Benefits offered by robotic systems in pharmaceutical manufacturing is a key factor driving the growth of pharmaceutical robots market.
[141 Pages Report] The overall pharmaceutical robotic systems market is expected to grow from USD 64.37 million in 2016 to USD 119.46 million by 2021, at a CAGR of 13.2% from 2016 to 2021.
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Based on type, the market is segmented into traditional robots and collaborative robots. The traditional robots segment is expected to command the largest share of the global market. The traditional robots segment is further categorized into articulated, SCARA (selective compliance articulated robot arm), delta/parallel, Cartesian, and other robots (which include spherical and dual-arm robots).
On the basis of application, the global pharmaceutical robots market is segmented into picking and packaging, inspection of pharmaceutical drugs, and laboratory applications. In 2016, the picking and packaging segment accounted for the largest share of the global pharmaceutical robots market. Factors such as demand for personalized packaging configurations and advantages of robots in pharmaceutical manufacturing such as high speed, accuracy, ability to track and trace, error-free operation, fewer accidents, and better utilization of the floor space are contributing to the large share of the picking and packaging segment.
Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global market. This segment is also projected to register the highest CAGR of 14.1% during the forecast period. Factors such as the increase in domestic industrial robot companies, flourishing pharmaceutical industry, increasing number of conferences and exhibitions, investment and funding in the robots industry, and Japan’s Robot Strategy are driving the growth of the APAC pharmaceutical robots market.
Key Market Players:
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan), FANUC Corporation (Japan), KUKA AG (Germany), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Denso Corporation (Japan), Seiko Epson Corporation (Japan), Marchesini Group S.p.A (Italy), Universal Robots A/S (Denmark), Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan), and Shibuya Corporation (Japan)