The hottest logistics robot market is a blue ocean

2022-07-23
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With the rapid development of manufacturing and service industries, the logistics industry has realized automation to build a number of globally competitive industrial bases such as new chemical materials, high-performance fibers and composites, magnetic materials, fluorosilicone new materials and optical film materials, which are urgently needed by many enterprises. China's policy attaches great importance to intelligent manufacturing, which has also prompted more and more enterprises to join the ranks of applying logistics robots. How to regulate the market and promote fairness has become a top priority

the average annual growth of logistics robots is increasing, and intelligent logistics has become the general trend. The diverse demands of e-commerce giants and express delivery leaders are the basis for choice. They have joined this vast blue ocean, and the competition is becoming increasingly fierce. Who can laugh the last

according to public data, in the past five years, the average annual growth of logistics robots has exceeded 20%. In 2018, the market scale of AGVs was nearly 19000. Then, as e-commerce giants such as jd.com, amazon.com, alibaba.com, Shentong and sf.com and express also lead the way in greatly increasing the size of sorting robots, AGVs and unmanned warehouses, smart logistics has become the general trend of the logistics industry. As an essential technical equipment to promote the development of smart logistics, logistics robots are showing great vitality with the help of the east wind of the development of smart logistics

multiple scenarios and small-scale outbreak of logistics robots

China's economy has been growing at a high speed for decades. With the development of manufacturing and service industries, the logistics industry is also keeping pace. According to public data, China's intelligent logistics market has grown rapidly from less than 80billion in 2010 to 338billion in 2017

in this huge market share, the three most basic steps of storage, handling and sorting occupy a lot of time, money and labor costs. For reducing the logistics cost, "machine replacement" has become a hope for everyone

at present, machine replacement is spreading on a large scale all over the world, and the spreading market covers industry, agriculture, medical treatment, commercial applications, etc. the market prospect is immeasurable. How to realize automation and how to reduce logistics costs through logistics robots are the most urgent needs of many enterprises

in the field of logistics, many enterprises are using AGV (automatic guided transport vehicle) to transport materials through lean flexible production. However, AGV is relatively low in intelligence, rigid in operation system, can only obey simple programming instructions, easy to be interrupted when updating equipment, and prone to failure in case of static or dynamic obstacles during transportation. For complex, cumbersome Intelligent instructions are difficult to run. Therefore, an autonomous mobile handling robot that can be used in a dynamic production environment can meet people's needs

intelligent logistics is gradually recognized by the market, and more and more enterprises are pouring into it, trying to take a share in the 100 billion market. This is also the reason why more and more intelligent logistics robots appear in people's vision, such as JD's unmanned logistics robot, rookie logistics's fast warehouse robot, dark blue logistics robot, etc

the logistics robot market is characterized by large market demand and large scale. According to the analysis of insiders, the logistics robot will break out in small scale in multiple scenarios in 2019, and the real time point for the big break out is 2020

agv and Kiva warehousing and logistics robots have helped people solve many logistics scenarios, but a large part of them need to be solved by autonomous mobile robots

due to the high technical barriers of logistics robots in core technologies such as high-precision parts and intelligent algorithms rising from 32.19% of 0 to 700.86% of 100, the product application scenarios of logistics robots in China are still limited, mainly e-commerce logistics. In addition, there is no complete and unified national standard system in the logistics robot industry, and the development of logistics robots in China is still in its infancy

"technology + policy" has brought about favorable development of logistics robots

from the perspective of China's robot products, there are three categories of robots that are leading in the world. First, China's industrial robots account for more than a quarter of the global industrial robot market, and China has been rated as the world's largest application market for six consecutive years; The second is service robot; The third is special robots

with the gradual implementation of R & D achievements of core robot parts in China, some core technologies have achieved large-scale products. More and more enterprises are gradually stepping into the robot manufacturing field. Therefore, it is urgent to improve the standard system, improve the testing and certification, standardize the market system and promote fair competition

China attaches great importance to intelligent manufacturing during the 13th five year plan, and has implemented and issued a number of policies to support it

the Guiding Opinions on promoting the development of industrial robot industry was issued in February, 2013. It is planned that the number of robots per 10000 employees will reach more than 100 by 2020

made in China 2025 was issued in May, 2015, taking industrial robots as the direction of intelligent development

in April, 2016, the robot industry development plan (2016-2020) was issued, which proposed to vigorously develop key parts and components of robots and develop common key technologies of robots

in June 2017, the "storage robot and intelligent industry alliance" led by the Ministry of industry and information technology was officially established

in addition, policy documents such as several opinions of the State Council on promoting the development of the express industry, opinions on the implementation of "Internet +" efficient logistics, the 13th five year plan for the development of the express industry, and the opinions of the State Post Office on accelerating the supply side structural reform of the postal industry have also been issued

these policies undoubtedly indicate that logistics enterprises should accelerate the promotion and application of cloud computing, big data, IOT and other information technologies; Increase the integrated application of data and information, and promote the integrated development of logistics business platform

these policy documents are an important manifestation of the state's encouragement to logistics enterprises to actively adopt advanced technology and equipment such as robots, UAVs and unmanned vehicles to achieve automatic distribution and rapid transfer of express mail, and comprehensively improve the operation efficiency of warehousing, transportation and distribution

the logistics robot is hot, and the future competition war is imminent.

it can also be used for plastic mixing, plasticizing granulation, coloring, blending, etc.

the logistics robot market is a blue ocean. Nowadays, it is well known that using robots to reduce labor costs. Therefore, major e-commerce and logistics enterprises are accelerating the popularization of logistics robot applications

2019, driven by the rapid development of China's e-commerce industry, the freight volume and express volume of the logistics industry are still expected to maintain a stable growth, bringing huge market demand for logistics robots. Therefore, the process of investment and financing such as logistics robots has also been accelerated. Many robot manufacturers or technology companies have received a large number of investments in Angel round, pre-A round, a round and a + round. These investments have injected blood into the development of robot manufacturers. Many logistics robot manufacturers are going hand in hand, and the future industry war is imminent

for example, Alibaba recently acquired Shentong and took shares in Zhongtong and Yuantong; SF adopts industrial robot sorting method; JD invests in the innovative robot layout of the road; Kuangshi technology acquired iris robot; Hechuang, Songhe, shenchuang, etc. invest in stead robot; Midea announced its strategy to become a "global leading technology group in consumer appliances, HVAC, robotics and automation systems, and intelligent supply chain (logistics)"; Suning actively builds "scenario interconnection + intelligent supply chain", involving unmanned storage, unmanned vehicles, AGV robots, etc

logistics robots have poured into a large number of competitors. In 2019, this competitive trend is bound to give birth to the development of more segmented industries

in 2018, the development of logistics robots AGV and Kiva was relatively mature. However, due to the limitations of application scenarios, the progress also stagnated. However, as a new AMR (autonomous mobile robot), many enterprises have seen its application potential, and the future development will certainly help the birth of leading enterprises in the industry

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