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Industrial Robots For Food & Beverage Industry Market - Forecasts from 2024 to 2029

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  • 147 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5716729

The industrial robots for food & beverage industry market is evaluated at US$1,525.551 million for the year 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.85% to reach a market size of US$3,556.281 million by the year 2029.

Food and beverage industries are transforming owing to industrial robots, which simplify procedures, increase productivity, and guarantee product quality and safety. Robots are used in the food production industry to perform a variety of activities, including selecting, packaging, palletizing, sorting, and handling both raw materials and final goods.

Automated robotic systems play a crucial role in ensuring adherence to stringent food safety rules by drastically reducing manual labour, minimising the danger of contamination, and improving cleanliness standards. Furthermore, robots provide consistency and accuracy for jobs like dicing, portioning, and slicing, which results in consistent product quality and lower waste. Robots are essential to the beverage industry's bottling and packaging processes, where dependability, precision, and speed are some important factors.


In the food & beverage sector, industrial robots have high applicability ranging from production, and processing to packaging, palletizing, and pick & place. Rapid population growth has increased the scale of food & beverage consumption among people globally. Moreover, technological advancements have increased the demand for modern technologies in manufacturing food & beverage products which are further providing wider usage prospects to industrial robots in the food & beverage sector.

The usage of industrial robots enhances the automation level in the manufacturing and storage areas and by delivering better quality products at a reasonable time, it saves time & cost. Owing to such high-performance benefits, various countries are employing industrial robots to improve their productivity in the food & beverage sector.


Growing demand for robotics in the industry is anticipated to drive the market’s growth.

The demand for robotics in the various manufacturing sectors such as food & beverage has also increased, thereby simultaneously increasing the installation rate. For instance, according to the World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots study, there are already 2.7 million industrial robots in use in factories worldwide, a 12% rise from 2019.

Various providers of industrial robots, realizing their growth potential in the food & beverage sector are undergoing strategic collaborations and product launches to increase their presence in the sector. For instance, Hyundai Robotics, in November 2020, entered into a strategic agreement with KFC at its restraint chain in Seoul, South Korea, and the agreement aims to automate the chicken food production of KFC through the usage of collaborative robots. Such technological development is anticipated to stimulate the growth of industrial robots for the food & beverage industry market during the forecast period.

Labour shortage and rising labour costs are predicted to positively impact market growth.

The food and beverage sector has a great chance to extend the use of industrial robots due to the anticipated labour shortage and the corresponding rise in labour expenses. The use of industrial robots appears to be an appealing answer as firms struggle to manage rising labour costs and locate competent labour. By automating labour-intensive and repetitive processes like selecting, packaging, palletizing, and processing, these robots help reduce the need for manual labour.

Food and beverage producers may reduce labour scarcity and cost challenges while increasing productivity and operational efficiency by implementing robots in a variety of manufacturing processes. The food and beverage sector is investing more in automation solutions due to the confluence of labour market dynamics and robotics technology breakthroughs. This places industrial robots as critical facilitators of growth and competitiveness in a changing market scenario.


The complexity and diversity of food products provide a major problem for robots when it comes to handling, manipulating, and packing. Food products come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures, unlike hard objects in other sectors, necessitating the use of advanced robotic systems that can adjust to these variations. Furthermore, maintaining food safety is still of the utmost importance as any contamination or improper handling by robots can have negative effects on customers and the reputation of the company.

Additionally, the upfront costs associated with integrating robotic automation in food and beverage manufacturing facilities can be high and include costs for acquisition, setup, and system integration. This initial cost might discourage some organisations from using robotic solutions, especially smaller ones. Moreover, the requirement for continuous upkeep, instruction, and professional assistance raises the total cost of ownership and may prevent industrial robots from being widely used in the sector.

The collaborative robots segment is anticipated to rise significantly during the forecast period.

Based on type, the industrial robots for the food & beverage industry are segmented as articulated robots, cartesian robots, SCARA robots, collaborative robots, and others. The collaborative robot segment is expected to grow at a relatively higher rate during the forecast period of the industrial robots food & beverage industry market. Collaborative robots or COBOTS are easily programmable which enables food & beverage manufacturers to use them in a diverse range of products. Owing to their small size and simple programming, collaborative robots are majorly used in the pick & place, packaging, and palletizing applications during food & beverage production.

