GVR Report cover Food Robotics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Food Robotics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type of Robot (Articulated, Parallel, SCARA, Cylindrical), By Application, By Payload, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-047-7
  • Number of Report Pages: 90
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2014 - 2015
  • Forecast Period: 2017 - 2025 
  • Industry: Technology

Industry Insights

The global food robotics market size was valued at USD 1.17 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 3.35 billion in 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.1% over the forecast period. The growing emphasis on increasing operational efficiency in production and rising demand for packaged foods are anticipated to drive the growth of market.

The rapid changes occurring in the robotics technology and the introduction of innovative and advanced automation technologies are driving the demand for robotics systems in the food industry. The technologies assist users in automation of diverse industrial applications such as palletizing, packaging, and processing. They also reduce the dependency of industries on workforce and help in maintaining the quality of output.

North American Food Robotics Market

The measures undertaken by various governments for food safety have been boosting the demand for automation solutions. The technology is aiding the food production and processing industries in achieving production objectives and maintaining consistency in quality of the products.

The increasing adoption of robotics systems for various industrial operations has created a demand for food robotics systems. The rapid change in technology and need for operational efficiencies in the food processing industry are leading to the development of automation systems such as articulated, parallel, SCARA, and cylindrical.

The automated systems used in the food processing industry cater heavy material handling, pack & place, and sophisticated processing needs. The capabilities and functions of automated systems vary depending on the industries’ requirements.   

The North American market is expected to grow significantly, along with the Europe and Asia Pacific regions. SCARA and parallel type robots are projected to grow at a significant growth rate over the forecast period. The growing number of prominent manufacturers and the presence of well-established infrastructure are the primary reasons driving the growth of the market in the North American region.

Type of Robot Insights

The types of robots used in the food robotics market are articulated, parallel, SCARA, cylindrical, and other robots. They have different payload capacities and are designed for various food processing industry operations.

The SCARA, parallel, and cylindrical segments are expected to witness significant growth over the forecasted period. The articulated segment accounted for the highest market share in 2016, owing to the extensive use of articulated systems for palletizing and material handling.

Payload Insights

The payload capacity of robots is the weight, which a robotic arm can lift. The payload capacity of dependents on the task it performs. The payload segment is segregated into low, medium, and heavy payload categories. The low, medium, and heavy payload systems have the payload capacities of 0-10 kg, 10 kg to 100 kg, and above 100 kg, respectively. 

The low and the medium payload capacity segments are expected to grow at faster rates over the forecasted period. Packaging, repackaging, picking, and placing applications are addressed by the low and medium payload capacity systems. The trend of using these automated systems is expected to boost the growth of the overall food robotics market. 

Application Insights

The packaging segment is expected to grow at a faster CAGR compared to the other applications. The demand for the packaged food is the key driving factor for the segment growth. The use of robotics systems for packaging enables an increase in production capacity, reduction in wastage, and uniformity in packaging.


North American Food Robotics Market

The applications segment consists of packaging, repackaging, palletizing, picking, and processing. The increasing use of automated solutions in the food processing industry is expected to drive the repackaging and processing segments over the forecasted period.

Regional Insights

The European market accounted for the largest share of the market in 2016, owing to the food safety regulations and the increasing labor costs in the region. The regulatory measures taken in the food safety in the European market are expected to drive the demand for the automated systems. The increasing labor costs in the food industry are driving the market towards the adoption of automated systems in the European market. 

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period. The increasing disposable income is increasing the demand for packaged and processed food in the emerging economies and thus, further influencing the adoption of automation technologies to enhance the food production capabilities.

Food Robotics Market Share Insights

The key market participants in the market are ABB Group, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Fanuc Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Industries, Rockwell Automation Incorporated, and others.

The increased adoption of automation technologies for food processing and production purposes is driving the growth of the market. The increasing number of key players in the market is influencing the competition, as the providers are spending on the research and development activities to introduce innovative solutions for meeting the requirements of the industry.    

The increasing demand for automated processes and the economic growth of the emerging countries are providing new growth avenues for the manufacturers. The measure robotics system providers are based in developed countries such as Japan, Germany, and the U.S. 

Recent Developments

  • In February 2022, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation launched a teaching-less robot system technology designed specifically for food-processing factories. These robots perform arrangement, sorting, and other similar tasks with the speed of humans without any supervision.

  • In April 2021, Rockwell Automation Inc. announced a collaboration with Comau. This collaboration was aimed at simplifying processing and lifecycle management in food & beverage industries.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global food robotics market based on types, payload, applications, and regions:

  • Types of Robots outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Articulated

    • Parallel

    • SCARA

    • Cylindrical

    • Other

  • Payload outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Low

    • Medium

    • Heavy

  • Application outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Packaging

    • Repackaging

    • Palletizing

    • Picking

    • Processing

    • Other

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • Republic of Korea

    • Rest of the World

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