Global Palletizer Market - Growth, Trend and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)

The palletizer market was valued at USD 2.15 billion in 2017, and it is projected to reach a value of USD 2.9 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.21%, over the forecast period, 2018-2023.
As manually placing boxes on pallets can be time-consuming and expensive, and it can cause unusual stress to workers, palletizers are used to automate the pallet building process in a warehouse, distribution, or manufacturing facility. For long production runs with the same stock keeping units (SKUs) and same-size cases, a conventional palletizer is preferred. However, robotic palletizers are more flexible and reliable for palletizing multiple SKU pallets. In the current fast-paced-economy, retailers and distribution centers are shipping fewer pallets with a single SKU and generating more mixed-case pallets with multiple SKUs. Thus, robotic palletizers are expected to be used more than conventional ones, for palletizing.

Increasing Demand for Scara Robots in the Food Processing Industry to Drive the Market

With the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, increased focus has been placed on preventing contamination in the US food supply. Implementation of application-specific robots has resulted in achieving the target of cost saving in the food and beverage industry. For instance, the packaging sector in the FMCG industry, which accounts for a major share of the finished product cost, with the employment of packaging robots has attained a reduction of wastage and improved operational workflows. SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) robotic palletizers are typically used for food processing. Their low cost, small footprint, and high throughput rates make them attractive to manufacturers who want to increase their efficiency.

The Food and Beverage Industry to Lead the Palletizer Market

The food & beverage industry has always been a key contributor for enhancing market revenue of palletizers. As the competition between retailers continues to intensify and government regulations become more stringent, demand for palletizers continues to increase. According to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), 48% of dairy processors need improvements in processing equipment. A wide variety of end-of-arm tools are capable of handling single products, full rows, and entire layers of product, depending on customer needs. According to PMMI report, two out of three manufacturing locations have either palletizing robots installed or plan to add them to their palletizing operations in the future.

North America is a significant region in the global palletizer market

According to PMMI, the North American market for packaging machinery is estimated to USD 11 billion and represents 19% of the global market for packaging machinery. Also, primary factors driving growth in the region are: rise in minimum wages and automating palletizing operations with robotics by several companies in North America to achieve a faster ROI. Increased focus on sustainability packaging is also increasing the demand for energy-efficient packaging machinery, such as palletizers, in the region


Key Developments in the Market

• February 2018 – Columbia Machine introduced HL9200 palletizer, which is designed to provide flexibility by incorporating variable lane position technology with soft turn case handling; and two configurable layer tables to provide stable layer forming.

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