Mobile Industrial Robot Market

Mobile Industrial Robot Market By Type (Jacking Robots, Smart Forklifts, Picking Robots), By Configuration (Semi-Automated, Fully Automated), By Load Capacity (100 - 500, 500 – 1,000), By Enterprise Size (Small Enterprises, Medium Enterprises) & By Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Mobile Industrial Robot Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Mobile Industrial Robot Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global mobile industrial robot market is anticipated to be valued at US$ 7.2 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 15.7% to reach US$ 31.1 billion by the end of 2033.

Mobile industrial robots offer new level of efficiency and cost reduction while transporting goods. This is considered as the fastest-growing segment of the robot market due to its application in the automotive, healthcare, electronic, and other end-use industry.

Report Attributes


Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 7.2 Billion

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 31.1 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~15.7% CAGR

North America Market Share (2023)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~17.9% CAGR

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~16.4% CAGR

East Asia Market Share (2023)


Key Companies Profiled

  • Adept Technology
  • Bastian Solutions
  • Fetch Robotics
  • Grenzebach
  • Kollmorgen

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Historic and Future Path for Mobile Industrial Robot Market

The application of mobile industrial robots in various sectors and apparent demand from the automobile industry is likely to increase the sales of the product. Mobile industrial robots improve efficiency in warehouses and manufacturing plants, provide workplace safety, enhance supply chains and subsequently help in expanding businesses and boosting the revenue of the company.

  • Growth Factors for Short Term (2023-2026): Pullulating infrastructure development coupled with collaborative robots in automotive industry to flourish demand for the product.
  • Factors for Medium-Term Growth (2026-2029): Introduction of the mobile industrial robot as a service, in the warehouse, hospitals, airports, and others as an advanced business model to increase the demand for the product.
  • Long-Term Growth Opportunities (2029-2033): Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are growing at a rapid pace and the business model is adopting AI & ML to make new industrial robots bolster the growth of the market in the upcoming years.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the global mobile industrial robot market registered a CAGR of 11.1%, according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 15.7% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Mobile industrial robot market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of mobile industrial robot based on semi-automated and region is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the semi-automated segment, the semi-automated sub-segment dominates with a 56.4% market share in 2023.

“Adoption of Mobile Industrial Robots Revolutionize the Business Model”

The development of robotic technology has substantially increased the capabilities of mobile industrial robots. They are programmed to carry out numerous functions in an industrial context typically employed in manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and warehouses.

Modern technology and fresh approach to lean manufacturing have also been introduced, greatly enhancing the capabilities of these robots. Controls and robotic system improvements have increased state-of-the-art technology, making it possible for mobility jobs like product distribution. This greater manufacturing flexibility can help a business save time and money during the manufacturing process, which leads to a less expensive final product.

Furthermore, numerous industries could be revolutionized by the use of the mobile industrial sector. By enabling robots to independently go to multiple locations for their task, production logistics bound to be simplified. Robots will be able to operate alongside people and will help reduce labor demands.

These several factors will positively impact the market growth and help in generating maximum revenue.

“High Initial Investment and Expensive Sensors Restrain the Growth of the Market”

Mobile industrial robots require significant capital investments to purchase and install, and it may take many years before those savings outweigh the initial outlay. Therefore, the high initial investment required for the automation of production using industrial robots may be a barrier to the market's expansion.

Additionally, for the development of the industrial robot, various sensors are required which are quite expensive such as motion sensors, voice recognition, and others. Hence the availability of these sensors is quite challenging. Further, a malfunctioning robot in a manufacturing environment will slow down production, and this mobile industrial robot may fail anywhere in a facility.

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Country-wise Insights

Why Mobile Industrial Robot is Considered the fastest-growing Market in Japan?

With 45% of the world's supply, Japan is currently the leading industrial robot manufacturer. Japan is a highly robotized nation and a leader in the usage of mobile industrial robots on a global scale. Over the previous five years, the average compound annual growth rate for exports of Japanese industrial robots was 6%. The nation's suppliers of robots have significantly grown their production capacity in recent years.

The most important element affecting the rapid expansion of Japan's robot industry is likely country's expanding automobile sector. Japanese robot manufacturers began to have a dominant position in the global robotics market as a result of competition among them regarding quality and performance in response to demands from the automobile industry.

Robot adoption in Japan is still being driven by a lack of labor and it is estimated that it will grow at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period.

