The China food robotics market size is expected to reach USD 439.4 million by 2025 as a result of the rising demand for packaged foods. Growing proliferation of robotics solutions in China food industry has helped in increasing the optimization by reducing human error and maintaining higher levels of sanitation and clean production. Automation and technological advancements in China food industry is aiming to reduce the complexity of repetitive tasks to improve production efficiency while ensuring quality and cost-effectiveness. An efficient management of palletizing, packaging, repackaging, and processing through robotics in this industry will enhance the production capacities to meet the growing demand for packaged food.
In addition, the measures undertaken by the Chinese government for food safety are expected to increase the demand for automation solutions, thereby fueling the market growth. Food robotics is assisting food production and processing industry in China in achieving production objectives, cost-effectiveness, and in maintaining consistency in product quality. Moreover, innovative technological solutions are gaining popularity, which is expected to drive the China food robotics market further during the projected period. The articulated robots segment accounted for the highest revenue share in 2016 owing to extensive deployment of articulated systems in palletizing and material handling. These robots offer a higher degree of flexibility, which makes them useful in the food processing and packaging industry.
Selective Compliance Assembly/Articulated Robot Arm (SCARA) robots, on the other hand, are expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. In terms of application, palletizing accounts for the largest revenue share of the China food robotics market. While packaging application is expected to observe the highest value growth during the forecast period. Rising demand for packaged food products is expected to drive this segment in the coming years. China food robotics market is marked by the presence of multiple established companies offering a wide array of robotics solutions to the food industry. Some of the key companies in this market include ABB Group; Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.; Yaskawa Electric Corporation; and Rockwell Automation, Inc.