Global and China AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle/ Mobile Robot) Industry Report, 2017-2021
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In 2016, global AGV sales surged by 38.8% from a year earlier to 22,600 units thanks to favorable policies including industry 4.0 and intelligent automation and more use of AGV for e-commerce; China saw a substantial rise of 88.5% YoY in AGV sales to 9,950 units. It is expected that China’s AGV sales will grow at an average annual rate of 43.0% during 2017-2021, achieving 61,000 units in 2021. 


Production logistics including automobile and home appliance manufacturing still has the largest and steady demand for AGV in China, with a share of around 55% in the country’s total demand for AGV in 2016, but poses higher requirements on intelligent automation of AGV products; warehousing logistics like ecommerce witnesses soaring demand for AGV, occupying roughly 29% of the total in 2016 and expectedly up to 32% in 2021.

In the Chinese AGV market in 2016, domestic companies grabbed an 85% share in total sales, and foreign peers 15%. In fact, the foreign players such as JBT, Egemin, Rocla, Swisslog, Daifuku and Meidensha, dominated the high-end market; the low- and middle-end markets were taken up by Chinese brands, e.g., Siasun, KSEC Intelligent Equipment, Machinery Technology Development and Sanfeng Intelligent Conveying Equipment.

At present, dependence on imported AGV core parts like laser navigation, motor and control system still constitutes one of the key impediments to expansion of China’s AGV market. In recent years, Chinese manufacturers intensified development and research of AGV, sparing no effort to advance localization of core parts. Thereof, Siasun and KSEC Intelligent Equipment self-developed AGV control systems; GreatStar Industrial and CSG Smart Science & Technology were stepping up manufacture of their own laser sensors for AGV to improve market competence. 

Additionally, restricted by technology, AGC products are in the majority in Chinese AGV market, making up around 43% in 2016; AGVs with heavy load and linkage will be key products in China’s AGV industry layout, according to the Development Plan for China Robotics Industry (2016-2020). 

Global and China AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle, Mobile Robot) Industry Report, 2017-2021 by ResearchInChina highlights the following:
20120114.gifGlobal AGV market (size, demand structure, competitive landscape, development in Japan, Europe, the United States, etc.);
20120114.gifChinese AGV market (size, product structure, demand structure, price, competitive landscape, development trend, etc.);
20120114.gifSupply of core parts for AGV, including AGV system, on-board control system, drive system (motor, speed reducer, etc.), navigation system (magnetic navigation sensor, laser navigation, laser scanner, etc.), charging system, etc.;
20120114.gifDevelopment of main downstream industries (automobile, parking, electric power, tobacco, etc.) of AGV, and demand for AGV;
20120114.gifOperation and development strategy of 23 global and Chinese AGV producers.

1 Overview
1.1 Definition
1.2 Classification
1.3 Industry Chain

2 Global AGV Market 
2.1 Market Size
2.2 Demand Structure
2.3 Competitive Landscape
2.4 Regional Development
2.4.1 Japan
2.4.2 Europe
2.4.3 United Sates 

3 Chinese AGV Market
3.1 Development Overview
3.2 Market Situation
3.2.1 Market Size
3.2.2 Ownership
3.2.3 Sales Volume
3.3 Market Structure
3.3.1 By Navigation Technology
3.3.2 By Product
3.3.3 By Market
3.3.4 Others
3.4 Price
3.5 Competitive Pattern
3.5.1 By Region
3.5.2 By Type of Company
3.5.3 Ranking of Companies
3.6 Development Trend

4 Upstream and Downstream Industries of AGV
4.1 AGV Core Parts
4.1.1 Development Overview
4.1.2 Drive Device System
4.1.3 AGV On-board Control System
4.1.4 Navigation/Guidance System
4.1.5 AGV Battery/Energy System
4.1.6 AGV Master Control System
4.2 Downstream Industries of AGV
4.2.1 Automobile Manufacturing
4.2.2 Parking
4.2.3 Power Patrol Inspection
4.2.4 Tobacco Logistics
4.2.5 Heavy Load

5 Major Global AGV Players
5.1 JBT
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 AGV Business
5.1.4 Presence in China
5.2 Daifuku
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 AGV Business
5.2.4 Presence in China
5.3 Dematic
5.3.1 Operation
5.3.2 Presence in China
5.4 Swisslog
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 AGV Business
5.4.4 Presence in China
5.5 Meidensha
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Operation
5.5.3 AGV Business
5.5.4 Presence in China
5.6 Egemin
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Operation
5.6.3 Presence in China
5.7 Oceaneering AGV Systems (Frog AGV Systems)
5.8 Grenzebach Corporation
5.8.1 Operation
5.8.2 Presence in China
5.9 Elettric 80
5.10 Rocla

