopac® is made of a sturdy material that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, but it is sized to take up little room. It impresses with its straightforward design, ease of maintenance, the highest level of reliability, and operational safety. It excels with great availability and efficiency because it is entirely made of electromechanical components, negating the need for hydraulic or pneumatic power stations or water cooling.
  • Apron conveyors: For transferring hot clinker, for instance, apron conveyors are the best alternative due to their large conveying capacity, high temperatures, excessive centre distances, complex routing, ability to overcome extremely high conveying heights, and intermediate discharge possibilities. Using a belt or chain, highly heat-resistant apron conveyors securely move hot products like clinker at high temperatures with intricate routings and tall conveying heights. Due to this, there is a range of cell widths available from 500 to 2,000 mm, maximum centre distances of 250 m, and maximum conveying rates of 1,540 m3/h. Different designs make slopes of up to 60° and speeds of up to 0.6 m/s achievable.

Market Segmentation:

  • By Product
  • Trucks and Lifts
  • Cranes
  • Conveying Systems
  • Automated guided Vehicles
  • Others
  • By Application
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Airport baggage handling
  • Postal and parcel delivery
  • Packaging
  • Others
  • By Industry vertical
  • Healthcare
  • Chemical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Warehousing
  • Others
  • By Geography
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Columbia
  • Others

Table of Contents

1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Trucks and lifts
5.3. Cranes
5.4. Conveying systems
5.5. Automated guided vehicles
5.6. Others

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Warehousing and distribution
6.3. Airport baggage handling
6.4. Postal and Parcel delivery
6.5. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.2. Healthcare
7.3. Chemical
7.4. Food and Beverage
7.5. Warehousing
7.6. Others

8.1. Introduction
8.2. Brazil
8.3. Argentina
8.4. Colombia
8.5. Others

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10.1. Toyota Material Handling
10.2. BEUMER Group
10.3. KION Group AG
10.4. Daifuku
10.5. Linde Material Handling
*List is not exhaustive

Companies Mentioned

  • Toyota Material Handling
  • BEUMER Group
  • KION Group AG
  • Daifuku
  • Linde Material Handling