The global automated guided vehicles market reached a value of US$ 3.18 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 7.67 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 14.70% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Automated guided vehicles (AGV) refer to self-guided material handling systems or load carriers that help move and carry products autonomously across distribution centers, warehouses, or manufacturing facilities. They operate by following adjustable guidelines with the help of installed sensors and help optimize transportation while picking and storing items. They are generally installed and programmed to move pallets, carts, and trays between different manufacturing and warehousing facilities, thereby enhancing the overall efficiency, which results in increased output. AGVs provide several benefits, such as lowering labor costs and product damage, improving productivity, and supporting automated processes, due to which they are widely utilized by transportation and logistics companies across the globe.

Automated Guided Vehicles Market Trends:
The market is primarily driven by the rising demand for automated warehouse solutions due to the flourishing e-commerce platforms. The demand for AGVs is further supported by the escalating need for high efficiency in material handling processes across different industries, such as automotive, healthcare, and food and beverages (F&B). Besides this, the increasing awareness regarding worker safety and the widespread preference for laser guided AGVs for achieving greater precision and flexibility are positively impacting the market. Significant investments in industrial automation projects are also acting as another major growth-inducing factor for the market. Moreover, AGVs are widely deployed for numerous Industry 4.0 solutions as their usage is often complementary with RFID tags and 5G networks, which, in turn, is facilitating their adoption. Furthermore, rapid industrialization, continual product innovations, augmenting demand for effectively managing plant assets, and extensive research and development (R&D) activities are some of the other factors that are providing a considerable boost to the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global automated guided vehicles market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, mode of operation, navigation technology, application and industry.

Breakup by Type:

Tow Vehicles
Unit Load Carriers
Pallet Trucks
Assembly Line Vehicles
Forklift Trucks

Breakup by Mode of Operation:


Breakup by Navigation Technology:

Laser Guidance
Magnetic Guidance
Inductive Guidance
Optical Tape Guidance
Vision Guidance

Breakup by Application:

Waste Handling

Breakup by Industry:

Food and Beverages

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Bastian Solutions LLC (Toyota Industries Corporation), Daifuku Co. Ltd., Ek Robotics Gmbh, IKV Robot Nanchang Co. Ltd., John Bean Technologies Corporation, Jungheinrich AG, Kion Group AG, KUKA Aktiengesellschaft, Murata Machinery Ltd., Schaefer Systems International Pvt Ltd., Scott Systems International Inc. and Simplex Robotics Pvt. Ltd.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global automated guided vehicles market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global automated guided vehicles market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the mode of operation?
What is the breakup of the market based on the navigation technology?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What is the breakup of the market based on the industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global automated guided vehicles market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?