6 Key Chinese AGV Companies
6.1 Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation Co., Ltd.
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 AGV Robot Business
6.1.4 Development Strategy 
6.2 Yunnan KSEC Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.3 Machinery Technology Development Co. Ltd.
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 AGV Business
6.4 Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd. 
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 AGV Business
6.5 Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 AGV Business
6.5.4 Prospects
6.6 Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Operation
6.6.3 AGV Business
6.6.4 Output and Sales Volume
6.6.5 Development Strategy 
6.7 CSG Smart Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Operation
6.7.3 AGV Business
6.8 Guangzhou Jingyuan Mechano-Electric Equipment Co., Ltd.
6.8.1 Profile
6.8.2 Operation
6.9 Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery Co., Ltd.
6.9.1 Profile
6.9.2 Operation
6.9.3 AGV Business
6.10 Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot Co., Ltd.
6.10.1 Profile
6.10.2 Operation
6.10.3 AGV Business
6.11 Yonegy Logistics Automation Technology Co., Ltd.
6.12 Guangzhou Sinorobot Technology Co., Ltd.
6.13 Shenzhen OKAGV Co., Ltd.
Architecture Diagram of AGV
Composition of AGV System
Operating Scene and Communication Mode of AGV
Classification of AGV
Structure of AGV Software
AGV Industry Chain
AGV Production Line VS Traditional Production Line
Global AGV Sales Volume and YoY Growth, 2011-2021E
Global AGV Market Size, 2014-2021E 
Global AGV Demand Structure by Application, 2016
Financing and M&As of Major Global AGV Companies, 2016-2017
Revenue of Major Domestic and Foreign AGV Producers, 2015-2016
Global AGV Market Size by Country, 2016
AGVS/AGV Sales Volume in Japan, 2000-2021E
AGVS Sales Structure in Japan by Category, 2014-2021E 
AGV Market Size in Japan, 2014-2021E
Newly Installed AGVS and AVGs by European Integrators, 2000-2013
AGV Installations in Europe, 2011-2015
AGVS Installations of Major European and American AGV Producers, 2015
Development History of AGV in China
AGV Patent Filings in China, 2005-2016
Development Model of Major AGV Producers in China, 2017
AGV Market Size and YoY Growth in China, 2014-2021E
AGV Ownership and YoY Growth in China, 2014-2021E
AGV Sales Volume and YoY Growth in China, 2011-2017
AGV Structure in China by Navigation Mode, 2015
Difference between AGV and AGC
AGV Sales Structure in China by Product, 2015-2021E
AGV Demand Structure in China by Sector, 2016&2021E 
Average Price of AGV in China, 2014-2021E
AGV Price of Major Global and Chinese Producers in China, 2017
Regional Structure of AGV Producers in China, 2016
Market Share of AGV Companies in China by Country, 2014-2020E
Top10 Chinese AGV Producers, 2016
Presence of Major Global AGV Producers in China, 2016
Major Global and Chinese AGC Producers, 2016
Financing and M&As of Major AGV Producers in China, 2014-2016
AGV Sales Volume and YoY Growth in China, 2015-2021E
Development Trends of AGV
Number of Motors, Drivers and Speed Reducers of Per Unit AGV Drive System by Drive Mode
New Demand for AGV Motors in China, 2014-2021E
New Demand for AGV Speed Reducers in China, 2016-2021E
Composition of Laser Guided AGV On-board Control System
Chinese Controller and Robot Controller Market Size, 2013-2020E
New Demand for AGV On-board Controllers in China, 2016-2021E
Major Chinese Controller Producers, 2016
Classification of AGV Navigation Modes and Core Components
Major Laser Navigation System Producers in China
New Demand for AGV Laser Scanners in China, 2016-2021E
Main AGV Obstacle Avoidance Sensors in China
Major Chinese AGV Sensor Companies, 2016
Operating Principle of Magnetic Navigation Sensor for AGV System
Cycles of AGV Batteries
Contactless Power Supply AGV System
Supercapacitor Power Supply AGV System
Batteries as a Percentage of AGV Projects in Europe, 2015
Structure of AGV Batteries in China by Product, 2015
Main Charging Methods of AGV Batteries
Classification of Global AGV Software Systems
AGV Software Systems Used by Global and Chinese AGV Producers
China’s Automobile Output and Ownership, 2005-2016
Features and Configurations of AGV Systems for Car Production Lines
Density of Use of Car AGVs in Major Countries
Major Car AGV Producers in China
Car AGV Sales Volume in China, 2014-2021E
Global and Chinese AGV Products for Parking
Global and Chinese AGV for Parking Projects, 2017 
Power Industry’s Demand for AGVs in China, 2016-2021E
Development History of Tobacco Logistics in China, 2003-2017
Competitive Pattern of AGV for Tobacco Logistics
Use of AGVs in Some Tobacco Factories in China
Heavy Load AGV Producers by Purpose
Businesses of JBT
Subsidiaries of JBT, 2017
Revenue and Net Income of JBT, 2010-2016
Order Backlog of JBT by Product, 2013-2016
Revenue Breakdown of JBT by Product, 2010-2016
Revenue Breakdown of JBT by Region, 2012-2016
AGV Locations of JBT
JBT’s Subsidiaries in China, 2017
Business Structure of Daifuku 
Revenue Breakdown of Daifuku by Region, 2020E
Net Sales and Net Income of Daifuku, FY2010-FY2016
Orders Structure of Daifuku by Sector, FY2013-FY2016
Sales Structure of Daifuku by Sector, FY2013-FY2016
Sales Structure of Daifuku by Region, FY2013-FY2016
Quarterly Sales Structure of Daifuku by Region, FY2013-FY2016
Main AGV Clients of Daifuku
AGV Systems of Daifuku
Daifuku’s Sales in China, FY2013-FY2016
Daifuku’s Presence in China
M&As of Dematic, 2010-2017
Typical Clients of Dematic in China 
Businesses and Products of Swisslog
Orders, Sales and Net Income of Swisslog, 2010-2016
Main Operating Data of Swisslog, 2015-2016
