Automated Dispensing Machines Market To Reach $8.31 Billion By 2030

September 2023 | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Automated Dispensing Machines Market Growth & Trends

The global automated dispensing machines market size is expected to reach USD 8.31 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 7.2% from 2023 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing pressure on the pharmaceuticals due to reimbursement reduction and rapidly growing drug prices leads to inefficient supply chain and inventory management. The growing demand for automated systems, such as RFID cabinet and barcodes, facilitates real-time inventory and stock management, which is one of the pivotal factors expected to drive the market in the coming years.

Furthermore, the increase in global geriatric population and prevalence of various chronic diseases, as well as high rates of hospitalization are some of the factors increasing the burden on pharmacy of hospitals and retail drug stores. Upsurge in number of prescriptions and lack of skilled pharmacist are also few factors expected to boost automation in the medication dispensing system.

There is increasing demand for technologically advanced medication dispensing systems to mitigate long waiting hours for stock replenishment and drug mismanagement, which is one of the crucial factors expected to drive the usage rate of pharmacy automation system, such dispensing, storage, and retrieval. Based on the 2011 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings, it was stated that approximately 89% of the hospitals are using automated dispensing cabinets and over 10% of the hospitals are using robots.

According to a survey conducted by Society of Actuaries, it was found that measurable medication errors cost USD 20 billion to the U.S. economy, while majority of these errors could have been easily avoided. Increase in medication dispensing errors is a significant factor driving the number of adverse drug reactions, which may lead to severe deterioration of the patient’s health and may also lead to death; this is expected to drive the demand in the coming years. For instance, in the U.S., data published by the Institute of Medicine states that around 7,000 deaths each year can be attributed to medication errors.

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Automated Dispensing Machines Market Report Highlights

  • The inpatient segment is the leading application segment and occupies the largest share of 72.8% in 2022. Increasing cases of hospitalization coupled with occurrence of large number of medication errors contribute to the growth of this segment. The outpatient segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period with a CAGR of 8.1%.

  • The hospitals’ segment is the largest revenue share in 2022. Retail drug stores and pharmacies are expected to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period.

  • In 2022, the centralized pharmacy segment was the largest operations segment. The decentralized pharmacy is expected to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period.

  • In 2022, North America held majority of market share of over 53.4% in global automated dispensing machines market. Increasing medication errors and rising demand for the overall reduction in operational cost by streamlining medication dispensing processes are few key factors attributed to the regions high market share.

  • Some of the key market players are Omnicell, Inc.; Becton, Dickinson & Co; Baxter; Swisslog; Parata Systems; AmerisourceBergen Corporation. The other key competitors in the market include Pearson Medical Technologies; Script Pro LLC; and Capsa Solutions.

Automated Dispensing Machines Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the automated dispensing machines market based on application, end use, operation, and region:

Automated Dispensing Machines Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • Outpatient

  • Inpatient

Automated Dispensing Machines End Use Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • Hospitals

  • Retail Drug Stores and Pharmacies

Automated Dispensing Machines Operation Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • Centralized Pharmacies

  • Decentralized Pharmacies

Automated Dispensing Machines Regional Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Denmark

    • Sweden

    • Norway

  • Asia Pacific

    • Japan

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Thailand

    • South Korea

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

    • Argentina

  • Middle East & Africa

    • South Africa

    • Saudi Arabia

    • UAE

    • Kuwait

List of Key Players Automated Dispensing Machines Market

  • Omnicell, Inc.

  • BD

  • ScriptPro LLC

  • Avery Weigh-Tronix


  • Accu-Chart

  • Baxter

  • Capsa Healthcare

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