What Role does the US Play in the Expansion of the Mobile Industrial Robot market?

Major demand chunk for industrial robots in the US comes from the automotive sector, and key multinational corporations frequently choose the US as the location of their manufacturing operations. However, the use of industrial robots in various manufacturing applications has increased in the United States due to advancements in new technology and product development.

Furthermore, the use of industrial robots in the US has increased along with increased foreign direct investments (FDI) from non-NAFTA automakers. The United States benefited from these investments due to its status as a major exporter.

Category-wise Insights

Why Automotive Industry Increases the Demand for Mobile Industrial Robot?

Rapid growth in the adoption of mobile industrial robots across a range of end-use industries is a result of the rising demand for automation. The demand for mobile industrial robots in the automotive industry is primarily driven by the increasing adoption of automation in the automotive manufacturing process, as well as the involvement of AI and ML technology.

Additionally, the availability of interested workers is declining due to high employment rates and rising wages, and societal pressure to maintain a secure and pleasant workplace further supports the growth of the market to expand the utilization of mobile robots across various automobile industries.

Furthermore, the automotive industry can reduce non-value work hours and, value-adding tasks to their current staff in a safer setting by integrating mobile industrial robots into the workforce. And it is estimated that implementing mobile industrial robots in the automotive sector will help in generating large revenue and will grow at a CAGR of 16.6% during the projected period.

Why Semi-Automated Mobile Industrial Robots Should be Deployed in the Industrial Applications?

With the growing advantages of technological industries, such as the need for high efficiency and the safety of humans, semi-automated mobile industrial robots have become extremely popular in manufacturing facilities. The development of semi-automated industrial robots that meet their operational requirements and implementation for their applications has been made possible by technological breakthroughs.

However, in order to reap benefits like flexibility, safety, and financial breakthrough, deploying semi-automated robots to carry out these jobs can be a critical step. Further, several advantages in logistics and warehousing would cut down on labor and eradicate human mistakes.

In a nutshell, the mobile industrial robot can assist industries in safeguarding fuel both inside and outside of enterprises, as well as checking the condition of the facilities without putting any workers in danger.

Market Titans Key Strategies

Prominent mobile industrial robot manufacturers are Adept Technology, Bastian Solutions, Fetch Robotics, Grenzebach, Kollmorgen, MiR, OMRON, Seer Intelligent Technology Corporation, Vanderlande, and other players.

Manufacturers are concentrating on implementing new technology and planning to collaborate with players in the international market to explore the potential of mobile industrial robots. Producers are primarily concentrating on creating advanced automation systems that are reliable, economical, simple to deploy and operate with a rapid return on investment.

Further, manufacturers are focused on expanding their territories across emerging nations to gain high-profit margins. Hence, acquisition and collaboration are preferred strategies for the market titans willing to expand their business.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of mobile industrial robot positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Mobile Industrial Robot Industry Research

  • By Type :

    • Jacking Robots
    • Smart Forklifts
    • Picking Robots
    • Others
  • By Configuration :

    • Semi-Automated
    • Fully Automated
  • By Enterprise Size :

    • Small Enterprises
    • Medium Enterprises
    • Large Enterprises
  • By End Use Industry :

    • Automotive
    • Electronics
    • Healthcare
    • Food & Beverages
    • Medicine

    By Load Capacity (Kg) :

    • 100 - 500
    • 500 – 1,000
    • 1,000 – 1,500
    • Above 1,500

    By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the Global Mobile Industrial Robot Market Size?

The global mobile industrial robot market is valued at US$ 7.2 billion in 2023.

How will the Market Perform over the Forecast Period?

During 2023-2033, sales of the mobile industrial robot increased at 15.7% CAGR.

Which Regional Mobile Industrial Robot Market Accounts for a Leading Market Share?

Europe tops the global mobile industrial robot market accounting for 29.1% market share.

Which Segment holds the Highest Market Share?

By configurations segment, semi-automated account for 56.4% share of global sales.

Which Sub-Segment of Industries Holds the Highest Market Share?

Automotive sub-segment accounts for a 26.1% share of global sales.

Who are the Major Players in the Mobile Industrial Robot Market?

Market players include Adept Technology, Bastian Solutions, and Fetch Robotics are majorly operating and dominating in the market.

Mobile Industrial Robot Market

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