On track: Industry demand will rise as technology improves and corporate profit grows

Over the past five years, operators in the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Manufacturing industry have lifted itself to new highs. As the economy expanded, industrial production and freight volumes climbed. Consequently, the need for more goods to be moved throughout manufacturing and logistics facilities grew. As a result, demand for AGVs increased. Over the next five years, industry revenue is expected to continue growing. Increasing manufacturing and transportation activity and a continued emphasis on productivity are anticipated to propel demand for industry products. Moreover, as operators adapt AGVs to accommodate more industries, their proliferation throughout the entire economy will rise. However, an appreciating dollar and competition will temper the rate of growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing industrial activity and freight volumes are anticipated to increase demand for AGVs
  • The United States is home to some of the largest AGV producers in the world
  • Product innovation has been an important factor in the industry’s growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, the average industry company will invest an expected $0.02 in capital equipment. The design and assembly of some of the industry's products, particularly AGV systems and software, involve a significant amount of skilled human labor. Also, skilled labor is required to monitor production lines, undertake research and development, give customers advice about the most suitable material handling equipment for their needs and perform maintenance and repairs. A primary component of the sales process for these manufacturers is specific efficiency gains that they can provide and the sufficient return on investment that can be attained. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Effective quality control
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as commerce sales and Freight transportation services index in the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures automated guided vehicles (AGV), which are mobile robots used for material handling and tracking or repetitive tasks. These vehicles follow markers or use vision or lasers to navigate in commercial settings.

    Industry Products
  • Wire systems
  • Laser systems
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing automated guided vehicles for assembly lines
  • Manufacturing automated guided vehicles for forklifting
  • Manufacturing automated guided vehicles for other industries' production lines
  • Manufacturing automated guided vehicles for handling and tracking inventory
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • commerce sales
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Corporate profit
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Strong growth
  • Trade factors
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand expands
  • Competition from trade
  • Profit and industry
  • Table: Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing
  • Tire Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Laser systems
  • Wire systems
  • Chart: Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Logistics and nonmanufacturing
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    JBT Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Egemin Automation,
  • Table: JBT Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Jervis B. Webb Company - financial performance
  • Table: Egemin Automation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • E-Commerce Sales (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Automated Guided Vehicle (Agv)
  • An automated guided vehicle (AGV) is a wheel-based vehicle that follows a computer-controlled path along a series of lasers, magnetic tape or other systems.
  • Fork Vehicle
  • An AGV equipped with a heavy duty fork used for lifting and loading pallets, racks and other trays.
  • Towing Vehicle
  • An AGV equipped with a hitching mechanism used to tow or haul multiple crates of cargo across a facility floor.
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