Orders and Sales Breakdown of Swisslog by Business, 2010-2014
Business Sales Structure of Swisslog by Region, 2014
WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions) Orders and Sales of Swisslog, 2010-2014
WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions) Revenue Structure of Swisslog by Business, 2013-2014 
WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions) Orders of Swisslog by Industry
Swisslog’s Development Strategy for WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions)
AGVs of Swisslog
Business Structure of Meidensha
Net Sales and Net Income of Meidensha, FY2011-FY2016
Orders of Meidensha, FY2015-FY2016
Net Sales Structure of Meidensha by Business, FY2012-FY2016
Net Sales Breakdown of Meidensha by Region, FY2012-FY2015
Main Products and Clients of Meidensha’s Industrial Systems
Operation of Meidensha’s Industrial Systems, FY2015-FY2016
AGV Systems of Meidensha
Meidensha’s Subsidiaries in Mainland China, 2016
Businesses of Egemin
Egemin’s Presence in China
AGVs of Oceaneering AGV Systems
Grenzebach’s Facts, 2016
Business Members of Grenzebach 
Grenzebach’s Subsidiaries by Country/Region
Revenue and Net Income of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation, 2012-2016
Operating Revenue Structure of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation by Product, 2014-2016
Operating Revenue Structure of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation by Region, 2014-2016
Gross Margin of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation by Product, 2013-2016
AGVs of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation 
Main Partners of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation
AGVs of Yunnan KSEC Intelligent Equipment 
Revenue and Net Income of Machinery Technology Development, 2013-2016
Revenue Structure of Machinery Technology Development by Business, 2013-2015
Revenue Structure of Machinery Technology Development by Business, 2015H1-2016H1
Revenue Structure of Machinery Technology Development by Region, 2013-2015
AGV Business Performance of Machinery Technology Development 
Revenue and Net Income of Hangzhou Great Star Industrial, 2012-2016
Revenue Structure of Hangzhou Great Star Industrial by Product, 2014-2016
Operating Revenue Breakdown of Hangzhou Great Star Industrial by Region, 2014-2016
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Guozi Robotics, 2012-2016
Characteristics of Zhejiang Guozi Robotics’ AGV Systems 
Strategic Layout of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology 
Revenue and Net Income of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology, 2012-2016
Operating Revenue Structure of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology by Product, 2014-2016
Operating Revenue Structure of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology by Region, 2013-2016
Milestones in AGV-related Logistics System Business of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology, 2014-2016
Operation of Main AGV Subsidiaries of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology, 2015-2016
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment, 2011-2016
Operating Revenue Breakdown of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Product, 2013-2016
Operating Revenue Breakdown of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Region, 2013-2016
Gross Margin of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Product, 2013-2016
Milestones in AGV-related Business of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment, 2015-2017
Capacity, Output and Sales Volume of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Product, 2011-2015
Sales Volume and YoY Growth of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment’s Walking Type Electric Warehousing Vehicles, 2007-2015
Sales Volume and YoY Growth of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment’s Rider Type Electric Forklifts, 2007-2015
Revenue and Net Income of CSG Smart Science & Technology, 2013-2016
Revenue Structure of CSG Smart Science & Technology by Product, 2015-2016
Revenue Structure of CSG Smart Science & Technology by Region, 2015-2016
Revenue and Net Income of Huaxiao Precision (Suzhou), 2013-2016
AGVs of Huaxiao Precision (Suzhou)
Revenue and Net Income of Guangzhou Jingyuan Mechano-Electric Equipment, 2013-2016
Revenue and Net Income of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery, 2012-2016
Revenue Structure of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery by Product, 2012-2016
Revenue Breakdown of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery by Region, 2012-2016
Gross Profit and Gross Margin of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery by Product, 2012-2016
Applications of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery’s AGV Robots and Main Clients
Revenue and Net Income of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot, 2013-2016
Revenue Structure of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot by Product, 2013-2016
Revenue Breakdown of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot by Region, 2013-2016
Gross Margin of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot by Product, 2013-2016
Applications of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot’s AGVs and Main Clients
Main Automotive Clients of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot
Main Clients of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot in Electronic and Home Appliances Industries
Main Clients of Yonegy Logistics Automation Technology
AGV Business Milestones of Guangzhou Sinorobot Technology, 2014-2017

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