1 INTRODUCTION 13
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF STUDY 13
1.2 DEFINITION 13
1.3 SCOPE OF STUDY 14
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR STUDY 14
1.4 CURRENCY 15
1.5 LIMITATIONS 15
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 15

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 16
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 16
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 17
2.1.1.1 List of major secondary sources 17
2.1.1.2 Secondary sources 18
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 18
2.1.2.1 Primary interviews with experts 18
2.1.2.2 Primary sources 19
2.1.3 SECONDARY & PRIMARY RESEARCH 20
2.1.3.1 Key industry insights 21
2.1.3.2 Breakdown of primaries 21
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 22
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
2.2.1.1 Approach for arriving at market share by bottom-up analysis
(demand side) 22
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 23
2.2.2.1 Approach for capturing market share by top-down analysis
(supply side) 24
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 25
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 26

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 27

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 32
4.1 ATTRACTIVE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN VLM MARKET 32
4.2 VLM MARKET, BY DELIVERY TYPE 33
4.3 VLM MARKET, BY STORAGE TYPE 33
4.4 VLM MARKET, BY INDUSTRY 34
4.5 VLM MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 35

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 36
5.1 INTRODUCTION 36
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 36
5.2.1 DRIVERS 37
5.2.1.1 Growing need to optimize warehouse floor space 37
5.2.1.2 Benefits of deploying VLM compared to traditional shelving systems 38
5.2.1.3 Rising warehouse rentals 38
5.2.1.4 Increasing focus on worker safety and security 38
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 38
5.2.2.1 Availability of used VLMs in the market 38
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 39
5.2.3.1 Increasing demand for customized solutions 39
5.2.3.2 Integration of robots with VLMs 39
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 39
5.2.4.1 Risk of downtime and interrupted operations in case of equipment malfunction 39
5.2.4.2 Reluctance among end-user industries to adopt VLM due to the necessary changes in infrastructure 40
5.3 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 40

6 LOAD CAPACITIES OF VLMS 42
6.1 INTRODUCTION 42
6.2 UP TO 20 TON 42
6.3 UP TO 40 TON 43
6.4 UP TO 60 TON 43

7 FUNCTIONS OF VLMS 44
7.1 INTRODUCTION 44
7.2 ORDER PICKING 45
7.3 BATCH PICKING 45
7.4 CONSOLIDATION 45
7.5 SORTATION 45
7.6 STORAGE 45

8 VLM MARKET, BY DELIVERY TYPE 46
8.1 INTRODUCTION 47
8.2 SINGLE-LEVEL DELIVERY 49
8.2.1 LAUNCH OF MODULA’S SINGLE-LEVEL VLM FOR VALUABLE AND SUSCEPTIBLE PRODUCTS 49
8.3 DUAL-LEVEL DELIVERY 50
8.3.1 DUAL-LEVEL VLM BY ICAM S.R.L. FOR IMPROVING PICKING PERFORMANCE 50
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9 VLM MARKET, BY STORAGE TYPE 53
9.1 INTRODUCTION 54
9.2 NON-REFRIGERATED STORAGE 55
9.3 REFRIGERATED STORAGE 56

10 VLM MARKET, BY INDUSTRY 57
10.1 INTRODUCTION 58
10.2 AUTOMOTIVE 60
10.3 METALS & HEAVY MACHINERY 61
10.4 FOOD & BEVERAGES 62
10.5 CHEMICALS 64
10.6 HEALTHCARE 65
10.7 SEMICONDUCTOR & ELECTRONICS 67
10.8 AVIATION 68
10.9 E-COMMERCE 70
10.10 OTHER INDUSTRIES 72

11 VLM MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 73
11.1 INTRODUCTION 74
11.2 NORTH AMERICA 76
11.2.1 US 78
11.2.2 CANADA 78
11.2.3 MEXICO 78
11.3 EUROPE 79
11.3.1 GERMANY 81
11.3.2 UK 81
11.3.3 FRANCE 82
11.3.4 ITALY 82
11.3.5 REST OF EUROPE 82
11.4 APAC 83
11.4.1 CHINA 84
11.4.2 JAPAN 85
11.4.3 AUSTRALIA 85
11.4.4 INDIA 85
11.4.5 REST OF APAC 85
11.5 ROW 86
11.5.1 SOUTH AMERICA 88
11.5.2 MIDDLE EAST 88
11.5.3 AFRICA 88
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12 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 89
12.1 OVERVIEW 89
12.2 MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS FOR VLM MANUFACTURERS 90
12.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS & TRENDS 91
12.3.1 CONTRACTS 92
12.3.2 PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS 93
12.3.3 EXPANSIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, & ACQUISITIONS 94
12.3.4 CERTIFICATIONS 94

13 COMPANY PROFILES 95
(Business overview, Products and services offered, Recent developments, SWOT analysis & MnM View)*
13.1 INTRODUCTION 95
13.2 KEY PLAYERS 96
13.2.1 KARDEX 96
13.2.2 HAENEL 100
13.2.3 SYSTEM SPA 103
13.2.4 FERRETTO 106
13.2.5 ICAM S.R.L. 109
13.2.6 TOYOTA INDUSTRIES 111
13.2.7 AUTOCRIB 113
13.2.8 AUTOMHA 114
13.2.9 CONSTRUCTOR GROUP 115
13.2.10 CONVEYOR HANDLING COMPANY 117
13.2.11 GREEN AUTOMATED SOLUTIONS 118
13.2.12 LISTA 119
13.2.13 MECALUX 120
13.2.14 STANLEY VIDMAR 121
13.2.15 WELAND LAGERSYSTEM 122
*Details on Business overview, Products and services offered, Recent developments, SWOT analysis & MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
13.3 KEY INNOVATORS 124
13.3.1 MIDAS METCONS 124
13.3.2 VIDIR MACHINE 124
13.3.3 EFFIMAT STORAGE TECHNOLOGY 124
13.3.4 JUNGHEINRICH AG 125
13.3.5 SSI SCHAEFER 125
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14 APPENDIX 126
14.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 126
14.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 127
14.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 129
14.4 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 131
14.5 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 133
14.6 RELATED REPORTS 133
14.7 AUTHOR DETAILS 134