North America is anticipated to be the major regional market.

The food and beverage sector in North America is witnessing a surge in the use of industrial robots due to many factors. The primary factor driving food and beverage industries to engage in automation solutions is the region's ongoing labour crisis and the resulting increase in labour expenses. By providing a competitive alternative to manual labour, industrial robots help businesses increase productivity, optimise production procedures, and lessen the negative effects of a labour shortage on daily operations.

The use of industrial robots is also fueled by the strict food safety laws that are common in North America since these devices can guarantee adherence to hygienic and sanitation requirements while lowering the chance of contamination. Furthermore, industrial robots' capabilities are being expanded by advances in robotics technology, such as enhanced sensors, vision systems, and artificial intelligence further fueling the regional market.

Key Developments:

  • In September 2023, the world leader in robotics, factory automation, and ROBOMACHINES, FANUC CORPORATION, announced the manufacture of its one-millionth industrial robot. FANUC has been a leader in automation for more than 50 years. Its robots are utilised in manufacturing facilities worldwide to assemble, handle, package, paint, and weld goods of all sizes.
  • In April 2023, the debut of Doosan Robotics' NSF-certified E-SERIES collaborative robot series, designed exclusively for the food and beverage (F&B) sector, was announced.


By Type

  • Articulated Robots
  • Cartesian Robots
  • SCARA Robots
  • Collaborative Robots
  • Others

By Payload

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

By Application

  • Palletizing
  • Packaging & Repackaging
  • Pick & Place
  • Production
  • Processing

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others 
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Others 
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Israel
  • Others 
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Others

Table of Contents

1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Scope of the Study
1.4. Market Segmentation
1.5. Currency
1.6. Assumptions
1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline
1.8. Key Benefits for the stakeholder
2.1. Research Design
2.2. Research Processes
3.1. Key Findings
3.2. Analyst View
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
4.5. CXO Perspective
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Articulated Robots
5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
5.2.2. Growth Prospects
5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
5.3. Cartesian Robots
5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
5.3.2. Growth Prospects
5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
5.4. SCARA Robots
5.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
5.4.2. Growth Prospects
5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
5.5. Collaborative Robots
5.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
5.5.2. Growth Prospects
5.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
5.6. Others
5.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
5.6.2. Growth Prospects
5.6.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Low
6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
6.2.2. Growth Prospects
6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
6.3. Medium
6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
6.3.2. Growth Prospects
6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
6.4. High
6.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
6.4.2. Growth Prospects
6.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Palletizing
7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
7.2.2. Growth Prospects
7.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
7.3. Packaging & Repackaging
7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
7.3.2. Growth Prospects
7.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
7.4. Pick & Place
7.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
7.4.2. Growth Prospects
7.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
7.5. Production
7.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
7.5.2. Growth Prospects
7.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
7.6. Processing
7.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities
7.6.2. Growth Prospects
7.6.3. Geographic Lucrativeness
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. By Type
8.2.2. By Payload
8.2.3. By Application
8.2.4. By Country USA Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Canada Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Mexico Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects
8.3. South America
8.3.1. By Type
8.3.2. By Payload
8.3.3. By Application
8.3.4. By Country Brazil Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Argentina Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. By Type
8.4.2. By Payload
8.4.3. By Application
8.4.4. By Country United Kingdom Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Germany Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects France Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Spain Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. By Type
8.5.2. By Payload
8.5.3. By Application
8.5.4. By Country Saudi Arabia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UAE Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Israel Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. By Type
8.6.2. By Payload
8.6.3. By Application
8.6.4. By Country China Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Japan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects India Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects South Korea Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Taiwan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Thailand Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Indonesia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Market Share Analysis
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Competitive Dashboard
10.1. ABB
10.2. FANUC America Corporation
10.3. KUKA AG
10.4. Yasakawa Electric Corporation
10.5. Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited
10.6. Omron Corporation
10.7. Staubli International AG
10.8. Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd
10.9. Universal Robots (Teradyne Inc.)

Companies Mentioned

  • ABB
  • FANUC America Corporation
  • Yasakawa Electric Corporation
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited
  • Omron Corporation
  • Staubli International AG
  • Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd
  • Universal Robots (Teradyne Inc.)



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